Restore Circles | www.restorecircles.love
The Restore Circles Initiative is an effort to build a shared narrative about the origins, purpose, and application of the circle process in the arduous tasks of transforming institutions and strengthening communities. Circle process emerges as a practice of making, sustaining and evolving community, as a process for community governance, out of a worldview that recognizes our deep interconnection and our interdependent relationship with nature and the sacred.
Thousand Currents | thousandcurrents.org (Berkeley, CA)
Thousand Currents identifies, evaluates, and grows the best ideas from local leaders and organizations to alleviate poverty and injustice around the world. Thousand Currents connects a passionate and engaged network of supporters to the visionary leaders and organizations creating lasting solutions to their communities’ most pressing challenges. Thousand Currents invests in initiatives led by the women, youth, and indigenous people who are solving our world's most pressing problems. Supporting grassroots leaders in the Global South creates lasting, transformative change - a world with food sovereignty, alternative economies, and climate justice.
Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe | abenakitribe.org
The mission of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation is to strengthen our government; to build our community, and ensure sustainability; to protect our customs and traditions; and to revive our culture and celebrate our heritage while sharing it with those around us. N'dakinna (our homeland) is nestled among the lakes, rivers, and forests of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Our connection to this land cannot be described in any language. It is our birthright and obligation to advocate for our ancestral territory so that its uniqueness and beauty will be protected for the generations to come.
iLEAP | ileap.org (Seattle, WA)
iLEAP exists to create more social justice and equity in the world and to lift up and sustain the community-based leaders who are the center of social change. We believe that, if we grow, transform, and connect these people that it will lead to stronger communities, countries, and less human suffering in the world.
Black/Land Project | blacklandproject.org
The Black/Land Project gathers and analyzes stories about the relationship between black people, land and place. The purpose of the project is to identify and amplify the current critical dialogues surrounding the relationship between black people (including African-Americans, Caribbean-Americans, AfroLatin@s and African immigrants) and land. The relationship to land may be a black business district in Detroit, a fifth generation family farm in the Alabama Black Belt , a public park in Cleveland, or a Boston church filled with local history. Because black people are the most urbanized racial group in the U.S., our definition of “land” prioritizes relationships to land in cities used for streets and neighborhoods; relationships between urban lots that are land-banked and conservation land; black agricultural tradition in urban and rural settings; and wilderness and forests as black spaces. Our focus is sharing the powerful traditions of resourcefulness, resilience and regeneration that black relationships to land contain.