Building Solidarity Culture – NPQ Roundtable Article

I had the pleasure and privilege of joining a roundtable discussion on March 17, 2022, hosted by the Nonprofit Quarterly, on how to build cultures that can sustain solidarity economies. This was an amazing session featuring speakers Gar Alperovitz, Jessica Gordon Nembhard, and Ronnie Galvin. I joined the speakers and a group of solidarity economyContinue reading Building Solidarity Culture – NPQ Roundtable Article

Article published in Social Sciences on the Co-Education/Co-Research (CORE) Partnership

We have published another article on the Co-Education/Co-Research Partnership (CORE). It appears in the journal Social Sciences and is titled: Co-Education/Co-Research Partnership: A Critical Approach to Co-Learning between Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and Tufts University. It was co-authored by Penn Loh and former Tufts UEP students Zoë Ackerman, Joceline Fidalgo (also a former DSNI staff),Continue reading Article published in Social Sciences on the Co-Education/Co-Research (CORE) Partnership

Article published in Gateways Journal: A Relational Approach to Transforming Power in a Community-University Partnership

I and former UEP students Zoë Ackerman and Joceline Fidalgo have published the article “A Relational Approach to Transforming Power in a Community-University Partnership” in Gateways International Journal of Community Research and Engagement in December 2021. It explores the power dynamics in our Co-Education/Co-Research (CORE) partnership between Tufts UEP and the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative.Continue reading Article published in Gateways Journal: A Relational Approach to Transforming Power in a Community-University Partnership

New Chapter on Community Labor United in Igniting Justice and Progressive Power

A chapter on the history of Community Labor United (CLU) that I co-authored with Mark Erlich has just been published in a new book on progressive labor community alliances. Igniting Justice and Progressive Power compiles cases of regional power building in cities across the US from affiliates of the Partnership for Working Families (recently renamedContinue reading New Chapter on Community Labor United in Igniting Justice and Progressive Power

Two Master’s Theses Completed in Collaboration with Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

Luisa Santos and Molly Kaviar completed their Tufts UEP Master’s theses this spring 2021, working with the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI). Both served as Research Assistants on a community action research project between UEP and DSNI that started in 2018. [For more on this project, go to this website.] DSNI has been working forContinue reading Two Master’s Theses Completed in Collaboration with Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

Seeing Solidarity Economy in Action in Montreal

By Allie Wainer and Melissa Gordon In May 2019, a group of 18 students and faculty with Tufts New Economy and community members from the Solidarity Economy Initiative traveled to Montreal for a weekend to exchange ideas with organizations putting solidarity economy values into practice. Instead of traveling to an academic-style conference, we explored MontrealContinue reading Seeing Solidarity Economy in Action in Montreal

Arts for Community Control: Planning an Arts and Innovation District Without Displacement

This article, written by Penn Loh and Molly Kaviar, was posted in Shelterforce magazine (Sep. 28, 2020): https://shelterforce.org/2020/09/28/planning-an-arts-district-with-art-and-fighting-displacement-with-community/. This piece shares learnings from our community action research collaboration with Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, focusing on how the arts have been used in community planning in Upham’s Corner. Jason Moreno first learned about redevelopment efforts takingContinue reading Arts for Community Control: Planning an Arts and Innovation District Without Displacement