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
Center for Economic Democracy has released a 4-part podcast: Economics for Emancipation. I had the privilege of appearing on Episode 2 with Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson. Our 45-minute segment is called: There’s No Such Thing As The Economy. In this episode, Penn and Kali offer provocative ideas on how we relate to the economy.Continue reading Economics for Emancipation Podcast
I have had the honor of participating in several online panels in April and May relating the coronavirus pandemic to economic justice, Earth Day, and community self-governance. Below are links to the recordings. Imagining and Demanding Economic Justice in the Time of Coronavirus[recorded Monday May 5] The Institute for Research on Race and Public PolicyContinue reading Pandemic Panels April-May 2020
The New Solutions Journal recently published an article I wrote on “Community University Collaborations for Environmental Justice”. This piece lays out a model for deep, transformative, co-learning between community and university. It is based on the partnerships that I have been building at Tufts Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning over the past six yearsContinue reading Co-Learning for Environmental Justice
Tufts UEP Lecturer Penn Loh and UEP Field Project students have been partnering to support the Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network. A report by a UEP Field Project student team was released at the Network’s launch on April 27, 2016 — Building a Livable Boston April2016ver. The report outlines the potential benefits of communityContinue reading Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network Launched
Community partners and graduate students are invited to participate in a new course for Fall 2015, the Tufts UEP Practicum (UEP293-09). This is a community-university co-learning opportunity that builds on the Practical Visionaries Workshop started in 2011. The theme of this Fall’s Practicum is Community Control and Ownership Strategies for Boston. Our primary partner isContinue reading Fall 2015 Tufts UEP Practicum: Community Control and Ownership Strategies for Boston
Check out this Somerville Community Access Television news story on January 28, 2015 on the Union Square community benefits agreement process. I was interviewed to explain the basics of community benefits agreements.