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Resilience Circles: Making It Through Tough Times Through Learning, Mutual Aid, Social Action and Community Support

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Resilience Circles are small groups where people can come together to increase their support and feelings of security in tough times.


While I vote, I often do so with tongue in cheek. We need to get beyond the rule of corporations and their underling politicians. As such, tomorrow's Envision This! episode will be true to my heart. It will be on Resilience Circles. I hope you tune in. If you can't do it tomorrow night at 8:00pm, the show will be archived. If you listen at 8, you will be able to phone in and ask questions. The promo for the show goes thus:

ENVISION THIS: Resilience Circles, small groups for tough times where people come together to increase their personal security through learning, mutual aid, social action, and community support. This should be a vision listeners can share and act upon immediately in their own neighborhoods.

Our guests will be Sarah Byrnes, Economic Justice Organizer at the Institute for Policy Studies, where she coordinates the Resilience Circle Network and Conrad Willeman who has facilitated the beginning of several Resilience Circles.

The economy is going through a deep transition, and economic security is eroding for millions of people. We're worried about our financial security and about the future we are creating for our children. Many of us aren't part of communities where we can talk openly about these challenges and fears.

In response, people are forming small "Resilience Circles" of ten -- twenty people. These groups are exploring a new kind of security based in mutual aid and community support, and helping build a new kind of economy that's fair and in harmony with the earth.

A very informative 5 minute video on Resilience Groups can be viewed at


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Burl is an avid writer and publishes to OpEd News. He is author of "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature." As of this writing, Burl is planning to self-publish the book. Alongside his wife, Burl co-hosts an on line radio (more...)

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