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This time they can see our pain

Salt Lake City’s recent protests and perspectives from a young black student. You can call the protest violent. By the end, it was. But understand that when you do so, when all you …

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Building gardens on common grounds

Since its inception in March, the Neighborhood Resili­ency Initiative (NRI) has installed over 20 community gardens in the Salt Lake Valley, from Rose Park to Draper. The project’s …

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How to make this moment the turning point for change: basic lessons to draw from the past

As millions of people across the country take to the streets and raise their voices in response to the killing of George Floyd and the ongoing problem of unequal justice, many peop …

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Spaceship Earth: a new film to inspire the power of small groups and to re-imagine our world

Photo courtesy of Sundance Institute You may remember the story––in 1991, in Oracle, Arizona, about an hour north of Tucson, eight people sealed themselves inside “Biosphere 2,” a …

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Mantras for Sanity: Quarantine Staff Picks (Part 5)

We don’t know about you, but we’ve been losing it a little bit the last few weeks. Even though Utah has entered the “orange” phase, our state has yet to reach its projected peak in …

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Sweet Streets

What you get when you design and construct safe alternatives to driving cars. Cities along the Wasatch Front are growing and evolving. People are moving to the area as they discove …

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Monica’s story

The following story is one of three collective stories (see “Community Cats” and “Meet the Cat Avenger: Julie Davis”) on feral felines and the women who love them.  One cat leads t …

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Zoom Yoga

Maintaining community in quarantine These times of quarantine are challenging us all, one way or another. My yoga studio, Mindful Yoga Collective, has been closed since mid-March, …

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Podcast “Foreign Somewhere” Episode 1: Shanghai during the covid-19 pandemic with Jayden Ke

Foreign Somewhere is a podcast connecting with people from around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. While we’re sitting at home in isolation all this time, feeling …

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How to Politely Decline an Invitation to Gather During COVID-19 (Plus, a note on quarantine-friendly alternatives and Zoom etiquette)

Social etiquette in the days of the coronavirus pandemic is changing. No more handshakes, no more hugs, no more clinking glasses together during a group cheers. The new polite thin …

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