by Elisa Chavez I recently had dinner with some college friends, all of us in our early twenties and fresh out of school. We met up at a cozy restaurant, hugged, and proceeded to eat cozy comfort food and get extremely riled up about the state of the world. Campaign finance, giant corporations, media representation of the Arab world, we covered it alland eventually, as the social analysis reached a [...]Read more ›
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We all know itâ€™s time to change the way we approach government. Oftentimes the current system fails the very people who supposedly control the democratic process. You wouldnâ€™t be reading this blog if you didnâ€™t think that itâ€™s time to change how we approach local governance, and itâ€™s up to all of us to make this change. Social Change 2.0: A Blueprint for Reinventing our World by David Gershon is [...]Read more ›
Over the past few months, Iâ€™ve been dipping into a book called â€œBuilding San Franciscoâ€™s Parks 1850-1930â€ by Terence Young. It’s a fascinating study that reveals continuing themes in the development and stewardship of our parks. I’m astonished at how the issues and challenges it chronicles parallel those we face today. The terrain of San Francisco seemed incredibly bleak to those accustomed to the forest cover and greenery of the [...]Read more ›