Interview with Elandria Williams of the Highlander Center on rootedeness, organizing, participatory research, and more

Interview of Elandria Williams, by Community-Wealth.org Education Team member, Highlander Center and Co-editor of Beautiful Solutions Interviewed by Steve Dubb, Director of Special Projects, The Democracy Collaborative July 2016 Elandria Williams is on the Education team at the Highlander Research and Education Center, where she has worked since 2007. Elandria helps co-coordinate the Southern Grassroots Economies Project (SGEP), supports the …

End of coal: Failure (of us) to plan for it hurts miners most: can we have the dialogue and planning we need?

On a just transition History shows governments that don’t anticipate and make provisions for the decline of coal burden communities for generations Retired coal miner Kenneth Dangerfield, from Morgantown, West Virginia, speaks to Barack Obama’s labour secretary Thomas E. Perez in 2014 (Photo: US Department of Labor) By Oliver Sartor and Andrzej Błachowicz Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US …

Modeled after the Civil Rights Era’s citizenship and freedom schools, the new Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership teaches skills for the Trump Era.

By Chuck Collins, also see Sarah Van Gelder’s effort underway, June 2017 More than 200 people crammed into a meeting room at Smith College to listen to Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum speak at the May 4 opening ceremony of the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership. The new school provides in-person training opportunities in activism in five cities throughout Western Massachusetts. “We need the Sojourner Truth School …

A massive list of free online university course providers from around the world

It’s been more than five years since online education got a massive boost when three free online courses, taught by Stanford professors, launched in October 2011. Each of these courses has had over 100,000 students. Professors launched three online course websites: Coursera, edX, and Udacity. And the media started calling the courses provided by these websites “MOOCs”: Massive Open Online Courses. …