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Not too late to register for Writing Race, my new writing workshop - Thurs July 22 at Community Change Inc. Boston

Writing Race: A Workshop on Mining our Racial Memories | Community Change, Inc.


Join the curious, the committed, and the casual to explore the formation of our racial identities through writing. In this two-session series, we will use structured writing exercises to make sense of our relationship to race. We will step away from the busy-ness of our everyday lives to catch our c…

Jul 22nd 11:28am • No Comments

To celebrate Nelson Mandela's birthday today, here are words of wisdom from South African pastor and bishop Peter Storey: "American preachers have a task more difficult, perhaps, than those faced by us under South Africa's apartheid, or Christianity under Communism. We had obvious evils to engage; you have to unwrap your culture from years of red, white and blue myth. You have to expose, and confront, the great disconnection between kindness, compassion and caring of most American people, and the ruthless way American power is experienced, directly and indirectly, by the poor of the earth. You have to help good people see how they have let their institutions do their sinning for them. This is not easy among people who really believe that their country does nothing but good, but it is necessary, not only for their future, but for us all." Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals July 16. (Thanks to Stewart Lanier for sharing)

Jul 18th 6:41pm • 1 Comment

Check out this photo of Michelle Obama. A sober historical marker, and reminder that we have not come as far as we should have in 50 years.

This Photo Of Michelle Obama Will Give You Goosebumps


Although, segregation in American schools was officially outlawed in 1954 with the groundbreaking Brown vs. Board of Education decision, there's still a great deal of progress that remains to be seen in the nation's public schools. And a recent Whit...

Jul 16th 12:35pm • No Comments

Susan Naimark provides consulting services to grassroots groups, nonprofit organizations, public school parent groups, schools and other public agencies.
My focus is on creating bridges between the different worlds in which I have been deeply involved: public schools, community development organizations, advocacy and organizing groups.
My work helps people develop the skills, relationships, and understanding that enable them to work together to build equitable communities with renewed energy, motivation and hope.


  • training
  • technical assistance
  • supporting leaders, staff, volunteers and constituents


  • community building
  • program development
  • building racial equity
  • cross-cultural collaboration
  • education reform organizing
  • organizational systems to support volunteers and community partnerships
  • participatory decision-making processes