5 Things the People’s Climate March is Doing Right, and Why You Should Be There

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This article was originally published on the Huffington Post on Friday, September 19th, 2014. Please head there to read, Like or Share it: http://huff.to/1r77pff    This Sunday 9/21 in New York City, tens or hundreds of thousands of people will be marching through the streets as part of the People’s Climate March, a demonstration that’s slated to be the largest of … Read More

New Year Newsletter: Doing What I Love

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Friends and family, Happy new year! This last year has been an incredible one — beyond anything I could’ve imagined when it started. I’m brimming with gratitude for all of it, and especially for your presence in my life and the ways you’ve been part of my adventures this last year. It was a year of doing what I love, … Read More

Meetings that Build Movements: I. Setting Next Steps

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Meetings are huge. There’s something incredible that happens in them: people come together and plan to take action, doing so amidst the uncertainty of the world they want to change and the diverse and often conflicting viewpoints in the room. When they’re sweet, those meetings move with focus and purpose through constructive conflict, the group makes decisions and it agrees … Read More

A Climate Leadership Fundraiser Update

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Fundraising team, It’s been an incredible five months since the moment we soared past $7000, the goal for the Climate Leadership Fundraiser. In this season of gratitude and with some big things afoot, I wanted to write to share my thanks for what you’ve made possible and give you a quick update. Days after the end of the fundraiser on … Read More

Focusing, Transitioning and Launching

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Friends, Family and Supporters, It’s time. On Friday, October 4th 2013 I’m officially launching a coaching and training project to build thriving, powerful movements for social change. It’s a project that has grown out of years of doing climate organizing and seeing ever more clearly what our social movements really need that I have to give. This last week I’ve been wrapping … Read More

Dr. King’s Question To Today’s Social Movements

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Dr. King’s words have been echoing through me for the last few days: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” There’s a prophetic, universal truth in those words that makes them so powerful — the truth that we are faced with a choice, in every moment, of … Read More

Adventures on America’s Got Talent – A Recap

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In case you missed it, here’s my 3 Penny Chorus and Orchestra on America’s Got Talent recap — the story of our New Haven-based chorus and orchestra’s wild ride on national reality TV the last four months. To all my friends and fellow musicians, the crew at AGT and everyone who followed and supported us, thank you for being wonderful. … Read More