Monday, March 26, 2007

Looking Forward to John McKnight's Presentation!

Wow! What an amazing opportunity.
I'll happily drive the two hours it takes me to get there to be a part of this presentation. John McKnight is a fabulous storyteller and revolutionary thinker. He gets to to the heart of real community and what we can do to help make it happen. John is also the author of The Careless Society: Community and Its Counterfeits.

Candee Basford

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


Please join us for the Rescheduled 2nd Annual "Erin McKenzie Virtual Welcoming Space" Event! John McKnight will speak on Buiding Communities from the Inside Out. All are welcome and admission is free.

When: Monday October 1, 2007 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Where: Courtright Memorial Library
138 West Main Street Westerville, Ohio 43081

Speaker Quote: "Finding the gifts of ALL of our residents, including many who have been overlooked, and connecting them is vital to building our community. John McKnight will share how many communities are doing this."

Speaker Background: John McKnight is a Professor of Education and Social Policy as well as a Co-Director of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute of Northwestern University. For nearly three decades, John has conducted research on social service delivery systems, health policy, community organizations, neighborhood policy, and institutional racism. He currently directs research projects focused on asset-based neighborhood development and methods of community building by incorporating marginalized people.

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