Talk by Dr. Jean Parker – Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 8 p.m. PST
Location: Online Virtual – Click here >>

At this time of uncertainty, humanity is experiencing both horror and opportunity. At the center of it all, are pre-existing economic disparities which are being amplified by current deficits in leadership and planning, and newly created economic inequalities that are expanding due to current questionable institutional responses.

This fireside will highlight the ways communities are building cohesion through their response to the crisis with ingenuity, creativity, mutualism and solidarity. We will briefly discuss the economic factors that threaten community cohesion then explore significant current trends that are enabling communities to innovate and transform economic vulnerability into economic cohesion. There will be plenty of time for discussion.

Dr. Jean Parker is on the faculty of the Global Nonprofit Leadership Program, Anderson College of Business and Economics, at Regis University, in Denver, CO. She is an online Course Facilitator and Curriculum Developer in the Department of Social Change at the Wilmette Institute in Wilmette, IL and a Lecturer in the Master’s of Development Practice at the University of Arizona, Tucson AZ. She is the author of “Emergency Preparedness Through Community Cohesion: An Integral Approach to Resilience,” published by Routledge, UK.