Here's a sample of readings/videos for this upcoming Learning Circle:
Read: How this Philadelphia Neighborhood is Gentrifying without Displacement -- Next City article
Watch: Arc of Justice: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of a Beloved Community -- documentary, watch for free on Kanopy.com
Thoughts from some of the most recent study group members:
"We are in times where we feel that we haven't got a say in our environment. This study group allows one to get involved and be heard and take part in change big or small."
"If we do not know where we are (in the past, present, and future) we are lost. The study group helps us free the group's creative genius on our journey."
"I really enjoyed the study group. I read things and engaged in conversations that both challenged me, and deepened my sense of community. Thank you GREAT for helping me to love Germantown more deeply, and to open my mind more fully to what Germantown could be."
"I'm a 'triple LLL' (I made that up...lol) Life Long Learner is what it stands fro and I proclaim it. I was immediately attracted to GREAT's Study Group. I'm all things Germantown and this was giving me a chance to sit in with fellow Germantowners and learn and have discussions and most of all create a dream to create the change that will provide the hope of The Best Germantown possible! Count me in! Once again time well spent!"
"The learning circle/study group gave me a chance to explore concepts that interest me through conversations with others from the Germantown community. I learned how transformational change can happen in big and small ways, and that building a community can happen one simple interaction at a time. I got to know new people and hear about their experiences in real-time and space, a welcome break from the information overload of digital life."
"My study group experience was like a toss salad full of knowledge and with heaping amounts of personal growth."
These study group members plus a few more met from October - December 2019 for study group and have since continued to meet to explore two particular projects they developed interest and energy for-- a tool library, and a tour in Germantown. We're looking forward to seeing what comes of the next study group.