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February 9, 2011

Boston Commons Rising

You're Invited! Reclaim Our Commons and Communities

JP Forum and On the Commons Present:

MARCH 4, 2011. 7:00PM, First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist
6 Eliot Street

Join us for a special evening of inspiration and conversation to celebrate the emerging commons movement around the country and right here in Boston! Book signing and refreshments to follow the presentations.


Jay Walljasper
, author and editor with On the Commons of the new book, All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons
With leaders from:

  • Charles River Watershed Alliance

  • Common Security Club Network

  • The Food Project

  • The Franklin Park Coalition

  • Harbor Connections and more.

  • Make/Shift

  • SoJust

  • Time Trade Circle

We are living in a remarkable moment. Even as we face dire news on ecological and economic fronts, we also see communities all over the world stepping up to lay claim to a more life giving future. Built on the recognition that we are the ones that must forge our own solutions, a multitude of efforts are emerging that share a kindred commitment to thriving community, the resilience of shared resources and collaborative governance. Many of these efforts draw strength from reclaiming our commons – those things that belong to all of us and are the basis of our well-being.