Working with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

PARCEO is pleased to be working with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and its cultural institutions to strengthen and further their equity work.

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2017 and Beyond

As we move into 2018, we are taking the opportunity to reflect upon the past year and to think about all that is ahead of us. It’s been a particularly busy and challenging year and many groups with which we collaborate have expressed to us that PARCEO’s work and methodology have had particular relevance and resonance for the organizing that is happening across the country during this very trying moment. We have had the opportunity to connect with groups from many communities that are working on a wide range of inter-connected issues, and are coming together to ...

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PARCEO in Partnership with Kristina Mazzocchi

PARCEO is excited to be working in partnership with Kristina Mazzocchi. PARCEO and Kristina Mazzocchi share a common vision and goals for justice and dignity for all workers and for organizing and advocacy that grow out of the wisdom, knowledge, and leadership of those most impacted by systemic injustice. PARCEO has been working with a wide range of communities across the US--facilitating trainings and workshops, developing resources, engaging in community research, and building relationships. The partnership with Kristina in NY, FL, and elsewhere will build upon this ...

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Democratizing Knowledge: Institutions, Research, and Trauma

Over the last couple of years we have started working with institutions more and more. At first this felt like a separate branch of our work, which has been grounded in our community collaborations. Increasingly, however, we see the ways that these seemingly different contexts are actually really interconnected, mutually supportive, and often overlapping in value and purpose. Last week we spent 3 days with the Democratizing Knowledge Collective at Syracuse University, an example of how those we work with are not just part of institutions, but part of community groups, ...

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PARCEO and NAI Curricula

PARCEO has been working together with the Network Against Islamophobia (NAI) to develop curricula and resource materials on challenging islamophobia and racism. Find more about NAI and links to those resources here: https://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/network-against-islamophob…/

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Feminist Freedom Warriors

As this current moment compels us to think more deeply about the ways we want to resist and organize together, we benefit from the histories and experiences of those who've fought for justice over the years in so many different ways. Feminist Freedom Warriors is a digital video archive documenting cross-generational conversations about justice, politics and hope with feminist scholar-activists--including a member of the PARCEO team! It's a great resource during these times. WWW.FEMINISTFREEDOMWARRIORS.ORG

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Shared Definitions

What does Social Justice mean to you? If you asked this questions to a room of 20 people, you’d probably get 20 different answers. This was one of the challenges that surfaced as we  facilitated a strategic planning session for a fantastic and thoughtful organization last month. As the group worked together to create a shared vision, mission and goals, the importance of taking time to create shared definitions of terms that, on the surface, may seem self-explanatory, was clear. Often we want to skip this step in order to get to the “meatier” work of setting goals ...

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Join us Sep 21st!

Wednesday, Sep 21st, 5:30-6:30pm @Pacific Northwest College of Art Join us as we lead workshop activities from our Research Methods curriculum. We'll explore some of the different research methods used within a PAR framework. Considering our own positionalities, we will also discuss some of the ways these methods can be integrated into your own community-based work or research. More info here.

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Reflection on Community and Media Workshop Representations: Why Our Stories Matter

Hello everyone, my name is Chloe Villalobos and I am this summer’s intern for PARCEO. I learned about the center through a close friend and was immediately interested in becoming part of such a community-oriented organization. At 22, I’m a recent college graduate in international and intercultural studies, hoping to work in popular education as a teacher. I hope to learn from PARCEO’s work with communities through a PAR and popular education approach and be able to use what I learn in my communities as well. Last week PARCEO hosted a hands-on training that ...

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Global Table

When we create a meal together, we open up a sacred space to connect with others who on the surface might seem very different from ourselves.  Through breaking bread together we share our stories, our knowledge, our strengths, our struggles, and our talents. Gathering around the table we lay the foundation for a resilient community.    Food has always been a great convenor in my life-- a way to bring together people from lots of different background and hold space for conversation that uncover and share our collective knowledge and ideas for making our lives and ...

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