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Visions for Justice: Conversation 4 — Demystifying Budgets

Visions for Justice: A Conversation Series on Paritcipatory Practice - Demystifying Budgets

This is the fourth conversation in our Visions for Justice discussion series. Every other week, we will be examining key issues for justice as it relates to participatory practices by learning from organizers on the ground who are reimagining public safety, centering community-led decision-making, and divesting from systems that harm us to invest in thriving…

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Visions for Justice: Conversation 3 — Democracy Beyond Elections

Visions for Justice: A conversation series on participatory practice. Democracy Beyond Elections.

This is the third conversation in our Visions for Justice discussion series. Every other week, we will be examining key issues for justice as it relates to participatory practices by learning from organizers on the ground who are reimagining public safety, centering community-led decision-making, and divesting from systems that harm us to invest in thriving…

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Visions for Justice: Conversation 2 — Safe Schools

Visions for Justice - A conversation series of participatory practice - Safe Schools

This is the second conversation in our Visions for Justice discussion series. Every other week, we will be examining key issues for justice as it relates to participatory practices by learning from organizers on the ground who are reimagining public safety, centering community-led decision-making, and divesting from systems that harm us to invest in thriving…

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Visions for Justice: Conversation 1 — Lessons Learned on the Ground

Visions for Justice: a conversation series on Participatory Practice - Wednesday, August 19, 4pm PT, 7pm ET - This conversation and Q&A will kick off our series on participatory practices for a more just future!

We kicked off our Visions for Justice discussion series in August. Every other week, we will be examining key issues for justice as it relates to participatory practices by learning from organizers on the ground who are reimagining public safety, centering community-led decision-making, and divesting from systems that harm us to invest in thriving communities.…

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Our Impact: Real Money, Real Power

PBP - Real Money. Real Power. Join us.

2019 marked a monumental year for PBP. Our organization turned 10 years old, helped launch or continue over 170 PB processes, and successfully transitioned our leadership to a national Black-led organization committed to equity. As we grow our work to reimagine democracy and dismantle oppressive systems, we know the road ahead will not be easy.…

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Overcoming Barriers to Volunteer Participation

Real money, real power. This is more than a catchphrase, it is a requirement of participatory budgeting (PB). Of course, PB requires one more key ingredient: real people participating and leading the way. Participants from the cycle 7 PBNYC vote. PB is driven largely by volunteers who take on the responsibility, commitment, and power of…

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The State of PB During COVID-19

close up photos of peoples hands at a table with participatory budgeting materials

Photo Credit: Alison Boulier Last week, we had the opportunity to connect virtually with partners, participatory practitioners, and communities leading PB across Canada and the U.S. To date, we have heard from nearly 40 PB practitioners and one thing remains clear: PB matters in this challenging moment.  We discussed the impact COVID-19 has had on…

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Signing off and 5 next steps

Hi friends, This definitely isn’t how I’d planned it. When I announced last year that I’d step down as Co-Executive Director of the Participatory Budgeting Project by April 2020, I wasn’t expecting to align this transition with the biggest global pandemic in a century. But here we are and March 31 will be my last day at PBP,…

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