NPR interview with Shari Davis: What If You Could Decide How The Government Spends Public Funds?

August 3, 2021

Participatory Budgeting Project’s (PBP) Co-Executive Director, Shari Davis, recently joined NPR’s Manoush Zomorodi on an episode of the Ted Radio Hour, as part of a series on the Public Commons examining how we can make public spaces safe and welcoming for everyone. Public places don’t always fully meet the needs of a community. Shari Davis…

Announcing the PB^2 winners!

June 14, 2021

We are delighted to announce the results of our 2020-2021 PB², PBP’s internal participatory budgeting process. PB² is a practice that helps us live our values as an organization, by inviting our community to become decision makers in the work PBP does. Here’s a refresher on our PB² process, which follows the same steps as the other…

PBP Announces Our Co-Executive Directors

May 6, 2021

The Participatory Budgeting Project is excited to announce our Co-Executive Directors: Kristania De Leon, Kristina Banks, and Shari Davis!

Statement of Solidarity with AAPI Communities

March 18, 2021

We honor and stand in solidarity with the Asian and Pacific Islander communities grieving the tragic killings of Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Julie Park, Park Heyon Jeong, and two others whose names we do not yet know. On Tuesday, March 16, Robert Long brutally targeted and killed eight people…

Visions for Justice: A Conversation Series on Participatory Practice — Building & sustaining Community Power

Visions for Justice: Conversation 6 — Building & Sustaining Community Power to Divest/Invest

November 10, 2020

This is the final installation of our Visions for Justice discussion series. Throughout the series, we have examined 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.…

Visions for Justice: A conversation series on participatory practice. Convening practitioners.

Visions for Justice: Conversation 5 — Convening Practitioners Working on PB for Justice

October 16, 2020

This is the fifth 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…

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

Visions for Justice: Conversation 4 — Demystifying Budgets

October 6, 2020

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…

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

Visions for Justice: Conversation 3 — Democracy Beyond Elections

September 18, 2020

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…

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

Visions for Justice: Conversation 2 — Safe Schools

September 10, 2020

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…

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!

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

September 4, 2020

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.…

Visions for Justice: A Conversation Series on Participatory Practice

August 21, 2020

Join us every other Wednesday at 7pm ET / 4 pm PT for an intentional and cross-movement conversation series about how we can meet the demands for justice in this moment, how participatory practices bring us closer to radically different realities, and how we can grow and build together. We kicked off the series on…

PBP - Real Money. Real Power. Join us.

Our Impact: Real Money, Real Power

July 28, 2020

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.…