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…

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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.…

The time is now – we must divest from police, and invest in communities

June 4, 2020

Honestly – we are all feeling tired and heavy. Today, we honor and mourn the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed and other countless Black lives we have lost to racist police violence and murder. We say their names, raise our voices to condemn state sanctioned murder, and we…

Dreaming through uncertainty: democracy doesn’t pause and neither do you

May 7, 2020

This past month, contending with COVID-19 and the ensuing shelter in place orders, has stretched and tested us all in many ways. We have felt the limitations of technology, questioned how we can prioritize equity in a virtual world, and moved to support our partners across the country as they come together to adapt. Democracy…

Overcoming Barriers to Volunteer Participation

April 9, 2020

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

April 7, 2020

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…

Participatory Budgeting Transforms Schools, Students, and Communities

April 2, 2020

Real leadership opportunities transform students by giving them the chance to use their voices in meaningful ways. Participatory Budgeting (PB) in schools has proven to be precisely that kind of opportunity for students across the United States. PB is a process that empowers community members by engaging them to decide how to spend part of…