Posts Tagged ‘blog’
¡Para LA Repair, Abril de 2023 es el Mes del Voto!
Este abril es el Mes del Voto para el primer ciclo del proceso de presupuesto participativo de LA REPAIR (por sus siglas en inglés). Tres de nuestros cuatro miembros del equipo, Edna, Michael y Robbie, tuvieron la oportunidad de ayudar a promover el voto en la ciudad de Los Ángeles unas semanas atrás. También pudieron conocer a algunos de los líderes comunitarios que están promoviendo el voto en este proceso de base.Read More
For LA REPAIR, April 2023 is Vote Month!
This April is Vote Month for the first cycle of the LA REPAIR participatory budgeting process. Three of our staff members, Edna, Michael, and Robbie, had the opportunity a few weeks ago to help get out the vote in Los Angeles and meet some of the community leaders on the ground powering this community-led process.Read More
Shari on NHK: To transform democracy, we have to practice change
Our Co-Executive Director Shari Davis was featured on NHK, a Japanese international public media organization, for a 15 minute video segment on PBP, New Black City, martial arts, and the importance of community-led decision making in unlocking an equitable future together.Read More
Good Enough for Now, Safe Enough to Try
At PBP, one of the ways we try to live our values is by practicing sociocracy. We recently worked together to set five major goals to guide our work for the remainder of 2023 by moving each one through the sociocratic consent process.Read More
Community-Led Recovery: How Youth Lead the Way
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan (ARPA), a historic opportunity to build back our communities and economy, with the potential to address the deeply embedded inequities in access and voice in our democracy. Over the last several months, the Democracy Beyond Elections coalition has provided funding and programmatic support…Read More
Take a sneak peak into PBP Co-ED Shari Davis feature in the New York Times’ Visionaries series
Aubrey Trinnaman for The New York Times Take a sneak peak into PBP Co-ED Shari Davis feature in the New York Times’ Visionaries series: “Q: What’s the problem participatory budgeting solves? Shari: How are budgets typically made? A guy or a group of guys makes some guesses based on last year’s budget, and that’s it…Read More
NPR interview with Shari Davis: What If You Could Decide How The Government Spends Public Funds?
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…Read More
PBP Announces Our Co-Executive Directors
The Participatory Budgeting Project is excited to announce our Co-Executive Directors: Kristania De Leon, Kristina Banks, and Shari Davis!Read More
Dreaming through uncertainty: democracy doesn’t pause and neither do you
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…Read More
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,…Read More