Quaranzine #3: Inside Transformation

Insights from Stacey Abrams, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Bathsheba Demuth
Cover Artwork: “Growing Community,” 48’ x 60’, Alison Price, alisonpricestudios.com

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Family & Home — Tess Montgomery: Managing With Not Much

Equity — Bo Thao-Urabe: Rebuild by Centering Equity

Money & Business Co-creating the Community Economy

In the News — The Ugly, the Bad, The Good in Pandemic News

BookShelf — Siena Iwasaki Milbauer: Transformative Ideas

Ecosystem — Priscilla Trinh: Implications for the Future

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“Many Americans are now experiencing what poor communities live with daily. We have communities perennially facing lower wages, higher poverty, lack of access to health care, and lack of access to childcare. Shift workers, low-wage workers, agrarian workers, and service workers are now being pushed over the edge. We must be intentional about identifying these challenges and concrete about naming and pursuing the solutions.” 

— Stacey Abrams, quoted in Elle magazine 


“We are beginning to understand how much we need a government, and a government that actually does things to help people. We don’t have one. … By confusing health and virtue, we’ve gotten testier, less tolerant and ultimately less capable of confronting the sources of disease that do not lie within our individual control.” 

— Barbara Ehenreich, quoted in a Washington Post commentary


“What are the stories we will tell once we are not in the midst of this, but at the end? Will we manifest the value of the nurses and farmers and people who delivered us from hunger and want by delivering to us? Will we demand that our social health be measured by something more resilient than stock market figures? Perhaps we will not snap back into that old bordered world, where the fiction of containment made a virus in China seem sealed away from us. Our future could do with stories in which it is impossible to sever the economy from ecology, ecology from health, and the health of our individual beings from the beings of others.” 

— Bathsheba Demuth, an environmental historian and author, quoted in Emergence


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