Reframing School Safety: Jay Berger to Speak at Next “Everyone A Changemaker Northern Michigan” Workshop

After two outstanding framing workshops with the FrameWorks Institute, we’re excited to have Jay Berger present on Reframing School Safety. Jay is the co-chair of the new community task force, Safer Kids Safer Schools (SKSS). “SKSS is a short-term, citizen-led, open dialogue dedicated to exploring perspectives and solutions to increase the safety and well-being of theContinue reading “Reframing School Safety: Jay Berger to Speak at Next “Everyone A Changemaker Northern Michigan” Workshop”

Traverse City’s Pro-Housing Group, Live TC, Becomes Michigan’s First YIMBY Action Chapter

Awesome news! Live TC is officially a YIMBY Action chapter – Michigan’s first! If you genuinely care about your neighbors and a fair/inclusive Traverse City, we need you.  1. Become a Live TC Lead2. Become a YIMBY Action member3. Invite like-minded neighbors to join Live TC4. Encourage a pro-housing neighbor who is comfortable speaking up against business as usualContinue reading “Traverse City’s Pro-Housing Group, Live TC, Becomes Michigan’s First YIMBY Action Chapter”

Self-Compassion, Social Intelligence + Lifesavers in Support of Youth Mental Health in Northern Michigan

Earlier this month, We Fight, a self-organizing network of people who care, hosted Elevate Northern Michigan #2: A Mental Health Summit Series for Young Leaders — and Those Who Love Them. Elevate Northern Michigan aims to boost knowledge, shift attitudes, decrease stigma and build support for a Northern Michigan where everyone plays a role in protectingContinue reading “Self-Compassion, Social Intelligence + Lifesavers in Support of Youth Mental Health in Northern Michigan”

Improving the Lives of Those Who Live in Traverse City

While I hate to admit it, you have to give it to MDOT’s Progressive AE for: 1) successfully lobbying our elected officials that a wider Parkway for more cars is best for the people of Traverse City* 2) creating more business for themselves by now getting a contract to widen the waterfront path for tourists and wealthyContinue reading “Improving the Lives of Those Who Live in Traverse City”

Reframing Youth Substance Use: Paula Lipinski to Speak at Next “Everyone A Changemaker Northern Michigan” Workshop

After two outstanding framing workshops with the FrameWorks Institute, we’re excited to have Paula Lipinski, Addiction Treatment Services CEO, present on Reframing Youth Substance Use. Paula will speak at Northwestern Michigan College’s Innovation Center on Thursday, November 10th 11-12p. This workshop is part of our Everyone A Changemaker Northern Michigan project. All advocates, concerned citizens, and changemakersContinue reading “Reframing Youth Substance Use: Paula Lipinski to Speak at Next “Everyone A Changemaker Northern Michigan” Workshop”

Jessie Perez to Speak at Elevate Northern Michigan Mental Health Summit

I was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan on the shores of Bowers Harbor. I grew up living in a bed & breakfast always meeting new and interesting people. I was raised by peace activists and environmentalists that also ate tofu, practiced yoga and put their hearts into protecting the planet. Real hippies. AsContinue reading “Jessie Perez to Speak at Elevate Northern Michigan Mental Health Summit”

Saving Lives With Your Neighbors — Permission Not Required

Last winter, I helped build a self-organizing network with my neighbors. This network, which is not a nonprofit or coalition of nonprofits, has one agenda — to better protect the mental health of northern Michigan kids. It’s been so refreshing to dream up something together with my neighbors and let it rip. No permission asking.No board approvalContinue reading “Saving Lives With Your Neighbors — Permission Not Required”

Reframing Climate: Liv Rollinger to Speak at Next ‘Everyone A Changemaker Northern Michigan’ Workshop

We’re excited to have Liv Rollinger speak at our next ‘Everyone A Changemaker Northern Michigan‘ workshop on reframing climate. Liv graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s from the Program in the Environment, specializing in Sustainable Food Systems and Environmental Outreach. As Groundwork Center’s Climate and Clean Energy Specialist, she oversees the coordinationContinue reading “Reframing Climate: Liv Rollinger to Speak at Next ‘Everyone A Changemaker Northern Michigan’ Workshop”

Dr. Michael Kern to Speak at Elevate Northern Michigan Mental Health Summit

We Fight is excited to have Dr. Michael Kern speak at our next youth mental health summit on November 1st at the Northwestern Michigan College. Dr. Kern started his career as a certified teacher in New Orleans where he taught 4th and 5th-grade science and high school technical theater. Dr. Kern left teaching and received his Ph.D.Continue reading “Dr. Michael Kern to Speak at Elevate Northern Michigan Mental Health Summit”

On Reimaging Power, Improving Lives in Your Community & Social Entrepreneurship

What’s next will require imagination: – Reimagining conventional wisdom– Reimagining problem-solving– Reimagining social scripts– Reimagining risk– Reimagining opportunity– Reimaginging power “True power to remake society rests with ordinary people, not politicians or courts,” Eric Liu. Build, Share, Shift & Deploy Power – Build power: Empower people. Change narratives. Develop technical expertise. Grow community. – Share power:Continue reading “On Reimaging Power, Improving Lives in Your Community & Social Entrepreneurship”