Sarah Byrnes

Sarah Byrnes is Economic Justice Organizer at the Institute for Policy Studies and leads their Common Security Clubs initiative. She has worked with Americans for Fairness in Lending, Americans for Financial Reform, and the Thomas Merton Center.

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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:30pm
Regional Resilience is Community Resilience
An underlying insight in the community resilience movement is that individuals can have the greatest impact locally; i.e., closest to home. But what is local, and what is home? Here in New England, many of us are coming to see that none of our towns are resilient until all of them are. We recognize...
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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 2:33pm
For Real Change, Conversations Not Debates
No matter who wins a debate or ultimately the election, we know our nation and our communities will continue to face complex economic, ecological, political, and social challenges.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 11:43am
How Small Groups Can Power Big Change
As a general rule, as communities grow, they lose social cohesion. There is a tricky tension between growing a group and a maintaining sense of personal belonging for members.
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Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 10:04am
Don’t Get Fooled Again: Writing Our Own Economic Future
Common Security Clubs are local groups that practice mutual aid, learn about the economic issues that face them, and take collective action. Click here for more blog entries.
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Friday, January 21, 2011 - 9:45am
Rocky Times Ahead: Are You Ready?
"I don't believe the economy is getting better," says Billy R., a member of a mutual aid group in Oregon that he jokingly calls "my reality support group." "All around me I'm surrounded by media and advertising urging me to keep borrowing, buying, and sleepwalking. I love meeting with others who...
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