Harriet Barlow is the founding Director of the Blue Mountain Center, a working place for progressive artists and activists, and the Director of the HKH Foundation. Harriet was a co-founder of the Bethesda, Md. Food Co-op in 1972, was a part-owner of a West Virginia farm, has been on more than 50 boards of directors and has founded or co-founded 15 national and local nonprofit organizations.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Why I Call Myself a Commoner
Each day I walk out of my Minneapolis house into an atmosphere protected from pollution by the Clean Air Act. As I step onto a sidewalk that was built with tax dollars for everyone, my spirits are lifted by the beauty of my neighbors’ boulevard gardens. Trees planted by people who would never sit under them shade my walk.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Don't Let Occupy Be Occupied: 6 Ways to Fight the Creep to Institutionalize
It's worth a long night’s conversation over your beverage of choice to explore the history of how becoming institutionalized affected the course of the civil rights and women’s movements, among others. Was the radical spirit of each distracted or stifled? Each of those movements came out of the gate with a powerful set of demands.