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Brass Tacks: On Running For Office with Safiya Khalid, City Councilor Ward 1 Lewiston, Maine

Narrative shift happens when we stop basing decisions, strategies, and policies on the current dominant narrative (think, “Pull yourself up by the bootstraps!” or “America first”) and start to purposefully ground our work in our personal values and principles. Narrative shift is our path to a better way of life. Erik Peterson of Bending the Arc Strategies shares his take on developing healthy narrative shifts.
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Brass Tacks: On Narrative Shift with Erik Peterson

Narrative shift happens when we stop basing decisions, strategies, and policies on the current dominant narrative (think, “Pull yourself up by the bootstraps!” or “America first”) and start to purposefully ground our work in our personal values and principles. Narrative shift is our path to a better way of life. Erik Peterson of Bending the Arc Strategies shares his take on developing healthy narrative shifts.
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Brass Tacks: Telling The Truth About Equity

Question: What do we say when we're asked "What does equity have to do with my mission?" Put differently, how do we respond to the following comment? "Well, I don't think equity is a part of our organizational mission."
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Brass Tacks: On Organizational Trauma

“Not ‘What’s wrong with you?’ but ‘What happened to you?’ is the key question. Trauma theory provides us a perspective to understand that. In that vulnerability is where we can learn.”
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Brass Tacks: On Feminism and Misogyny

The project of white supremacy is deeply intertwined and at times is no different than the project of patriarchy. It is our responsibility to pull back the misogynistic interpretation of feminism that would have us ignore it, make fun of it, or push it aside as "not for me". What is feminism? What is misogyny? And what is the value to each of us of reclaiming a useful sense of these terms?
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Leslie Hill

Brass Tacks: Changing Identities

There are moments of change that completely redefine who we are - to the world, and to ourselves. How do we walk through these moments with grace and courage? How do we explore connections to race and gender that influence these changes?
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Brass Tacks: Laughing at Ourselves; Improv and Life

Summer is a time that calls me to step back and ask myself about what lies underneath: Where do I need to relax more? Where could I bring myself joy? Comedy improv has always been a tool that helps me in those reflections. I wanted to spend some warm summer time with my lovely sister-in-law talking more about our experiences as women of color in comedy and what it brings us in life.
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Brass Tacks: When I Scare Myself

Brass Tacks: When I Scare Myself With Cathy Kidman Brass Tacks is our labor of love – answering your toughest questions on taking your big ideas and putting them into action each month. View Brass Tacks Archive
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Brass Tacks: Exploring Integrity

Brass Tacks: Exploring Integrity With Eowyn Corral, Program and Development Director, Dakota Rural Action Brass Tacks is our labor of love – answering your toughest questions on taking your big ideas and putting them into action each month. View Brass Tacks Archive
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Devon Hall

Brass Tacks: Building Power with Your Neighbors

Brass Tacks: Building Power with Your Neighbors With Devon Hall, Executive Director of Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help Brass Tacks is our labor of love – answering your toughest questions on taking your big ideas and putting them into action each month. View Brass Tacks Archive
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