John L. McKnight

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John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Updated a Blog:
Effective Police Reform: The Transfer of Authority
In order to respond to demands for police reform, local governments across the United States have created special committees to develop new policies to eliminate...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
Effective Police Reform: The Transfer of Authority
In order to respond to demands for police reform, local governments across the United States have created special committees to develop new policies to eliminate...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
An ABCD Visionary - The Transformation of the Functions of Communities and Police: A video interview with Retired Chief Mike Butler, Longmont, Colorado
In my lifetime, I have met two public officials who had an incredibly different vision for their organization. The first was Jerome Miller who was responsible for the...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Updated a Blog:
ABCD, Jazz and the Structure of Powerful Communities
During the first year of the Covid pandemic, many neighborhood organizations and block clubs stopped their traditional face-to-face meetings. Nonetheless, in many...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Updated a Blog:
ABCD, Jazz and the Structure of Powerful Communities
During the first year of the Covid pandemic, many neighborhood organizations and block clubs stopped their traditional face-to-face meetings. Nonetheless, in many...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
ABCD, Jazz and the Structure of Powerful Communities
During the first year of the Covid pandemic, many neighborhood organizations and block clubs stopped their traditional face-to-face meetings. Nonetheless, in many...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
Enabling Productive Neighborhoods: The Role of a New Kind of Leader
Sal Alinsky, one of the Godfathers of neighborhood organizing, enjoyed asking people, “What is a leader.” Usually, no one gave the answer that he had in mind and he...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
Peacemaking Powers and the Culture They Create
In a neighborhood, people are empowered by the work they do together. Often, they use this power to confront institutions and advocate for the neighborhood’s...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 5 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
Beware of “Community”: An Amoeba Word
Many current programs, policies, plans and initiatives are described as fostering “community” engagement, “community” participation, “community” co-production,...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 6 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
Discovering the Source of Power
“Agency” is a rather obscure word used in some circles in society. To better understand the word, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary translates in more popular language...

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Dee Brooks
02/21/10 05:30:15PM @dee-brooks:
Sure thing John!The 4 messages are:Be ThereLend a HandConsider Your Own SafetyKeep Kids Safe(followed by the nation-wide domestic violence 24/7 phone line)There were also z-cards (fold out wallet sized resources) and posters made up with "70 things you can do to help your neighbour" (like invite them over for a cup of tea etc - all resident's ideas)I can send them via pdf too if you like?Dee...
Dee Brooks
02/21/10 07:08:44AM @dee-brooks:
Hi John,The Caravan Parks I work with in Australia are 'villages' in a sense!The residents most definitely help each other to not only raise the children but support each other with the multiple issues facing most of these families in transience!We worked on a project a few years ago with the residents around domestic violence but instead of asking the victim(s) any questions, we involved everyone in asking each other "What can you do if you hear or witness domestic violence?" It not only brought out the conversations about how the sense of community in caravan parks is unique but also created a deeper sense of responsibility amongst the parents regarding other people's children who may be in harm's way! They came up with 4 key messages and put them on a key-ring so each new resident would receive the messages on a van key when they first arrived to highlight to new people that domestic violence was not welcome here!It was fantastic and all these years later, it is still discussed and acted on! I love my work (if you can call it that)!Regards,Dee...
Deb Wisniewski
01/12/10 09:21:42PM @deb-wisniewski:
Hi John - glad you've joined us!Deb