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Common Ground Tucson wants *you* to be involved in Tucson’s future

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Common Ground Tucson is hosting the first in a series of monthly events celebrating community. This coming Sunday, February 20, 2011, from 3-9 p.m., join other Tucsonans on the roof of the Pennington St. Parking Garage for sharing, learning, talking, and– most importantly– seeking common ground.

If you want to help Tucson grow, thrive, and become more sustainable, and you want to meet like-minded folks, you’re invited! Here is the scoop from the Common Ground Tucson website.

The invitation is to every group, organization, collective, congregation, school, club, small business and individual in the Tucson area to show up and share what they do and/or want to do to make Tucson (and the world) a happier, more peaceful, sustainable and balanced place.

The event is an orchestration of that sharing. It includes the usual tables and booths for displaying information and interactive outreach, but….

the real excitement is that it’s a continuous round of inventive ways to invite and inspire participation that connects people experientially with those resources and opportunities. It’s a showcase of local talent, musical, artistic, entrepreneurial and organizational, all designed for everyone to take part in right on the spot. It’s about healing, intervening, water, wildlife, food, faith, transportation and compost. It’s mini workshops, group games, challenges and dialogue. It’s singing and dancing and telling each other jokes, stories and imagined possibilities.

It’s everything we can imagine and set into motion, and yet, its true core intention, is about connecting with each other and the big picture of what that means to all our lives. Common Ground is a stage where everyone is a performer, quiet or loud, optimistic, pessimistic, young or old, no matter what you believe is true or isn’t, because…. Tucson is such a stage.

It’s finally time to get to know one another and we’re here to make that easy.

The Pennington St. Parking Garage is on the southeast corner of E. Pennington St. and N. Scott Ave. in downtown Tucson. Common Ground Tucson plans to hold monthly events on the third Sunday of each month at this time and location.

7 comments on “Common Ground Tucson wants *you* to be involved in Tucson’s future

  1. fraser007
    February 14, 2011

    “Celebrating Community”. That will be fun. From all of those wonderful voices who brought you Rio Nuevo. Listen to me, listen to me.!!!

  2. Carolyn Classen
    February 14, 2011

    Thanks Pam, I read about this from the Tucson Peace Calendar.  Hope people show up, especially since I truly believe in “community building”.

    • Pamela Powers
      February 15, 2011

      I think it sounds interesting. I may go to video it.

  3. Nelson
    February 14, 2011

    libtard pothead

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  5. JoeS
    February 15, 2011

    This is the kind of cocktail party where deals are made with local politicians for $1 per year rent….

    Have fun folks.

  6. Martha Retallick
    February 15, 2011

    I think that going to meetings and talking about community building is all very well and good, but how about some action?
    Just take a look around Tucson — it’s a mess! This town is drowning in litter and graffiti. How about a day of action on that? We could talk about building community while we’re picking up trash or eradication graffiti. Or while we’re doing both.
    There could also be days of action for helping people improve their reading and math skills. Like other communities, illiteracy and innumeracy are huge problems here.

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals--not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election. My platform focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

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