What does it mean for local communities to imagine and effect their own "transformation"? Don Anderson's concept of the "Assembly" has been around for almost half a century, but it remains a powerful model for effective grassroots action from the ground up. His work and the improvements it brought to the lives of real people have never been more relevant than they are today. We offer his words as an exemplar of Public Kinship thinking. . . and DOING. Tell us what you think!!! Donald L. Anderson, "The Assembly: A Tool for Transforming Communities," given as the 16th Annual E.F. Schumacher Lecture of the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, October 1996
by Bobby W. Austin, published by the International Leadership Association, June 2020 As we think how to open the country, we ask: How will we know what is safe? How will we structure the workplace? How will we educate our children? We need to give as much thought to what we will reimagine, or even just imagine, as the common good in American life and our relationships – one human to another.