Encore: Ujima - Collective Work and Responsibility
April 17, 2018
Hosted by Thomas Rosenberg and Rani Langer Croager
What does a community do when there is considerable poverty in the shadow of world-renown hospitals and centers of higher education? How can opportunity for ownership in under-served communities be fostered and facilitated? Through a coalition of anchor and community organizations, the Boston Ujima Project seeks to address health, educational and economic challenges. The intended result is a community controlled economy. My guest is Lucas Turner-Owens, Fund Manager for the Boston Ujima Project.
Tuesday at 2 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
The purpose of this show is to accelerate the shift towards building an inclusive, just future by connecting people and ideas. Be inspired to become the change agent for your community. Our guests describe some of what’s happening across the country and around the world to improve community resilience and build a regenerative community.
Our topics range from money and what it is, the challenges and success of global resilient community efforts, models for bringing alternative health care to underserved and minority communities, suggestions for fostering greater community through social entrepreneurship, building leadership, to reflecting on the language we use and whether it is inclusive or exclusive. Envision is broadcast live every Tuesday at 2 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
Thomas Rosenberg and Rani Langer Croager
I am passionate about changing mindsets and behavior. Since 1994 my career has been focused on change leadership around environmental initiatives, facilitating change, and empowering others to lead change from within their organizations and communities. I have worked with private and public sector organizations in the US, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Client organizations include Fortune Global 750 companies, local and national governments, and small and mid-sized firms.
I serve on the Advisory Board for SxSW Eco’s Startup Central. Previously, I served on the National Sustainability Committee for the Clean Tech Open, driving the creation of a new curriculum for participants. I also served on the Bay Area Biomimicry Leadership Team and as an Advisory Board Member for Shukuru.org.
I hold an MBA in Global Management from Thunderbird, an MS in Environmental Sciences from Johns Hopkins University, a BA in International Relations and Asian Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and I am currently pursuing certification as an Integral Coach through New Ventures West in San Francisco, California.