Self-Change

To alleviate a social disease or dysfunction, problem, or injustice, we have to change our behavior.  Alleviating HIV AIDS requires behavior changes.  Addressing childhood diabetes requires effecting behavior changes.  To gain more influence in city…

Interviews

Celebrating the 4th of July at Tacoma’s Freedom Fair, the delegation encountered Perry, a retired musician, originally from Oakland. Perry noticing the young people’s provocative red shirts which read in bright letters, “Vote, to us,…

Fourth of July

What better way to spend the 4th of July than registering people to vote, and getting civic?  On the 4th of July ICL was invited to provide voter registration in both Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. …

My Vote Doesn’t Count

Those who think their vote doesn’t count are half right.  A significant number of Americans who are eligible to vote, do not vote.  Of those, a common explanation is that their vote doesn’t count.  There…

WE THE PEOPLE

The Institute for Community Leadership(ICL) Civic Engagement Pilgrimage: A pilgrimage is a journey of cultural spiritual significance. A pilgrimage may involve sacrifice, leaving certain things behind, and opportunity for collective reflection. For the ICL staff…