July 21, 2010
by Bradley Center
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The Abundant Community:
Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods
by John McKnight and Peter Block
Hudson Institute - Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center
1015 15th Street, NW - Sixth Floor
Washington, DC 20005
On Wednesday, July 21, Hudson Institute's Bradley Center was honored to host a discussion of a new book by JOHN McKNIGHT and PETER BLOCK, The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods. In an age when "community organizer" has become a somewhat controversial job title, McKnight continues to argue for an approach to community that touches important themes for both left and right. An unapologetic critic of capitalism and large corporations, he is equally skeptical of the heavy-handed "professional services" that large government typically offers as solutions to society’s problems. His now well-established alternative is "asset-based community development," which calls us to treat low-income neighborhoods as well-springs of resources, rather than as backwaters of pathology.
Author JOHN McKNIGHT kicked off the discussion, followed by the Brookings Institution's WILLIAM GALSTON, HEATHER WOOD ION of Athena Charitable Trust, and the Development Corporation of Columbia Heights's ROBERT MOORE. Bradley Center Director WILLIAM SCHAMBRA served as moderator.
Program and Panel
Registration, lunch buffet
Welcome by Hudson Institute's WILLIAM SCHAMBRA
JOHN McKNIGHT, Northwestern University
WILLIAM GALSTON, Brookings Institution
HEATHER WOOD ION, Athena Charitable Trust
ROBERT MOORE, Development Corporation of Columbia Heights
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