October, 2022

Welcome to CivicList, an independent newsletter to build community and uplift voices! In this edition I include:

  • Ways to Get Ready to Vote for the November 8 elections! 
  • Interviews with two community builders: Fahoum Fahoum and Eddie Bautista.
  • A bit of art. 
  • A quote by Gloria Steinem.


First, Gratitude 

I'm grateful for Wild Earth, an amazing outdoor education organization, for catalyzing my gratitude practice, and for David Brownstein, their founder who is retiring; Wild Earth is seeking a new Executive Director.

Take Community Action TODAY

The November 8, 2022 local, state, and federal elections will affect health, environment, economy, democracy, and more. Be sure you're ready to vote and can help others do so:
What’s missing? Send me your civic action opportunities: matt@civiclist.org
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Conversations with community builders
Fahoum Fahoum connects citizens to government; we talk about how his growing up as a tennis star, as an Arab in Israel, shaped his optimism in sports as a way to bring people together. He offers three ingredients on how to bridge divides. We walk along the rail trail in Westfield, Massachusetts.
Eddie Bautista is head of the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance. We discuss: how local environmental justice (EJ) advocates can get started, how to turn challenge into opportunity, the origins of environmental injustice, and examples of organizations doing EJ.
Mountain and lake; artist unknown.
A Quote..

"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."

-Gloria Steinem

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