March 2021

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

  • My gratitude during a year of running CivicList
  • Resources for you to take community action today
  • A bit of art. 
  • A quote by Saint Teresa of Calcutta.


First, Gratitude (why gratitude first?)

I'm so grateful to have run CivicList for a full year and built community with you, the reader/action-taker, and to have learned and shared: 

How young people lead the way, with 400 Bainbridge Block Association President River Fields

How listening is key to political organizing, with Senator Robert Jackson's deputy chief of staff Chris Nickell

How listening is key to non-profit leadership, with former Executive Director of Good Shepherd Services Sr. Paulette LoMonaco

How love is the root of advocacy, with Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

How leaders can be futurists, with Citizens Committee of New York CEO Rahsaan Harris

How a Member of Congress does his job, with U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat

How listening bridges political divides, with United States of Listening founder Dirk Liedig

How to use food in community building, with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

How NYC Council candidates understand and advocate with their communities, with candidates Dan Cohen and Johanna Garcia,

and with candidates Nantasha Williams and Abigail Martin

Take Community Action TODAY 
What’s missing? Send me your civic action opportunities:

Penned In? At Penn Station?
A Quote...

In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.

--Saint Teresa of Calcutta