Pappus: Dandelion Community Newsletter
Publisher: Dandelion Community,, Enterprise, Canada
Periodical profile published 1981
Year Published: 1981
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2175
Abstract: Pappus is the newsletter of the Dandelion Community, an intentional community living on 50 acres in south-eastern Ontario; sharing goods, income and expenses; caring for one another and working to create a cooperative, non-violent, egalitarian and joyful way of life. This issue of Pappus contains an update on the community's developments, reports on two conferences (one on community, the other on social change) held at Dandelion over the summer, an article and a book review on building social change communities, and an account of a town meeting called to discuss uranium mining.
The report on the training conference for social change points out that if we want to see change in society, we must begin at the root of social interaction: the way we treat each other day-to-day. The means of social change must reflect the end; if we envision a non-violent, egalitarian society, then we must work toward it in a spirit of non-violence and equality. The conference included workshops on Direct Action Planning, Communication Skills, Empowerment and Liberation Oppression. The workshop at the conference included the sharing of both personal and political information, experience, fear and hope. The sharing took place in affinity groups, class identity groups, men's and women's groups, one-to-one and meetings of the whole group. There will be another social change training conference at Dandelion in August of 1981.