Bringing Our Stories Together to Change the System

By Yolanda Roary, Shemekka Ebony, Keylynne Matos-Cunningham, Somava Saha


In our civic life and in our community transformation processes, we are often fraught with single stories. These stories are often grounded in stereotypes we unconsciously or consciously perpetuate of those who are poor as those who are “needy/vulnerable”—and therefore need us to save them—without an understanding of the strength, resilience, assets and resourcefulness community residents can offer.

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