Partnership & Race – how do we create lasting change?

Partnership & Race – how do we create lasting change?

By Sharon Sund, MS This is the first in a series of monthly posts for the Center for Partnership Studies on the topic of Partnership, Race & Intersectionality During these turbulent times, there are hopeful movements, ‘Me Too’, ‘Never Again’, and ‘Black Lives Matter’. Many are asking, ‘how do we create lasting change?’ Let me suggest that lasting change will not happen unless America faces the violence and abuse it propagated and continues to administer against African American descendants of slave-workers and now toward anyone of color. When we consider how we move…continue reading →
Radical Feminists Speak for a More Humanitarian Society

Radical Feminists Speak for a More Humanitarian Society

December 29, 2017 WLRN's Thistle Pettersen, who interviewed Riane Eisler recently for the Women’s Liberation Radio News, commented that Dr. Eisler is “a prominent scholar who influenced [my] thinking greatly in [my] youth. Dr. Eisler contributes much to conversations past and present about the status of women and how radical and lesbian feminists are on the cutting edge of the movement for a more humanitarian and just society.” https://soundcloud.com/wlrn-media/wlrn-extended-interview-with-riane-eisler   Dr. Eisler is president of the Center for Partnership Studies (www.centerforpartnership.org) and editor in chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies housed…continue reading →
Economic double standard: “I’m just a mom”

Economic double standard: “I’m just a mom”

December 9, 2017 A CBC News article highlights the prevalent economic double-standard that does not value the work of mothers who choose to stay at home with their kids. The article refers to Dr. Riane Eisler's 2007 book The Real Wealth of Nations. Riane Eisler — a social scientist, activist and attorney — argues our values are distorted by the economic double standard that devalues anything associated with women and femininity. She characterizes the present system as not only outdated, but the foundation for our current problems, such as pay disparity favoring men, and…continue reading →
Teens learn about the principles of Partnership: interview with Brie Mathers

Teens learn about the principles of Partnership: interview with Brie Mathers

Body Image, Media Literacy, and the Power of the Heart November 24, 2017 Brie Mathers, CPS Partnership leader and founder of Love the Skin You’re In, is an activist and motivational speaker who has presented to more than 100,000 teens worldwide through her multimedia event. Brie spoke to high school students and faculty members about body image, mental health, media literacy, and mindfulness during an inspiring visit to The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) campus in November 2017. Read the full interview by TASIS student writer Jessica Landa. Excerpts from the interview: Jessica:…continue reading →
The Shift interviews Riane Eisler

The Shift interviews Riane Eisler

August 4, 2017 Riane Eisler talks with The Shift host Doug McKenty about economics, politics, gender roles, family relations, and other vital issues, as well as about wisdom from earlier more partnership-oriented times.   Empower yourself as a Partnership change leader: participate in CPS’s Leadership & Learning Programs: caringeconomy.org/onlineclasses/  continue reading →
Acclaimed systems scientist Riane Eisler addresses 5 key questions

Acclaimed systems scientist Riane Eisler addresses 5 key questions

Susie Taylor recently interviewed acclaimed systems scientist and Caring Economy Campaign founder Riane Eisler about the status of women worldwide. Hear what Riane has to say in response to five key questions: • What is the status of women worldwide? • What’s wrong with the economy? • How do we transition from one system to another? • What does feminism mean? • What is the connection between intimate and international violence? Riane Eisler is the President of the Center for Partnership Studies, as well as the creator of The Caring Economy Campaign. She…continue reading →
Consumer, citizen or …? Revisioning language for a partnership economy

Consumer, citizen or …? Revisioning language for a partnership economy

We are excited to announce that Australia-based Caring Economy leader Sabrina Chakori has contributed a chapter in the new book Positive Steps to a Steady State Economy, edit. by Haydn Washington: Consumer, citizen or a new definition? The necessity to change both the term and our behaviour. Sabrina questions the assumption that to be a consumer is responsible citizenship, and suggests that the challenge of this century is to reconceptualise our role in the economy. If people as consumers are primarily identified as economic entities, where does that leave culture, creativity, self-actualization and…continue reading →
Resistance is not enough. Become a leader in the caring revolution.

Resistance is not enough. Become a leader in the caring revolution.

Speak out for a caring revolution—join the cohort now forming for the Caring Economy Advocates Program, starting June 1. Yes, we must speak out against corruption and the concentration of wealth in the hands of the few, Yes, we must decry the insanity of policies that enable the destruction of the natural world, Yes, we must be opposed to the cruel gutting of supports for women and children who make up the majority of the poor, and the poorest of the poor AND, we must be clear on what we are FOR. We…continue reading →
Trump’s backwards budget threatens national security

Trump’s backwards budget threatens national security

April 14, 2017 by Valerie Young, Outreach Director for CPS’s Caring Economy Campaign Trump’s budget suggests that national strength rests on violence, weaponry, and the ability to destroy. But what we know is that peace, abundant natural resources, and a free, educated, and healthy population are the foundations of a strong democratic nation. Social Wealth Economic Indicators (SWEIs) provide compelling data showing that investments in care, education, and the irreducible needs of people and the environment produce enormous returns. Gains in “social wealth”, i.e. that which promotes human well-being, such as natural resources,…continue reading →