A Hearty Welcome to New CPS Team Members!

A Hearty Welcome to New CPS Team Members!

December 14, 2020 Here at the Center for Partnership Studies we’re excited to announce the addition of three new team members: Ilene Palacios, Quincey Tickner, and Robyn Baker. They each bring a wealth of talent, complementary skills and experience to CPS. Their diverse professional backgrounds in communications, social media, journalism, community activism and political science—and their empowered “can-do” spirit—bring new energy, leadership and momentum to our shared mission promoting partnership and caring economy. Welcome Ilene, Quincey and Robyn! Robyn Baker, CPS Research and Education Associate, has recently graduated from the Euro-American programme at…continue reading →
Early Partnership Childhood Care: What Should Centers Provide?

Early Partnership Childhood Care: What Should Centers Provide?

December 10, 2020 Thank you to Darcia Narvaez, CPS partner and founder of The Evolved Nest for this article. The Evolved Nest provides guidance for evaluation of early childhood care and childcare centers. With the pandemic and white-collar employees working from home, there are increasing calls for government-funding of child care to support parents in the workforce, especially mothers, who are falling behind their male colleagues in career advancement because they can’t get their expected work done when supervising children 24/7. Of course, working mothers are not new outside of the middle class,…continue reading →
Jed Diamond: Masculinity in America, After the Election

Jed Diamond: Masculinity in America, After the Election

Masculinity in America: Biden, Trump, Partnership and Domination November 9, 2020 by Jed Diamond, CPS Partner Post U.S. election, with the Coronavirus continuing to infect more than 50,000 Americans a day, the U.S. has elected Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. When voting, we may have asked,  “Which man will truly protect and serve us? When faced with complex social problems that are difficult to understand and solve, it’s human nature to cling to our group. But an even more ancient question must be answered. Which type of masculinity…continue reading →
The New Compassionate Male and the Myth of Liminality

The New Compassionate Male and the Myth of Liminality

November 5, 2020 By Clay Boykin During the 12th century the myth of the Holy Grail surfaced. Since then, countless stories and legends have been written about it including, stories about King Arthur and his knights and, in more recent times, Raiders of the Lost Ark. The Holy Grail is said to be an artifact from the Bible and to have supernatural powers to heal, and to grant immortality to anyone who drinks water from it. In the Grail Myth, the Fisher King has a grave wound that will not heal. As a…continue reading →
Why Black Lives Matter to This White Man

Why Black Lives Matter to This White Man

August 12, 2020 By Jed Diamond, CPS Partnership Community I'm not black, but what happens to black people strikes very close to home. It’s personal for me. My wife and I adopted Angela, an African American girl, when she was 2 1/2 months old. She's 48 now and has three sons and a daughter who are all African American. For nearly fifty years, I've feared for their lives, particularly my grandsons, Deon (age 22), Derrick (age20), and Trey’Shawn (age 7). In these times of uncertainty and confusion, thoughts and feelings come together and…continue reading →
Out of a Consumer Economy’s Ashes Rises a Caring Economy

Out of a Consumer Economy’s Ashes Rises a Caring Economy

August 10, 2020 By Sydney Solis, CPS Partnership Community The word economy comes from the Greek oikonomia, which means household thrift. In other words, an economy is supposed to work for all the people, not only for the wealthy and for politically connected corporate and religious institutions. For example, giving taxpayer funded PPP loans to private corporations so people can return to work in low wage jobs is like peasants paying taxes in the bricks they make— that their King in turn uses to build their own prison with. The United States can…continue reading →
Now Is the Time to Live Our Partnership Principles

Now Is the Time to Live Our Partnership Principles

August 9, 2020 By Kendra Pink, CPS Community Five years ago, when I was first introduced to the concepts of partnership, I was firmly entrenched in the responsibilities of wife, mother, employee, and student. As I viewed my life within this new lens I was faced with an uncomfortable and humbling truth: I had been conditioned to respond to and reinforce domination across all aspects of my relationships, starting with the one I had with myself. More disconcerting was the realization that I leaned far closer to the domination style than was comfortable.…continue reading →
Vaccine Against Hate

Vaccine Against Hate

August 9, 2020 By Xosé Gabriel Vázquez, CPS Global Community This crisis is producing many facts and consequences. Among them is the race to create a vaccine to stop Covid-19 as soon as possible. It can be said that, today, it is the priority objective of humanity. Something that is logical and evident, since it is the most urgent thing at the moment. However, and above all to illustrate and/or draw attention to my vision and approach, I dare say that I am more concerned with finding an antidote to hatred among members…continue reading →
Parents These Days!

Parents These Days!

August 6, 2020 By Alice Hanscam, CPS Partnership Community Said with a huff, “Parents these days! They are doing SUCH a poor job…” Or maybe (and equally with a huff), “She should give her child some DISCIPLINE!” Or perhaps, “In MY day we knew how to make our kids behave!” And off go the adults huffing and puffing; on go the kids being anywhere from over-the-top challenging to as typical as typical can be; and there go mom and dad as they sink with embarrassment--or maybe just the opposite because their blood pressure goes up and…continue reading →