The Illness of the Domination System

The Illness of the Domination System

August 6, 2020 By Valeria Vanzani, CPS Partnership Community (Editor’s note: this post is excerpted from the author’s blog: One Step Beyond the Light Cone. For the full article in English with references, see the link below). When we talk about trauma we think only of physical and sexual violence, but at the basis of it there is, equally serious, a whole psychological violence: verbal, coercive (punishing if orders aren’t obeyed), social (excluding, discriminatory social measures, deny or threaten to deny food, healthcare and education), cultural (literature, mass media, stereotypes that justify as…continue reading →
Staying Present in Hard Places

Staying Present in Hard Places

August 6, 2020 By Betsy Small Campbell, CPS Partnership Community In March of 2020, when global borders threatened to close due to the Coronavirus outbreak, 7,500 Peace Corps volunteers were hurriedly evacuated from 61 countries. With no time to wrap up or say goodbye, they retreated along with the rest of us behind America's closed doors. It's not surprising that the news of their return hardly made a sound amid the din and anxiety of a surging global pandemic. As the uncertainty of COVID-19 converges with America's long-overdue reckoning with its systemic racism,…continue reading →
Revolutionary Leadership: From Power-Over To Power-With

Revolutionary Leadership: From Power-Over To Power-With

August 6, 2020 By Anne-Marie Marron, CPS Partnership Community As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, violence, greed, and hierarchical systems of power-over are being exposed in more direct ways. George Floyd’s murder is another powerful wake up call illuminating the coercion, superiority, and racism that live in our fear-based systems. Humanity is waking up to the harsh reality that we live in a world run by systems of domestication and power-over. We live in a time when the shadows reflected through hierarchical systems of power-over and domination are being exposed. This trickling effect…continue reading →
Rebirthing a Partnership Nation: Black Lives Matter

Rebirthing a Partnership Nation: Black Lives Matter

June 19, 2020 By Shannon Mannon, Co-Founder, the 3-Minute Storyteller, and Partnership Community Leader Thanks Shannon for your permission to reprint the 3MS June, 2020 newsletter post. Do you also feel like we’re living inside a cycle of epic destruction, the stuff of myths, Book of Exodus times? Black people are being murdered. Riots and looting are unfolding in the streets. Unemployment rates are soaring. A global pandemic isn’t close to being contained. All of these viruses—racism, COVID-19, inequality, poverty, white supremacy—have finally triggered our sluggish, collective immune system to respond. But life…continue reading →
Call for Submissions: Renewal in Volatile Times – Building a Partnership World

Call for Submissions: Renewal in Volatile Times – Building a Partnership World

May 28, 2020 CPS is accepting submissions for the next issue of the CPS Partnership Community News on "Renewal in Volatile Times - Building a Partnership World". How has the COVID19 crisis ignited your commitment to creating partnership systems that work for all—linking the personal and the political as a parent, healthcare worker, educator, policymaker, media producer, student, community activist and empowered citizen? Do you have a recent success story sharing community partnership solutions—of the power of partnership on the inner level, in family relationships, in new caring economic systems? We want to…continue reading →
There Is Another Way —Partnership!

There Is Another Way —Partnership!

June 8, 2020 A big THANK YOU to graphic facilitator Sita Magnuson of DPict for this excellent thought-map of the June 1, 2020 event Public Town Hall with Riane Eisler - Beyond Capitalism and Socialism: a Conversation on Partnerism. Caring economy and partnership leaders: if you share this image, please credit: Sita Magnuson, DPict, https://www.dpict.co/aboutcontinue reading →
How I Am Unlearning Domination and Relearning Partnership: a Personal and Cultural Journey

How I Am Unlearning Domination and Relearning Partnership: a Personal and Cultural Journey

May 26, 2020 By request we are publishing this letter anonymously. Thank you to the author for their courage to share their story. Professor Riane Eisler's work has had a huge transformative impact on my life. I am someone who was raised in a blended dominance-partnership family and it has taken me many years of self-reflection to unlearn the toxic, parochial, tribalistic mindset that the paternal side of my family imbibed me with as a child. I was raised in a fairly conservative Chinese Singaporean home, with a father who believed that emotionally abusing me…continue reading →
Glamour: Beyond Capitalism

Glamour: Beyond Capitalism

April 16, 2020 This week on Bitch Media, host Carmen Rios interviews leading feminists including Brie Mathers, founder of Love the Skin You’re In, leader of the Center for Partnership Studie's Girls Resiliency Education Fund and girls’ empowerment speaker on Glamour: Beyond Capitalism. Capitalism has complicated our cultural definition of “glamour”— and in the process, it has corrupted how women see and express ourselves. The podcast explores gender issues around the objectification of women and how misogynist corporate systems are controlling young women and their body image. Brie responds: “Building resiliency is fundamental…continue reading →
Setting the Stage for Transformation: Partnership Conversations Create Identity-Safe Spaces

Setting the Stage for Transformation: Partnership Conversations Create Identity-Safe Spaces

November 5, 2019 by By Martha Caldwell and Oman Frame, CPS Partnership Community Editor’s note: When we received Martha’s submission for the Leader’s Blog, she shared: “Oman and I have facilitated hundreds of such conversations and have used the partnership model from the start. We also cited Riane in our book.” Thank you Martha and Oman for your groundbreaking work creating partnership, identity-safe spaces ‘that generate transformational change’. For ten years, we’ve worked with organizations to create cultures of compassion, places of belonging where people feel valued and inspired to be their authentic…continue reading →