Brie Mathers: talking with young women and men about gender – being your whole self

Brie Mathers: talking with young women and men about gender – being your whole self

June 26, 2018 Brie Mathers, outspoken Partnership leader and founder of Love the Skin You’re In, is interviewed by Daphne Wallbridge in this 8-minute interview. Brie’s resiliency project empowers young women to think critically about their place in society, and about the popular and social media messages they are receiving about body image, sexuality, and self-worth. Brie’s message deeply resonates with the students that receive her vibrant presentations in schools in the US, Canada and Europe. In this interview, Brie has just given a presentation to a large all-male student group in a…continue reading →

Partnership leaders are making waves this summer!

June 13, 2018 Social Media Leader Valerie Young expands CPS’ Reach Valerie’s expertise voicing the message and mission of the Center for Partnership Studies is invaluable to support the outreach of our programming worldwide. Valerie is a proficient writer immersed in public policy as it pertains to women's status and family care. She has written for The Shriver Report, Brain/Child Magazine, and is frequently featured on BlogHer.com. We couldn’t do what we do without you Valerie! Victory! …and on to November: NC Senate Candidate Ginger Garner CPS is excited to announce that Caring…continue reading →
An Intersectional View of the Roots of Violence: Gender, Race and Partnership

An Intersectional View of the Roots of Violence: Gender, Race and Partnership

June 13, 2018 by Sharon Sund "If I had an hour to solve a problem, I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.” -- Albert Einstein We live in a violent society. Violence against women, racial violence, violence against children, violence against sexuality differences, against different gender expressions, against different religions, against nationalities, and on and on. Is there a solution to this perpetual and seemingly endless violence? Before we get to the solution let us understand the problem. However, understanding the root of violence is extremely complex.…continue reading →
New Facebook Group for CPS Alumni

New Facebook Group for CPS Alumni

Thanks to Partnership leader and social media consultant Julie Hanks, CPS has a new Facebook group for CPS program Alumni: Riane Eisler Center for Partnership Studies Alumni and Friends. If you are someone who's taken CPS online leadership workshops, webinars, or self-paced courses, or you are an active Partnership or Caring Economy leader ready to network and dive into dialogue on the issues you care about, please see the new Facebook page and request to join the group. This is "a closed group for alumni and friends supporting the work of Riane Eisler and Center…continue reading →
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 →
Want to Change the World? Focus on Partnership Rather Than Domination

Want to Change the World? Focus on Partnership Rather Than Domination

April 26, 2018 In their blog this month, New Dream features the recent podcast with Brie Mathers and Riane Eisler: A Conversation with Riane Eisler.  The organization, which seeks to "transform the ways we consume to improve well-being for people and the planet" interviewed Partnership leader  Brie Mathers who speaks at high school assemblies teaching thousands of girls to resist messages that source their value in the mass-marketed body images, hyper-sexualization, objectification, and false rewards of overconsumption. Brie is also starting to do these assemblies with boys, helping to free them to express their full humanity…continue reading →
Brie Mathers interviews Riane Eisler -youth protests symptom of domination social systems

Brie Mathers interviews Riane Eisler -youth protests symptom of domination social systems

April 3, 2018 Partnership leader and founder of Love the Skin You're In Brie Mathers interviews Dr. Riane Eisler in this timely podcast. Brie: "A half-hour with my extraordinary mentor Dr. Riane Eisler, a voice of wisdom whose renowned work The Chalice and the Blade is now in 56 US editions and 26 foreign languages. Youth are rising and every protest is a symptom of the larger domination system unfolding. Riane teaches us how to not only deconstruct, but reconstruct a new partnership-based social order with ancient roots". "In modern history, looking through…continue reading →
Kate Duva working with Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employer Network

Kate Duva working with Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employer Network

March 29, 2018 Kate Duva, a 2015 Caring Economy Advocate, continues to champion America’s original department of defense: the millions of caregivers who hold people’s lives in their hands, and build peace on a daily basis. She is working on an exciting project with Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employer Network, creators of the Fair Care Pledge - think of it as a fair trade movement for care! We recognize that our dignity is linked with the dignity of the people who we depend on to clean and care for our homes and loved ones, and we…continue reading →
Solar Economy = Caring Economy

Solar Economy = Caring Economy

Jeanine Otte, Caring Economy leader in Chicago, has launched a Contractor Accelerator program for the nonprofit, Elevate Energy. The Accelerator, which she designed and fundraised for in collaboration with partners, will provide access to resources, relationships, and projects in the emerging solar economy in Illinois for contractor businesses with diverse ownership. In Jeanine’s words, “This project is about supporting the caretakers of our earth and our dwelling spaces whose labor has been traditionally overlooked. This project lifts up the women and people of color who are committed to building an equitable, caring, and…continue reading →
Knowing Nothing- a short story by Adam Chefitz

Knowing Nothing- a short story by Adam Chefitz

Adam Chefitz, a concert pianist and Partnership leader in Florida, shared a recent piece of writing he did that illuminates consciousness and new Partnership narratives: From Adam: "Knowing Nothing is a deep dive into a reality in which we are all literally one, a meditation on what underlies our drive towards partnership. It is my attempt to contribute to the fourth cornerstone of the Center for Partnership Studies: telling new stories; stories about a history that is not inherently antagonistic, and stories that visit the spiritual realm, not by escaping this world, but by…continue reading →