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What we can learn about building community resilience from single mothers

Posted: 4:59PM May 15th, 2012 | Comments

In the sustainbility and resilience movement we talk alot about building community.  We talk about isolated individuals and a lack of investment in our neighbors and communities, but are we just overlooking the populations that know how to stitch a network together faster than you can say "homemade jam," with one hand tied behind their back?  Rick Santorum recently disparaged single mothers as ripping the fabric of society, but Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, contributing editor-at-large for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, and deputy director of the Council on Foreign Relations' Women and Foreign Policy program, reminds us of what we have to learn from their ability to build networks of resilience.  http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/05/in-praise-of-single-mothers/257037/

 

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