December 10, 2018

We asked Louisville community leaders to share examples of spaces in the Louisville community where they see Civity connections happening or potential for them to happen.

Over the past year, we have been steadily strengthening the foundations for Civity connection in Louisville, Kentucky—the 29th most-populous city in the U.S. and one of the pilot communities in our Seeding Civity initiative. Throughout this journey, we have had the great good fortune to work closely with Tom Williams, co-host of...

December 10, 2018

This summer, Civity worked closely with Derek Wolfgram and Jenny Barnes from the Redwood City Public Library to help bring to life the city’s first-ever Human Library event.

The Human Library project—launched 18 years ago in Denmark—challenges stereotypes and prejudices through one-on-one conversations. In a Human Library, the “Books” are people with “Titles” such as “Muslim,” “Veteran,” “Formerly Homeless,” or “Transgender.” Members of the community can “check out” these "Books" and hear their s...

June 14, 2018

Our Seeding Civity initiative is off to the races in our first partner community: Redwood City – home to around 86,000 residents and located 27 miles south of San Francisco. Redwood City’s diverse population and changing demographics create ideal opportunities for Civity-building. Like many cities in Silicon Valley, Redwood City is a changing community. The city is working to navigate demographic transition and equity issues resulting, in part, from new redevelopment and an increasing lack of af...

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