Our Kind of People — Wild Goose Festival

Here’s a fascinating report from CSD member Nicole Naffaa who attended the recent Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina. Nicole offers some provocative and tantalizing reflections on what Wild Goose might mean for where we see PSR going in the future.

“Our Kind of People”

When I first saw the announcement for the Wild Goose Festival – a festival about justice, spirituality, music and art – I remember thinking to myself, Continue reading

Learning Journey 1: San Francisco Social Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Our first learning journey took us to a number of San Francisco sites and organizations who are on the cutting edge of non-profit work and socially-engaged graduate education. You can watch a slideshow here of the places and people we encountered along the way. We first visited the Hub, a collaborative work space (with an organic kitchen, espresso bar, and art gallery) that incubates social entrepreneurs and innovators invested in various kinds of humanitarian projects. While at the Hub, we met with Jay Oglivy, a founding member of the Presidio Graduate School that offers an innovative MBA focused on sustainability and social change. We spent lunch at Mission Pie chatting with co-owner Krystin Rubin, a social entrepreneur and sustainability-visionary who had training in comparative religions at NYU, as well as rabbinical school. We closed the day with an invigorating conversation with IKON, an emergent-church movement housed in the Hub, and Rosa Lee Harden, a GTU alumn and episcopal priest who co-founded the Hub, and Jarrod Shappell, an M.Div graduate who helps Rosa run SoCap, the largest global conference for emergent “Social Capital Markets” and social entrepreneurship.

Commission member Kathi McShane offers more detailed descriptions of our Hub experience below, and poses some of the questions we found ourselves entertaining as we left.
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