Fall Online Sessions
Deepening Community – A Book Review and Conversation with Paul Born
October 20, 2021, 12pm-1:30pm AST
In this session, we are privileged to be joined by Paul, author of Deepening Community: Finding joy together in chaotic times.
Community shapes our identity, quenches our thirst for belonging, and bolsters our physical, mental, emotional, and economic health. But in the chaos of modern life, community ties have become unraveled, leaving many feeling afraid or alone in the crowd, grasping at shallow substitutes for true community.
In this thoughtful and moving book, Paul Born describes the four pillars of deep community: sharing our stories, taking the time to enjoy one another, taking care of one another, and working together for a better world.
Paul Born is a global leader and an award-winning author on issues of community. His knowledge about Collective Impact and Community Engagement is extensive. Paul grew up as the son of refugees that worked together to survive and then thrive. This experience is what made him deeply curious about and engaged in ideas that cause people to work together for the common good.
Paul is the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute, a 25,000- member learning community, and the Founder and Director of Vibrant Communities, a Collective Impact movement: Cities Reducing Poverty and Cities Deepening Community that is now active in over 300 cities. A large-scale community change facilitator, Paul is the author of four books including two Canadian best sellers. He is a global faculty member of the Asset Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) and a senior fellow of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social innovators. Paul was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2019.