One of our partners in organizing the session was Campaign Against Violence, which is the local Wisconsin League of Young Voters. They joined the process because they have begun to use a commons framework to tie their different projects and organizing campaigns together. They call this approach Love Peace & Green, which recognizes that “there are many components that contribute toward inner-city violence. [They] are focused on solving the problem from a wholistic approach.”
This approach includes:
- Developing leaders and spaces to discuss and address community issues,
- Promoting non-violence and tools to directly address violence in their community, and
- Focusing on the environment in order to ensure that future generations and residents will have a healthy and sustainable place to live.