About This Blog

Welcome.  This is an occasional blog, though I am determined to post several times each month.  It is a place for ideas, not ideology. Ideology speaks, then sits back with its arms folded. Ideology doesn’t listen very well. Ideas speak, then lean forward and listen hard. I say things as thoughtfully as I can in the moment, people respond, I shift my ideas.  That’s a conversation, and I hope you’ll join it.

I will sometimes link to news items or other writing, on which I’ll comment or use for context for a post. My commitment is to critically assess the things I share here, to assure their credibility as best I can, or to say that I haven’t been able to.

There is room on this blog for everything but hate, violence and un-founded allegations. There is room – there must always be room – for anger, rage, sadness, joy, hope and insistence.  I’ll delete links in readers’ comments to what seems to me like propaganda, as well as comments that include name-calling, stereotyping, and harassment.

If the ideas here are compelling to you, I hope you’ll share them widely.

Thank you for listening.

studio_2_img_0973 About Lucinda Garthwaite

Lucinda Garthwaite is a lead partner at ChangeMakers Partners, a consulting organization dedicated to increasing the impact of social justice-driven nonprofit and higher education organizations. Currently, she is consulting with Roca, Inc. in support of advancing Roca’s mission, “to disrupt the cycle of incarceration and poverty by helping young people transform their lives.”   

Lucinda is a Fellow in Social Change, Diversity and Inclusion at the Fielding Graduate University Institute for Social Innovation, where her work is focused on emancipatory systems change and social reconciliation. She serves on the board of trustees at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, and on the founding board of Teachers House, a non profit dedicated to supporting teachers as leaders in education for positive social change.

She holds a Doctorate in Leadership for Change from Fielding Graduate University,  a Masters in Education from the University of New Hampshire, and an MFA in Creative writing from Goddard College.