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The Communitarian Village Proposal

(1973)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

Our idea is the formation of a village-sized community, one based on principles of cooperation, equality, and love. We seek a simple life, integrated with nature, where we can experiment with new life ways. We want to replace the values of conformity, power, and wealth of the society in which we were reared with the values of diversity, sharing, and simplicity.

The impetus for creating communities arises out of our awareness of the vast changes our culture must undergo before a decent life can be shared by all. We have all experienced, directly or indirectly, the frustrations and outrage of living in contemporary American society. Our involvement in the wars raging around the world, the rape of our environment, the rampant consumerism, waste-making, and people-exploiting of corporate capitalism, the perversions of technology into weaponry and gadgetry, the violence that characterizes our social relationships, the sterility and irrelevance of our educational systems are only part of our litany of complaints that defines the despair and discontent we feel in a society more open to decorative than to real change. In spite of the inducements of material comfort and the excitement of technical novelties, we are all too aware that our culture is basically death oriented. We want to overcome the fragmentation of our lives by joining together in a common effort to build a community that is truly life affirming, and to live those values that form the core of our endeavor and provide us with guides to action.

On the personal level we choose freedom, growth, and self-realization. One the social level we choose equality, tolerance, cooperation, and love. On the political level we choose self- determination and justice. On the economic level we choose non-exploitation, simplicity, and basic comfort.

These values must be expressed in the ways we structure our lives. In a village devoted to experimentation and change, a tendency toward disruption and insecurity in community life will be strong. Changes are frequently painful. Experiments fail. A strong value matrix can provide the basis for testing the reality of what we do, furnish a common ground that would otherwise be easily disrupted by day-to-day hassles, and help generate traditions that bind a community together. Agreement on these basic principles is necessary to build coherency and stability into the life of the community.

From the basis of these values, we seek to accomplish three primary goals. Our first is the formation of a village of several hundred people on an essentially undeveloped section of land of about 1000 acres, preferably on the West Coast. In designing this village, we will be concerned with the ecological use of technology and the integration of our activities into a fully functioning life-support system. Initial tasks will be to build living and working facilities, establish gardens, pastures, and other livestock areas, create a community center, and form living groups to share friendship, housing, and domestic chores.

Our second main goal is communication. On the village level, a large part of our social design will be to facilitate communication on all levels--between groups and individuals. On the local level we seek to establish friendly and neighborly relations with the surrounding communities and to encourage interaction. Free and open communication facilitates cooperation, trust, and understanding. It can also form the nexus for change as new ideas have an open hearing. On the national and international levels we will maintain an information network by means of the already established Community Publications Cooperative.

Our third primary goal is education. Our commitment to experiment and change defines what we mean by education. As men, women, and children work and learn side by side, authority relationships can give way to a cooperative spirit of inquiry.

These are our immediate goals. As we build community we will learn valuable lessons that can serve as models for other community endeavors. In time we may be able to provide people and money for other fledgling communities as we achieve economic self-support. As we establish good relationships with our neighbors, we can begin to influence local affairs and to make changes around us, and also to help other people realize their ideals of the good life.

 

Communitarian Federation

Our transcendent goal is a world society, a communitarian federation of peoples, free of domination and oppression, able to form their own lives and to live in peace. Political power will remain decentralized giving people direct control over local affairs. Federations for social change may be able to realign world boundaries into ecological regions rather than along arbitrary political lines.

The creation of a single village will not cure the ills of society. Living on one parcel of land is not a final step toward providing a meaningful alternative. Our goal of inter-community self-sufficiency will be possible only when a large number of villages join together, sharing their natural resources as well as information, skills, and the goods they produce.

One long-range goal then is to see a network of communication and cooperative activity that encompasses the entire world. On a national scale, we see the village as one building block in the development of a federation that will link all alternative groups--co-ops, free schools, child-care centers, communes, work collectives, radical change organizations, the underground media--with the new communities. We envision these new communities as a model, a potential social structure for all peoples, regardless of their level of educational, political, or technological development.

 

Village Lifestyles

The basic flavor of our village will be the comfort of affinity groups within the rich stimulation of a diverse community. People will live with as few or as many people as they feel comfortable with; they will work with those sharing common interests; they will learn in naturally selected learning groups.

One of the most interesting aspects of the village will be its attraction of diverse people with differing lifestyles. Communal groups, family units, and single people living and working in the community will have personal needs and desires regarding basic living arrangements. One example would be a single person living alone in her or his own cabin. Likewise, a nuclear family may wish to remain as a separate unit within a neighborhood setting. Some families may wish to share in their daily activities and live in a cluster of small cabins with centralized kitchen/living facilities. Another style of family grouping may be private living quarters adjoining a common kitchen/living/play area. Some groups will include both families and single persons sharing the same roof, living as an extended family with equal responsibilities for the group's children. Group marriages and spiritual groups will have their special desires for physical housing arrangements. Other people may be attracted to a specific model, such a Twin Oaks-Walden II community, preferring separate sleeping/private rooms for each adult, with shared bathroom, recreation, eating, and study areas. Within this model, children would also have their own living quarters and would be raised collectively rather than by individual parents.

A work-living collective might be the most satisfying living situation for a group involved in an industry such as weaving or printing. A living group may wish to work on various village projects together. Most living groups will simply be composed of compatible people who work in various areas of the community.

Certainly there should be some provision for interim living arrangements for individuals looking for a communal or collective lifestyle which best suits them. Likewise, the movement of families or individuals from one lifestyle into another will necessitate flexible housing facilities. For example, during a transition period a family may prefer to remain a nuclear unit, then move into a group of families, and finally into a group where their children could be raised collectively.

Most people will form some type of communal group. They will want its advantages: the warmth of an extended family; the rotation of cooking, cleaning, and other daily necessities; the sharing of equipment and facilities; the substitute sisters and brothers and mothers and fathers for the children.

We have come to see that although the commune is a satisfactory alternative to the nuclear family, in many ways it just exhibits the nuclear family's shortcomings at a higher level. The commune's limited size, its isolated membership, its financial and cultural limitations, have pushed us to see the advantages of a larger community.

At the material level these advantages are obvious. Whereas a refrigerated truck, a sawmill, or a steam-engine bus would be beyond the usual range of a small commune, they could become real possibilities within the larger community. These economies of scale will help our village to be far more self-sufficient than a small commune.

At the social level also, a larger community offers relief from the shortcomings of a small commune. The diversity of people alleviates communal isolation and provides for greater stimulation and opportunities for learning.

Cooperative economics and shared energies and skills will enable the village as a whole to initiate large-scale projects, usually unfeasible for small communes:

Setting up alternative sources of power.

Establishing our own dental/health clinic and using alternative modes of treatment and prevention of disease. (A large village may be able to attract doctors, dentists, and other highly skilled people--engineers, lawyers, artists, etc.--who might feel that in a small communal context their years of training would be thrown away.)

Setting up a goat or cow dairy and creamery.

Having well-equipped machine, auto, electronics, and wood shops.

Creating our own centers of art and our own forms of entertainment. With a community of 500, several musical groups, from rock to folk to classical to jazz, could emerge, and at that scale, having our own movie theatre (and making our own movies!), theatrical groups, and perhaps even radio and closed-circuit video-tape stations can become a real possibility.

Our basic concern for ecology and the ecological use of technology within the village will heavily influence the general standard of living. Every "home" will not be fully equipped with the latest gadget for homemaking convenience; there will be no two-car families. Rather, walking and bicycling will be the principle modes of transportation within the village. Centralized Laundromats and large walk-in freezers will avoid costly duplications. Fully equipped centralized kitchens and bathing facilities will reduce individual needs to a minimum. High quality stereo equipment, photographic equipment, fine tools, and music studios will be available to all through cooperative use.

With all this variety, our village will be a real center for life, combining the natural joys of country living with the cultural opportunities and diversity of people so often missing in going back to the land.

 

Village Decision Making

What we seek in our village is a decision-making structure that encourages participation by all. Ideally, decision making will take place at the level that it directly involves. Living groups and collectives should manage their own internal affairs and seek community involvement only when practically necessary.

One possible method is the council system where each individual, commune, or collective chooses their own representatives, and these people form the administrative body to decide on programs for the village. These representatives would decide among themselves what decision methods they would employ for reaching agreement. The villagers would check the powers of this administrative system through 1) a community-wide veto, 2) a vote of recall and selection of new representatives, or 3) direct encounter techniques between administrators and other villagers. Also, within the council body a system of checks and balances could be instituted so that no group would have ultimate power; e.g., building planners would have to get OK's from the environmental planners before beginning a new work project.

Another more experimental method we think has merit is an open problem-solving system where interested people would form study groups in each area of planning. They would gather information, present alternatives, and propose plans of actions. These proposals would be submitted to the community in regular "town hall" meetings for the community's acceptance or rejection. These ideas and other alternatives should be considered.

 

Sharing and Distribution

The land will be held in common through the legal instrument of a Community Land Trust. Land use and resource allocation will be in the form of zones. e.g., areas for living, farming, recreation and wilderness, industry, and paths and roads. Within the village each living group and working group will have its own area to use and maintain.

It is likely that major material goods will be shared within each living group. Goods necessary for village support will be owned communally, e.g., farm equipment, vehicles, major tools, and community goods.

Financial requirements for entry into the village will be based on each individual, family, or group's particular situation: those with greater assets should contribute more. Individuals and groups joining with substantial assets may be given an opportunity to direct their contributions towards those village projects in which they have a special interest. Also, there may be a time period of probably several years in which those joining may be required to contribute any remaining assets. This could involve a sliding percentage scale that allows everyone to withhold from the community a portion of their assets as security against withdrawal from the community or collapse of the village itself.

To operate within a general framework of equality, members will have to define and agree upon an adequate standard of living; this will be provided to all. Those wishing more material goods in their lives should devote proportionately more labor towards these pursuits than those accepting the community standard.

Necessary village work (e.g., building, maintenance, and income work) could be handled through a labor credit system or strict rotation; or perhaps even a modified Fourierist "attractive labor" system could be used, or a combination of all these. Individual communes and work groups would be encouraged to develop whatever work allotment methods best suited their needs. All income generated by the various village work projects will be distributed equally within the community. Initially, most of the income will go towards land payments, building construction, food costs, seed funds for cottage industries, and farming. Later, members will be able to receive a larger share of the income for their personal needs. Income from other sources may also go to the community.

 

Personal Growth and Education

We must help to accelerate the process of social change. We need a place where people can grow and develop in an atmosphere of acceptance and love. We and our children need to have the right and freedom to follow desires to whatever our potential may lead, without binding structures--legal or social.

Personal change and growth cannot be forced. People under outside pressure are less likely to take the necessary risks in becoming aware of real responses towards each other--about feelings of aloneness and belonging. In our village we hope to create an atmosphere where people can learn to know themselves, as well as others, better. The diversity of lifestyles and living arrangements that we envision should prove to be a positive factor in allowing people to move at their own pace.

Children and adults learn when they're ready. They can grow in freedom if they are accepted as whole people and given love and patience. We can learn to be more tolerant of the demanding attention of children, knowing that they too, as well as adults, need reinforcement for their aspirations to grow. We want equality as well as identity for all. And, of course, in our struggle to free ourselves from sexism, an important part of the children's education will be seeing men cooking dinner and women building a barn.

We desire a culture center(s) for housing the educational equipment for both children and adults--not a school as such (i.e., not the place of learning). Here, telescopes, microscopes, tape recorders, movie equipment, and the like could be housed, as well as a library, arts and crafts workshops, labs, etc. A variety of individuals, skilled in their own particular ways, will allow all of us to learn, naturally, as apprentices, almost anything that we are interested in--from piano playing to arc-welding.

In planning and building our village, we will be incorporating our ideas to suit both adult-people and children-people. Our children will be able to watch us and help us when we work, and adults will be able to watch the children and help them when they work. We will be enlightened by their straightforward ideas and natural attitudes. At the same time, children need help in being made aware of feelings, how things are assembled and why, etc. With our help, they'll learn in their own way, and not just to satisfy adults. The primary stimulus to learning will be personal involvement in the growth of the community culture--with a balance between the social needs for sharing our talents and helping one another grow.

 

Funding

Initiating a village of this scope will require a great deal of money. We hope that the village can be self-supporting though its industries and other income-producing activities within a few years. Beginning costs for land, building materials, tools, and equipment will be high. The land itself will probably cost from $100,000 to $300,000. On-going expenses may be about $15,000 per month.

We have several ideas for ways of getting this seed money. These include:

Joining with other groups and individuals who have money

Seeking grants from foundations

Producing a book or catalog on community

Incorporating our village as a municipality or township and applying for Model Cities funds

Seeking donations from wealthy individuals

Issuing community development bonds

Borrowing from commercial lending institutions

We have these ideas, and no doubt others will arise. But we also have questions about them, questions concerning feasibility, desirability, morality. Would a catalog we produced be financially successful? Would foundations tie us up with too many strings? Would the federal government be likely to grant us Model City funds? Would dealing with foundations or the government drain too much of our energy? and so on.

One thing is certain. We don't want to follow the lead of most communes, with economic problems throughout their usually brief existences. A subsistence lifestyle has meager social impact and little appeal to most people. We are aiming at social change, and we want to create a pilot community situation, adequately funded, and within an appealing environment.

 

Income Possibilities

Since our village will not exist in a harmonious utopian environment but in the midst of a veritable jungle of competing economic forces, we have to come to firm grips with the problems of income.

Most existing communes today rely on peripheral arts and crafts to support them or to provide supplementary income. In a village such as ours that intends to provide a model for cooperative social transformation, we must create a strong economic base if we are to attract individuals and families seeking a realistic alternative to middle-class daily life. We must create income projects that not only sustain our village but further work towards cooperative social change.

We are already involved in creating an alternative communication network and are developing a printing and publishing facility for disseminating social change information. Educational kits that we produce and distribute could be a practical next step.

We could establish a cooperatively run general store in a nearby town to bring low-cost goods and wholesome organic foods to our neighbors or establish fix-it shops or a co-op garage in town as another step towards helping our neighbors. Another possibility would be to form design and construction crews to help neighbors build more efficient homes and building with less costly materials; or we could raise pest control insects to provide a workable alternative to the use of pesticides in our area. We could open cooperative schools for neighboring children as well as our own, or run ecological living workshop/seminars for high school and college work/learning experience programs; and, of course, we are not ruling out arts and crafts work.

The possibilities for producing income are vast; this is a partial list of areas that we've considered. The actual selection of which industries we will pursue will depend on such factors as attraction of the work to members, the value of the product to society, potential market of products produced, cost of equipment needed for manufacture, total amount of people and time required, and pro-communal/pro-ecology considerations. In short, the work we choose should meet the needs and desires of the people joining with us in building a new way of life.

 

Technology and Ecology

We believe a new direction in technology must be sought and employed in ours and other new communities if we are to provide workable models for the actual needs ..... (Text here is missing in my one and only copy..sorry) ...specifically for our village is this: 1) testing and using, where applicable, such alternatives as solar energy, wind and water power, and methane and mechanical generators as primary sources of power for our community needs, 2) researching, developing, and publishing new community self-support techniques as do-it-yourself information kits for building and maintaining life-support systems for new communities, and 3) manufacturing community self-support equipment such as wind or methane generators, miniature smelters, or metal and woodworking equipment. The range of needed small-scale community equipment is large.

We feel that caretakership of the land and life is of major importance to any community concerned with developing an ecologically sound life pattern. This means that we will take steps to renew our own land, where necessary, through soil rebuilding, reseeding, and perhaps re-introduction of beneficial wildlife. We also see a responsibility to bring any pressures we can muster to block environmental ravages in our area. This action may take the form of arousing the local citizenry to the potential environmental damage of a new freeway or a clearcut operation through nearby forest land.

 

Staging and Implementation

At this time, we hope to attract as many individuals, families, and communal and cooperative groups as we can. We have begun to contact groups in various parts of the country for support and help in initial planning of the village.

In June, we will be sponsoring a conference in California focusing on communal living and social change; this will be an open meeting with some workshops centered around aspects of our proposed village.

We see Communities magazine as another primary resource in communicating our ideas and our work, both in attracting new people and in maintaining cooperative ties with other communes and alternative-minded people.

There is other important preliminary work to be done now. We need information on land possibilities: potential sites would require research into weather conditions, political persuasions, building and health code enforcement, availability of reasonably priced land, etc. Other areas that need immediate and on-going research include low-cost housing techniques, farming techniques, and small-scale industry production.

We are optimistic that as more people become involved, we will be able to effectively share responsibilities for carrying through the work of initial planning. A regular newsletter may be helpful to report on progress and to give us a feeling for working together cooperatively. We are now a group of 13 people, 8 adults and 5 children, on a small farm in Northern California. We hope to hear from other people, both to exchange ideas and to help us in the work.

The Communitarian Village Proposal was written in 1973 by Lime Saddle commune members, the activist commune three of us started in 1972 and which also started Communities magazine that miraculously is still be published (2003). Lime Saddle itself went the way of most '60's and '70's communes--it lasted about four years and dissolved--but it has left a legacy of communal education and changes for several hundred people.

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(Original 1973-74 paleo-bioneer artifacts unearthed in my old files..)

Group Notes

Communitarian Village Possibilities

 

 

Communitarian Village Task Forces

 

 

Communitarian Village Area Task Force Notes (mine)

and Five Year Plan

 

Organizing Project Areas

                                                                                                            Planning Phases

           Project Area                        Work Task  (not necessarily in sequential order)                              Pre-site          First Year         Five Year

 

           LAND:                              * Develop Land Criteria                                                                *

                                                  * Land Search                                                                               *

                                                  * Land Purchase Legalities (land use legalities too)                                               *

                                                                          * Develop 1st Year Core Group Facilities plan                                 *                      *

                                                  * Develop Environmental Design Criteria-Master Plan                     *                      *                    

                                                  * Develop Village Facilities Plan                                                      *                      *

                                                  * Develop Environmental Layout Possibilities                                  *                      *

                                                  * Take Environmental Data                                                                                    *

                                                  * Develop Key Line and Water use Plans                                                                 *

                                                  * Develop Land & Ecological Reclamation Plans                                                       *

                                                  * Develop Land Site/Local Area Information Center with Topographical Displays      *                      *                  

                                                  * Formulate an Environmental Impact Study Report                                                *                      *

                                                  * Develop Village Master Plan                                                                                  *                      *

 

            TECHNOLOGY:                * Determine 1st Year Technological Life-Support Needs                  *                        *

                                                  * Determine Applicability of Alternative Technology                        *                        *

                                                  * Coordinate Cottage Industry Tool needs with Community

                                                     building tool needs                                                                      *                     

                                                  * Design and Coordinate Core Group Buildings and building             *                       *

                                                  * Acquire Tools & Building Materials (scrounge local materials)                       *                       *

                                                  * Research Technological Life-Support needs for the Village             *                       *

                                                  * Develop Alternative Sources of Energy & Alt. Technology              *                       *

                                                  * Establish Inventory                                                                      *                       *

                                                  * Design and develop Transportation Facilities                                 *                       *

 

          DESIGN & PLANNING:       * Coordinate Designers and Design Facilities with Village                 *                       *                      *

                                                    organizing and work projects

                                                  * See Communergy Center

                                                  * Develop Land and Community Master Plan for Local Area and

                                                     Regional interface                                                                                               *                      *

                                                  * Design Local Community Reciprocal Trade Exchange Networking                          *                      *

                                                  * Develop the Land Trust agency                                                    *                       *                      *

                                                     (?? - - I have no idea what "Land Trust agency" means now) 

 

          FOOD SUPPLY:                  * Determine Essential Food Needs for a Core Group                       *                       *

                                                  * Develop Agriculture System for Core Group                                 *                       *

                                                  * Determine Food Needs for the Village                                          *                       *

                                                  * Develop Experimental Agriculture Methods                                                           *                      *

                                                  * Develop Food Storage Systems                                                                            *                      *

                                                  * Design and Develop Food Preparation Facilities                            *                       *

                                                  * Research Local Growing Practices                                                *                       *

                                                  * Develop Income Potential from Agriculture in the Village                                      *                       *

 

         COMMUNICATIONS:           * Design and Develop Communications/Information Center

                                                     for the Village = Communergy Center                                         *                       *                       *

                                                   * Handle Communities Magazine and C.P.C.                                  *                       *                       *

                                                   * Design and Develop Village Publishing Facility                             *                       *                       *

                                                   * Handle Communergy Newsletter                                                *                       *                        *

                                                   * Handle Communikits Information Packets                                  *                        *                        *

                                                   * Handle Public Relationships with Other Groups, Local

                                                      Community, the Gov't, the Press, etc.                                                                 *                        *

                                                   * Coordinate Information services with income potential

                                                      and social change needs                                                            *                        *                        *

 

         VILLAGE LABOR SYSTEM:   * Determine Work and work time needed for Community

                                                     building and Community Chores                                                 *                        *                        *

                                                   * Develop Community Work Schedules for Essential Work            *                        *                        *

                                                   * Develop and Coordinate Individual and Communal Income

                                                      Work, Special Projects, etc. Work Schedules                                                        *                       *

                                                   * Develop and Coordinate Village and Local/others reciprocal

                                                      labor exchanges (--Communergy)                                                                       *                       *

                                                   * Work, Learning scheduling via school courses (= Communiversity)

 

              LEGAL MATTERS:               * Design Optimum Village Incorporation and By-laws                     *                        *           

                                                  * Design Optimum Village Land Trust                                             *                        *

                                                  * Develop Educational Legal Structure                                            *                        *

                                                  * Design Educational Incorporation                                                 *                        *

                                                  * Determine Income Project Legalities and incorporations               *                        *

                                                  * Design Legal Defence Contingency Plan                                                                 *                      *

                                                  * Design Douglas County Land Trust                                               *                        *

 

          VILLAGE INDUSTRY:         * Coordinate Income Projects Supply Needs                                   *                        *                      *

                                                  * Develop New Income Project Scenarios                                       *                        *                      *

                                                  * Handle Marketing & Outlet Operations                                         *                        *                      *

                                                  * Handle Village Industry Work Conditions                                     *                        *                      *

                                                  * Handle Product(s) Publicity                                                                                   *                      *

 

          FINANCES:                       * Determine Financial Needs of Core Group                                   *

                                                 * Determine Financial Needs for a full Village                                 *                         *

                                                 * Determine Optimum Legal Financial Arrangements for

                                                    New Members and Contributors                                                  *                         *

                                                 * Handle Village Accounts and Accounting                                      *                         *                      *

                                                 * Dispense Funds                                                                          *                         *                      *

                                                 * Locate Funding Sources                                                              *                         *                      *

                                                 * Determine and Coordinate Financial Resources Available in

                                                    Membership                                                                               *                         *

                                                 * Design, Develop and Coordinate Village Income Projects            *                         *                      *

                                                 * Coordinate Task Force and Living Group Budgets                        *                         *                      *

                                                 * Prepare and Coordinate Grant Proposals and other Funding

                                                    Sources                                                                                     *                         *                      *

                                                 * Design and Implement Village Economic System (??)                            *                         *                      *

 

          VILLAGE SOCIAL

          GUIDELINES:                   * Develop Membership Guidelines                                                 *                         *

                                                 * Develop Village Social Conduct Code or Chartered By-laws         *                         *

                                                 * Develop Membership Screening Process                                     *                         *

                                                 * Coordinate Village group memberships                                      *                         *                       *

                                                 * Develop Social Enforcement Procedures for Conflict Areas

                                                    and Conflict Resolution                                                              *                         *                       *

                                                 * Develop Interpersonal and Intercommunal Problem

                                                    Solving Techniques                                                                    *                        *                        *

                                                 * Develop Centering (Personal Growth) Techniques and

                                                    Alternatives for Members                                                          *                        *                         *

                                                 * Design and Coordinate Centering Facilities                                 *                        *                         *

                                                 * Men's Center, Women's Center, Children's Center

                                                    Meditation Center, existential and transcendental                                                *                         *

 

         VILLAGE WELL-BEING:      * Design and Develop Village Health Center Facilities                                             *                         *

                                                 * Design and Promote Physical and Mental Health programs                                   *                         *

                                                 * Coordinate Village Health Program with Local Community

                                                    Health Facilities and programs                                                                            *                         *

                                                 * Handle Recreational Facilities                                                                              *                         *

                                                 * Coordinate Health Activities with Social Guidelines project area  *                       *                         *

 

         EDUCATION:                    * Develop Childcare/Children's Learning Programs                        *                       *                         *

                                                * Develop Learning Centers (rooms) for children and big people    *                       *                         *

                                                * Coordinate and Promote Learning Projects                                 *                       *                         *

                                                * Handle Reciprocal Relations with other schools                                                    *                         *

                                                * Handle Village Students                                                                                      *                          *

                                                * Develop Work/Study cirricula for Students                                                          *                          *

                                            

                                                

                                                * Coordinate Community Work Task Forces with Community

                                                   Learning Sessions (Communiversity)                                                                                                           *                          *

                                                * Coordinate Community Cultural Events with Learning                                         *                          *

                                                * Document Community Development; diaries, logs, polls, etc.                             *                          *

 

        CULTURE:                         * Determine Villagers needs and desires for Cultural Events and types                  *                           *

                                                * Develop Cultural Center(s) in Village                                                                

                                                   Performing Arts, Media Center                                                                           *                           *

                                                * Plan and Coordinate Cultural Events                                                                   *                           *

                                                * Coordinate Reciprocal Intercommunity Cultural Exchanges and Events                *                           *

                                                * Develop names and symbols for Community                              *                       *                           *

 

 

 

 

                                                   

                                                                     

 

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