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and lack of books. To put their minds to work after identifying the things they want to change, Stout asked them to vision their school in the future through art and storytelling so that the students could see their vision, allowing it to become far more realistic, not to mention applicable to their future plans to fix up their school.
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It’s important that we incorporate collective visioning in times of Climate Crisis. As more people are subjected to poverty and lack of resources, the stronger communities will need to be to rebuild them in a progressive fashion, independent of support from the oppressive system. One of my favorite things about collective visioning is that it welcomes sustainable development so charitably. Sustainable development requires that processes work in systems, much like that of a community. If people don’t discuss their ideal future and make sure that everyone is included, the community is impacted later on because it doesn’t make use of all of its functioning parts. Developing sustainably and embracing community is well supported by The Jackson Plan down in Mississippi. The mobilization of grassroots communities has embraced the Green Movement, a very wise move, which helps them escape from the oppressive system of Fossil Fuels and allows them to develop a solidary economy. The Jackson Plan speaks of reconstructing the “Commons”, which may be translated into focusing on rebuilding their region through a community based approach that is independent from the previous oppressive system. Developing
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  • Spring '13
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  • Community building, collective visioning

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