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"Becky Lentz, Dr." <[log in to unmask]>
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Becky Lentz, Dr.
Tue, 4 Sep 2012 09:40:30 -0400
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Dear Colleagues,

This may be of interest to some community radio activists on this list...

Becky Lentz
Undergraduate Program Director
Assistant Professor, Department of Art History and Communication Studies
McGill University
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Arts Building, W-265
Montreal, QC Canada H3A 0G5
Tel: 514.398.4995

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>> Dear Friends,
>> Greetings! We hope this email finds you well. We are writing to you to
>> announce the new *Blue Mountain Center Commons Fellowship* and to ask
>> for your help in making it happen.
>> As you know, BMC advocates *The Commons* as a way of building an
>> inclusive politics, culture, and society. This season, in our 30th year,
>> we are increasing commitment to serve as a hub for innovative Commons work.
>> The *BMC Commons Fellowship*is a program designed to locate individuals
>> who see the work that they do as part of a larger effort to restore the
>> ?we? in our world, as well as the notion of collective action.
>> When we speak of *The Commons* we are referring to a philosophical and
>> political framework based on the ancient idea of that which belongs to
>> everyone. Commoners, those engaged in Commons work, prioritize social
>> justice, democratic participation, and environmental protection, above
>> and often outside of a market-based economy.
>> *The Commons* includes air, water, the internet, AA, blood banks,
>> libraries, and all human systems governed by structures of sharing and
>> cooperation ? all things that can only survive if Commoners work to
>> restore and protect them.
>> Luckily for us, Commoners are everywhere. They are our friends and
>> neighbors, working to resist enclosures, revitalize our communities,
>> protect open spaces, preserve old traditions, and create new ones. They
>> are activists, artists, and cultural workers who have devoted their
>> lives to the goal of living successfully together and with nature.
>> Among the literally millions of people doing this kind of work in the
>> world, we are most interested in who you, our alumni and community,
>> consider to be undeniable Commoners. Most importantly ? who do /you/know
>> who would greatly benefit from the gift of a month-long BMC residency to
>> further their Commons work?
>> We invite you to submit nominations for the *BMC Commons Fellowship*for
>> the 2013 season. The deadline for nomination submission is *September
>> 20, 2012*.
>> Please email *[log in to unmask]* for a copies of the the
>> *fellowship FAQ sheet*and *nomination form*to gain a better
>> understanding of how the process will work and what is expected of you
>> and your candidate.
>> We greatly appreciate your nominations, and look forward to increasing
>> our support of Commoners working to improve this world we share.
>> Many thanks,
>> *Blue Mountain Center* http://www.bluemountaincenter.org/