Early in August, Deborah Frieze and I gathered together with 20 of our friends for an experiment. We called it “Village Week,” and our idea was to bring together folks whom we dearly loved for a week of play, learning, good conversation and rest.
Tuesday Ryan-Hart is a social worker who walked out of the fields of traditional service provision and academics and walked on to become a new kind of community activist who partners with change-makers throughout Columbus, Ohio, and around the world. Tuesday has spent her work life improving systemic responses for all people in a community. Beginning as a psychotherapist, Tuesday transformed her passion for working in trauma and social justice into systems change work across sectors. She developed a number of cohort-based leadership programs in her community and has provided training, facilitation, and consultation on self-organizing and emergence to groups working to make change at scale. Throughout her career, she has worked in social movements for equity, including anti-violence work, with a focus on exploring the intersections of multiple identities and oppressions in people’s lives. Tuesday is passionate about working with groups to enhance awareness, understanding, alliances, and action across differences. Tuesday’s current efforts span all levels of transformational work – from individual coaching to large-scale systemic change processes. She is a core group member of the Our Optimal Health project in Columbus, Ohio, a complex and multi-layered effort aimed at co-creating a new healthcare system based on health and wellness for all people in the community. With a core group of community leaders, she is also part of a “community of practitioners” in Columbus, convening and hosting community conversations as a way to address the complex social issues that face many urban centers right now.
Posted on September 30, 2013
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