The opening Keynote at the Toronto Summer Institute in July, 1996 featured John McKnight. John is a brilliant speaker – but on that night – on the 23rd floor of the Primrose Hotel – he opened the sky to the heavens. McKnight explains as only McKnight can how to build communities of capacity. (55 min.)Everyone who sees this video loves it. It is truly John McKnight at his finest – a gem. John is a storyteller, a political philosopher, a prophet and an activist. This video is a moving talk about building communities where everyone can give their gifts as citizens. Community building for John McKnight is not a sentimental journey, but a job to be done by citizens, neighbors, families and friends. John McKnight is the Director of the Community Studies Program at the Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University where he is a professor. A great compliment to the video is John’s newest book The Careless Society.
Everyone involved in moving from a deficiency model, to a capacity building model – whether in communities, schools, workplaces, human service organizations, the medical profession, probation and parole, adult education or in your family. Everyone!
Produced by Jack Pearpoint and Marsha Forest with Jeff Dobbin of Parashoot Productions