Tag: Diversity


Journey to Ahhh…Part 5

The Intricacies of a For-Profit/Non-Profit Collaboration We want to thank CohoUS for asking us to write this blog series and thank you for reading! Like all cohousing communities, Our Home – Cathedral Park started with family conversations in kitchen nooks and coffee houses, and we hope that in sharing our journey, there will be seeds... Read More

Journey to Ahhh…Part 4

Homes not Housing: Creating Community for all What does “home” mean to you? Is it a feeling? A place to put your belongings or lay your head? Is it being around family, loved ones, and friends? Is it about having a choice or personal control over where you live and who you live with? Our... Read More

Journey to Ahhh….Part 3

 The Value of a Relationship with a creative, inclusive Architect with Cohousing Experience Hello again from the forming inclusive and diverse cohousing community of Our Home – Cathedral Park! We’ve been asked by CohoUS to share some of the secret sauce we are employing to bring our community together. In our last post, we talked... Read More

Journey to Ahhh…. Part 1

This is the first in a five-post series about the journey to the feeling of Ahhhh…. I’m home! Our Home – Cathedral Park is an actively forming, unique and exciting community in Portland, Oregon. Please read with us as we share our twisting journey Home! Our Home – Cathedral Park (OHCP) is a cohousing community... Read More

Diversity and Dreams

Watching “Strategies and Perspectives for Anti-oppression in Cohousing” with Crystal Byrd Farmer, Sky Blue, Elliot Cisneros, and Mathilde Berthe from the recent Connecting in Cohousing conference I got to thinking about the way we build communities and our struggle to make them diverse. While I’ve been aware of many factors in the struggle for some... Read More

Outreach and Marketing

An excerpt from “True Stories of an Aging Do-Gooder … How cohousing bridges cultural divides” by Alan O’Hashi There are a few terms that get tossed around when it comes to outreach to the broader public. “Publics” is a term I learned while a public relations intern during graduate school. A “public” is a group of individual people... Read More

Why Diversity?

I’ve been in a lot of conversations about race in various ways, and in particular about racism in cohousing. Somewhere amidst all the conversations, it occurred to me to ask a question I haven’t been hearing. Why do communities want to be diverse? Which led to: What do we mean when we say it? and... Read More

Cultural Awareness (D&I) Menu & Action Q’s for Community & Org. Transformation (aka Diversity Circles)

Note: Your 5 Listening/Action Questions are at the very end of this extensive Menu. Here are 3 steps to transformative Allyship and D&I for any org., group, or individual: 1—Review 1-3 link(s) from the extensive Menu below (including 1 from edu-comedy). 2– Answer the 5 Study/Action Questions at the very end of this Menu.3–Repeat steps 1... Read More

Cohousers for Racial Justice

What’s new in Cohousing in June of 2020?  One exciting thing is a new group of cohousers working together.  See notes from their recent meeting below.   COHOUSERS FOR RACIAL JUSTICE (FACEBOOK CoHousers for Racial Justice) SAT, June 13th, 2020 The first meeting of a new Facebook group, CoHousers for Racial Justice: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cohousersforracialjustice/, took place on

Cohousing and the BLM Movement

Hanging on the wall in my house is a dyed silk-screen print done by an artist from the first cohousing community I worked with in California.  On it is the simple quote by Rumi that says: “Out beyond the ideas of right and wrong there is a field.  I will meet you there.”  To me... Read M