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Community driven economic justice is the foundation of Tempe’s resilience

In Economic Justice, Issues, Resilience, Values by Patrick MoralesLeave a Comment

Too often, political commentators try and separate social issues from economic issues, as if taxes, property values, and wages do not impact an individual’s life and livelihood. For the thousands of Tempeans who call this city home, social and economic issues are one and the same: Access to affordable birth control has a drastic effect on a woman’s personal finances; …

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Resilience

In Resilience, Values by Patrick MoralesLeave a Comment

Resilience doesn’t seem like a skill one learns. If you ask people how they define resilience, they will likely tell you that it is an action or a quality obvious in some and perhaps less prominent in others. I disagree. While “being” or “acting” typically characterizes resilience, I believe the tools of resilience are intimately connected to the values we …