|Re: Professor Gates, the policeman, and community||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Deborah Nagle-Burks (deborahn2gmail.com)|
|Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 10:03:59 -0700 (PDT)|
As a person born in Cambridge and as a former Cambridge resident I am deeply touched by this response Diane, thank you for your intelligent compassion. On an economic note I suggest that your exact response be used as an excellent example of how to 'sell' cohousing to people across the nation. Really, Deborah, San Francisco. On 7/24/09, Diane <dianeclaire [at] gmail.com> wrote: > > Sitting here in Cambridge Cohousing and watching our fair city > becoming the center of a national controversy, I can't help thinking > that if the spirit of cohousing had spread to other neighborhoods in > Cambridge the whole sad episode might not have happened. Let us > imagine that in Professor Gate's neighborhood, a neighborhood by the > way where the percentage of Harvard professors is probably the highest > in the world, there had been years of neighborhood meetings and years > of block parties so that the neighbors knew each other. Then whoever > it was who called the police would have known that Professor Gates > lived in that house and instead of calling the police would have gone > over to greet the professor, ask how his trip had been, say how nice > it was to have him back, ask what was wrong with the door, and helped > him to get into his house. That's what would have happened in a > cohousing community if someone saw their neighbor struggling with a > front door. > > Diane Margolis, Cambridge Cohousing and board member of COHO/US > > - > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > > -- Deborah Nagle-Burks, PhD, Executive Director OAK TREE BEREAVEMENT CENTER Grief Support for Teens and Adults 1500 Perez Drive PO Box 1827 Pacifica, CA 94044 OakreeBC [at] sbcglobal.net www.oaktreebereavement.org
- Professor Gates, the policeman, and community Diane, July 24 2009
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