Re-imagining is a place for people who believe that the stories of the Modern world no longer sustain us, bringing us to brink of catastrophe—ecologically, economically, spiritually. Our troubles cannot be solved merely through technology, or even politics; rather, we need to re-imagine what it means to be human. We seek new stories, new poetics, new ideas—and we put our ideas and stories into action. This work requires the wisdom of those at the margins, and by those with the courage to imagine a new world. Click here to learn more.

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On a recent Wednesday morning, in a mostly empty and unheated former Masonic lodge on Chicago’s South Side, members of a community nonprofit called Life Builders United gathered to meet mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy. McCarthy is the former Chicago Police Department superintendent whom Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired in 2015, after damning video surfaced of a C.P.D. officer killing seventeen-year-old Laquan McDonald.

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