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TCCN News                                       April 2021

Register here Wed., April 28, 2021 at 7 pm CDT (free)

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Cohousing: the Future of Community & Human Connection

Wed., April 28, 2021, 7:00-8:15 pm. Free, on Zoom
You'll need to preregister to receive the link. Join us, gain some knowledge, interact with others exploring cohousing, comment and ask any questions you have.

speaker: Trish Becknor-Hafnor
Trish talks about what's groundbreaking about cohousing. She also shares how this form of intentional community has personally impacted her family and neighbors. Trish is an educator, activist, parent and a cohousing community co-founder.

We'll watch her talk, and a moderated discussion will follow.

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Speaker photo of Trish Becknor-Hafnor, permission granted by Michael Jenet, Co-Founder/Curator | Executive Producer: TEDxCherryCreekWomen

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Coming soon...dream board photo showcase

We're getting the details finalized for receiving your photos this summer--photos that say "community" and "cohousing" for you, whether it's a picnic scene, people gardening together, meeting in a circle, dancing--whatever fits for you. Start snapping those photos, looking through photos you've already taken, and plan to contribute to this collaborative vision board for an online showcase later this year. Watch TCCN News for details to follow.

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TCCN Board statement on confronting white supremacy

We, the board of Twin Cities Cohousing Network, have been meeting to talk about and process what the killing of George Floyd and the world-wide anger and opportunity for global change means to us and to Twin Cities Cohousing Network. We want to listen, respond, and be part of the solution.

The mission of TCCN is to conduct education, outreach and engagement with individuals, families and organizations in order to advance the development of high quality, sustainable cohousing communities in the Greater Twin Cities area.

We recognize that this mission has been primarily accessible to middle-class white people, and needs to be reconsidered and become accessible to all.

As a start, we--as individuals and as a board--are committed to educating ourselves about racism and white supremacy. Here are some resources that we have looked at lately.

With gratitude and hope,
Becca Brackett
Brian PaStarr
Kathy Ahlers
Lynn Englund
Brooke Dierkhising


Despite the pandemic, our work continues both via Zoom content and behind-the-scenes activity.

We on the board appreciate any and all support from you, the advocates and supporters of this innovative and local-control oriented means of housing ourselves. Our collective visions can expand if more resources are available.

Please consider supporting our work with a gift to help us build more relationships here locally. Thank you.

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Whether or not you give a financial gift, please consider the gift of time by getting active by volunteering. More info about opportunities are on our website.


Deadline for next TCCN News--April 14

If you have an idea for TCCN News, or are interested in submitting an article for consideration, please contact us at Deadline for the next issue is April 14, 2021. At this time, only editorial content is published. Ads are not accepted.

Items are selected according to Twin Cities Cohousing Network's mission and the communication circle's guidelines, and may be refused or edited. Ideally, an item would be 50-80 words in length, and include an image for which you have copyright ownership or written permission (license) to use.

Please include a contact name, email and/or phone number for us to reach you with questions, and also let us know if those or other contact means (e.g., Twitter handle) can be published with your piece in case a reader wishes to get more information.

Cohousing in the media

Welcome to all of our recent subscribers. Here’s a link to an MPR News story about cohousing (4:32) .

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