Group rate deep discount through TCCN for national cohousing conf Sat., Feb 20 | $20 vs. $55/$65
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TCCN News                                       February 2021

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Stepping Into Cohousing  •  National Virtual Conference
Saturday, February 20, 2021   11:00 am - 5:00 pm CST


TCCN has negotiated a deeply discounted group rate for our email list subscribers ($20 instead of $55/$65) - Register now! Please see the instructions below for the two-step registration process
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Keynote:  Diana Lind

Author of Brave New Home

" of those invaluable books that offers a new revelatory window on familiar problems" - NYTimes

See the full schedule with 12 breakout sessions here

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 11 am to 5 pm CST

Access to recordings is included with registration - to see clipped content here, you may need to click the three dots on the left

Register through TCCN to get our deeply discounted group preregistration rate of $20 (otherwise, $55 early bird, or $65 standard.) Includes access to recordings afterward.
Here's how the two-step process works. 

Apologies for the prior broken link to PayPal - the
link should work for you now!

FIRST STEP, you register with TCCN, which includes paying $20 via PayPal (you don't need an account) and filling out our Google Form (scroll down) so we know where to send the coupon code.
Within a day or two of our receiving both of these notifications, we will email you the coupon code.

SECOND STEP, you go to the CohousingUS conference registration page, select the $55 conference ticket (or $65 after Feb 15), fill in your info--name, address, email address, etc; put the coupon code in the appropriate box and click APPLY. This applies the code and you should see Zero Dollars ($0) due (because you already paid via TCCN.)

Use the auto-fill for your contact info including email address using the checkbox, click to submit, and Cohousing US will email you the info about logging on. KEEP THAT EMAIL - That email has your specific log-in info that you will need to enter the online conference on Sat., Feb. 20.
There is a limited number of discounted registrations. First come, first served. Avoid disappointment by registering today.

Join CohousngUS in a jam-packed day for the person exploring being a part of a start-up cohousing community, or who is wondering what to look for when choosing an existing community.

  • Developing core values and vision
  • Key steps and processes
  • Common hurdles and ways to overcome them
  • Resources, resources, resources

Learn from those with lived experience about how to gather members, create connections and construct the buildings that make your cohousing community a reality. 

There are four choices in each breakout session. See the full schedule here.
Your registration includes access to event recordings after the event, so you can attend all the breakout sessions.

Take a step toward cohousing in 2021

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Diana Lind - keynote speaker and author of Brave New Home

The full conference schedule lineup link
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Time: 11 am - 5 pm CT
Cost: if you register through TCCN is $20 (otherwise $55/$65)--you take the coupon code we send you and you must register on the CohousingUS website.

This interactive zoom conference is being produced and presented by the Cohousing Association of America, a national nonprofit dedicated to cohousing education and support. TCCN is pleased to partner in offering the discount on Stepping Into Cohousing as we help to spread the word about the event. 

Thank you for your board service, Brooke!

A huge thank you to Brooke Dierkhising for her years of service as she cycles off the board of directors. Brooke served first as Secretary and then as Treasurer on our VisionCircle. We are grateful for having had a chance to work with you, Brooke, and appreciate your service in enhancing our organization's events, policies and procedures. TCCN is better because you were here.

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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

Deadline for next TCCN News--March 7

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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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