The resolution of a community-dividing dispute in a San Francisco neighborhood has lessons for JP, one sociologist told the crowd at the most recent JP Forum. Beth Roy, a longtime mediator in the Bay Area, gave a talk titled, “Mediating Gentrification: How One Community Created Unity Out Of Divisiveness.”
Mario, Cuba’s leading Energy Efficiency and Renewables Educator, emphasized the scientific nature of his US speaking tour before alluding to the immense potential for growth in both the US and Cuba as a result of new diplomatic openings. Candidly, he questioned why everyone is so curious about what is going to happen to Cuba and less so about how these changes are going to affect the United States. “Both countries have a lot to learn from each other,” he reassured the audience.