Actions unveiled…

New introductions to:

  • Community Memory
    Initial meeting on Monday, 7/16/12 at 6 pm, at the MACC! More info at

  • Info Dojo
    Initial meeting on Wednesday, 7/18/12 at 6 pm, at the MACC! More info at
  • Summit
    Initial meeting on Wednesday, 7/25/12 at 4 pm, at the MACC! More info at
  • Stay tuned for more Actions!

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New! Go to to sign up and get involved! Or just send an email to!

• Sign up to be part of an Action group! What is an Action? Check them out!
• Subscribe to email updates and newsletters!
• Check out the new calendar with meetings on the horizon for July and August!
• Discuss the Action topics in the new discussion forums!

And more…

Get active and stay tuned!




Summer 2012 Actions

The Community Communication Project will be launching 10 Actions during the summer of 2012. More information soon on a Launch Event and specific activities!

Summer 2012 Actions

Summer 2012 Actions



A space (either virtual, physical or event-based) where we learn how to communicate better
[Similar examples: AVA Media Lab, Hacker Dojo]


Learning to tell stories and record stories, and creating a digital keyword-searchable archive.
[Similar example: StoryCorps]


Gathering together unexpected audiences for sharing and presenting
[Similar example: TED Talks]


Distributing community-generated videos with public access television
[Similar example: Denver Open Media]


Using plays to spark discussion of community issues
[Similar example: Plays For Living]


Experimenting with interesting combinations of music, art, and dance
[Similar example: Wide Open Floor]


Learning techniques for facilitating meetings and mediating conflicts
[Similar example: Community Boards of San Francisco]


Creating resource network and directory; workshops; film festivals and competitions for K-12 and college students
[Similar examples: Bay Area Video Coalition]


Learning to express thoughts in public and defend them, and opportunities to practice these skills
[Similar examples: Forensic League; Toastmasters]


Documenting and finding ways to help this Allied Arts initiative where the arts support the community
[Imagine Chattanooga 2020]

Go to to sign up, and/or email  if you’re interested in participating with any of these areas:


CommComm Class: Summer Summary

Here’s a video that summarizes what we did for the first-ever Community Communication college course (taught at Chattanooga State Community College in the summer of 2011).

Community Communication Class – Summer 2011 Summary


Tell Your Story!

Tell Your StoryOn Friday, 7/15/2011, the summer Community Communication class at Chattanooga State Community College will present “Tell Your Story: Nightfall Edition.”

Find the booth and share your story: For example, your “Favorite Nightfall Experience!” The stories will be recorded, preserved, and shared with our community.

The booth will probably be inside the Waterhouse Pavilion, depending on the actual circumstances. Be a part of our Community Memory!

(A production of the summer Community Communication class at Chattanooga State Community College. Special thanks to the Nightfall Concert Series and Chattanooga Presents for this educational experiment.)

Check back on for updates on where to hear the stories!


Sometimes how we communicate can get in the way of what we’re trying to say.

Website updates in progress

daisiesThe Communify website is finally undergoing an overhaul. New features, new content, new interactivity:  all blooming and growing on

Introduction to CCP

What does all this mean? Here’s a series of slides that explains one perspective.

This is the heart of the Community Communication Project: bringing together the community by helping people

  • LEARN how to communicate better
  • CREATE what they want to say
  • and SHARE the results with each other


The first MuzArDanZ Variety Showcase will be on Sunday, August 24, 2008. For more information, go to MuzArDanZ’s site. This is part of the Community Communication Project, encouraging the use of music, art and dance for expression and sharing information.

CommuniTV launched!

I’ve launched a new part of the Community Communication Project, concentrating on that slice of the communication pie called “Television and Video,” finding a way to bridge that gap between actual people and how they can share with each other. The name of this effort is CommuniTV. In other words, community + TV = CommuniTV.
bridging the gap with CommuniTV
There are CommuniTV-oriented posts on the CommuniTV blog (predictably), as a way of consolidating information about community-oriented video in one location. And as other “slices of the pie” begin to be implemented (such as, say, public access to art, mediation, print, facilitation, web, community memory, and so on), I’ll be sure to let you know.

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