December 2020
The Perfect Gift!

Gift your family and friends with Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future, by Riane Eisler and Douglas P. Fry.

Hear Riane’s 2-minute introduction:
Grandfather’s Garden: Some Bedtime Stories for Little and Big Folk
Share with your family: Give a gift of this wonderful, whimsical book to your family and friends. You can also watch the 10-part Story Time series from this book by David Loye, read by Brie Mathers.

In 2019, Riane Eisler’s beloved partner, scholar David Loye, published his first-ever collection of children’s stories, Grandfather’s Garden. With so many of us now living, working, and homeschooling from home, what better way to spend a few minutes of your afternoon in this season than diving into David’s tales of youthful wonder?

What is Normal? Are We Shifting to a Caring Economy?

Laura Giradorou Koch of B Women Solutions highlights Riane Eisler's work and the four pillars of a caring economy in this article in Business Fit Magazine. "GDP fails to include as productive the care work in households despite studies showing that if this work were included it would represent between 20% to 50% of GDP."

Darcia Narvaez of The Evolved Nest provides guidance and a downloadable Childcare Checklist for evaluation of early childhood care and childcare centers. "What babies routinely practice, they become. If they routinely interact joyfully with a responsive caregiver, those systems will become enhanced neurobiologically—they learn to be joyous."

CPS is excited to announce the publication of the latest IJPS issue focused on Partnership-Based Models of Government Programs. The IJPS is a peer-reviewed, online, free-access journal. Cover image “D Street, 2018” by Marlene Bauer.

As we reach the end of a year unique in our lifetimes, the work that the Center for Partnership Studies has undertaken in 2020 is more vital than ever before.

Calling for economic change: Austrian news source interviews Riane Eisler; she shares the new German version of her book The Real Wealth of Nations, titled “The Ignored Foundations of the Economy”.

In this Regenerate video interview with Scott Russell Sanders, Reshaping the Future in Partnership, Riane Eisler talks about domination economics, the exploitation of nature, and how we can work together toward a new caring economic paradigm.

Welcome to New CPS Team Members!
We’re excited to announce the addition of three new team members: Ilene Palacios, Quincey Tickner, and Robyn Baker. Their diverse professional backgrounds in communications, social media, journalism, community activism and political science—and their empowered “can-do” spirit—bring new energy, leadership and momentum to our shared mission.
Robyn Baker, CPS Research and Education Associate, has recently graduated from the Euro-American programme at Sciences Po Paris. She has a passion for multiculturalism, travel, and human rights, and contributes to the work of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and French. Read more
Ilene Palacios, CPS Digital Communications Associate, is a queer, Xicana multipotentialite who is committed to curating spaces where empathy, joy and solidarity can flourish. In 2017, Ilene was a recipient of the Windy City Times ’30 Under 30′ award in recognition for her grassroots work as co-manager of space Cultura in Pilsen, organizer for Vives Q and contributing editor of Read more
Quincey Tickner CPS Social Media and Community Outreach Associate, brings a strong background in journalism and social media and works with young social justice organizations and leaders in rethinking what a just society looks like. Over the 2020 election, Quincey helped launch SeeSay2020, a crowdsourced map of voter suppression across the country, that helped safeguard citizen's right to vote. Read more
“The arc of history may bend towards justice, but it is not
without the actions of individuals and groups coming together in better relation with one another. As a person of intersecting marginalizations
and privileges, what happens in the political and economic realms
directly impacts me, people I love and communities of which I am a part.
The great impact and beauty of collective mutual aid and healing that
I have seen first-hand inspires me to support partnership and
caring economies in my work and life”.

– Ilene Palacios, CPS