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Community






Until the age of seven, comedian Samantha Irby had not realized that “she wasn’t white.” Her love affair with examining the oddities of white people has continued ever since. With traditions drawing from their ancestral past, Pagans welcome the season of Yule with wassail, pine trees, and various other festivities. The Chicago Housing Authority has seen out the demolition of public housing buildings deemed unfit for habitation, leaving thousands displaced or homeless. With the help of batterer intervention programs, domestic violence can be stopped.





Douglas Stevenson, a former hippie, recalls moving into one of the largest intentional communities in the country and adjusting to farm life. Figuring out how to live independently is one of the many challenges facing the aging baby boomer generation. Leaving behind the bohemian life and coming home to Kansas. Explore the meaning of real happiness rather than the empty happiness produced by a consumer culture that devalues interpersonal relationships in favor of “stuff.”
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