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NOVEMBER 1, 2014*
(First Saturday in November)


In our hectic, fast-paced, consumer-driven society, it's common to feel overwhelmed, isolated and alone. Many are re-discovering the healing and empowering role that community can bring to our lives. The sense of belonging we feel when we make the time to take an active role in our communities can give us a deeper sense of meaning and purpose.

Getting involved in local government, or volunteering for the school board, local emergency services, or a local nonprofit providing services to the underprivileged in your community are all powerful ways to begin to feel a greater sense of connection to your local community.

Community building activists believe that community building is an effective way to improve social justice, reduce crime, and promote individual as well as community well-being. Community building events range from simple cooperation and collaboration activities like potluck meals and book clubs to organizing a community watch group, volunteer drives or festivals around a shared interest. It can also include even larger projects like engaging local participants to plant a community peace pole, create a community garden, or work together to build or refurbish a community center, park, playground or other shared community resource.

Community Day is sometimes observed on the 1st Saturday in November, but some communities hold Community Day celebrations in the spring or summer. Community Day is an opportunity to help bring your neighborhood together and celebrate both your diversity and your common bond of shared community. As we build local communities, we are working together to help create a more peaceful, just and sustainable global community.


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DO ONE THING for a Better World

1. Find out more about the needs of your community.

2. Plan or get involved in a community-building project or activity.


World Community Day
Beloved Communities
Community Building Resource Exchange
Community Collaboration
Movement for a Beloved Community
Neighborhoods Online
Institute for the Study of Civic Values

Community Day - 1st Saturday in November
Interdependence Day - September 12


Community Quotes
Interconnection Quotes


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Community Day-1st Sat in Nov

Jane Addams

Kofi Annan

Bill Ayres

Emily Greene Balch

Dr. Walden Bello

Tewolde Berhan Egziabher

Thomas Berry

Grace Lee Boggs

Lester Brown

Bill Clinton

Norman Cousins

The Dalai Lama

Dorothy Day

Marian Wright Edelman

Albert Einstein

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Ralph Fiennes

Millard Fuller

Tracy Gary

Lois Gibbs

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Vaclav Havel

Randy Hayes

Dorothy Height

Robert Maynard Hutchins

Wes Jackson

Barbara Jordan

John F. Kennedy

Dennis Kucinich

Frances Moore Lappé

Aldo Leopold

John R. Lewis

Abraham Lincoln

Hilda Lini

George Mason

Natasha Mayers

Bill McKibben

Margaret Mead

Barack Obama

M. Scott Peck

A. Philip Randolph

Anita Roddick

George Bernard Shaw

Russell Simmons

Juan Somavia


Rudolf Steiner

Adlai Stevenson

Studs Terkel

Alice Waters

Simone Weil

Paul Wellstone

Margaret Wheatley

Elie Wiesel

Terry Tempest Williams

Marianne Williamson

Woodrow Wilson

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