+ the commons
Together we must move like waves.
- adrienne maree brown
Why "next world?"
Our name comes from the brilliant mind and spirit of the artist and activist Cristy C. Road. The word "next" implies continuity. We must build on and continue the good work of community organizers, artists, scholars, authors, teachers, mothers & fathers, and all transformative leaders—past and present—to cultivate and develop practices that establish connection to self, family, and community.
what we do
next world collective is a woman-owned small business offering DEI solutions with a restorative approach. Each Restorative Equity program is unique and specifically tailored to each organizations' strengths, needs, and vision. next world collective helps organizations create lasting and sustainable culture shifts towards true equity.
The next world commons is a community-based non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide creativity and community-building resources in the spirit of healing justice and on a sliding scale basis to all individuals, regardless of gender, race, class, and dis/ability.
The collective and the commons are committed to bringing circle processes, open dialogues, panel discussions, conferencing, peer guidance, and other restorative practices to institutions, organizations and communities.