What is Warm Cookies of the Revolution? According to their founder Evan Weissman, it’s a “civic health club.” And what’s that? According to their website, “Well, you go to a gym to exercise your physical health, a religious institution to exercise your spiritual health, and a therapist to exercise your mental health. Warm Cookies of the Revolution is where you go to exercise your Civic Health.”
Y’know what, just watch this video.
And then listen to this podcast with Evan Weissman! I care very deeply about civic health and civic literacy, and even if I don’t always agree with Evan, I’m happy he exists and fights as fiercely as he does for the things he believes in. And that’s a corollary to one of the points made in this show. How do we create the society we want without totally marginalizing and disenfranchising those who may not agree with the majority? How do we instill a sense of ownership in the populace about our collective things – things like waterways, roads, parks, libraries, etc? How do we improve the sense of agency in our citizenry in their ability to engage with their government and their society?
It’s heady stuff that matters, but this chat, like Warm Cookies of the Revolution, is designed to be fun. I loved getting the opportunity to connect with Evan, and can’t wait to see what’s next for them. You can stay up to date on their stuff through their website or their Facebook page.