Andrea Morisette Grazzini bio

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Andrea Morisette Grazzini

Andrea Morisette Grazzini founded the cross-sector civil discourse initiative DynamicShift, in 2009.

She also founded WetheP, Inc,, in 2012. She serves a CEO of the start-up social media company. Which is a new media (Internet and Mobile) platform and public space that serves as ‘The Agent for Change Agents’ by Connecting People around their Self-Interests and Passions for Culture Change. Bridging the strengths of business practices to ‘real-people’ authenticity and scalability of community organizing and social movements.

“We’ve Got Each Others Back”

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  Excerpted from President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Speech. (N)o matter what party they belong to, I bet most Americans are thinking the same thing right now:  Nothing will get done this year, or […]

Beating the drum for Emmanuel

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Related essay by Harry Boyte at DemocracyU. Andrea Morisette Grazzini One might well wonder if modern-day meanings of things writ wrong in public can ever be undone.  Particularly when Washington meaning-mongers from both sides seem […]

Un-Hoarding Hope

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  Also published in MinnPost. January 1,  2012 Mary Buelow is a budding writer whose ability to see through superficialities and shed light on hidden truths will take her far. More important is where her […]

Follow the (student) Leaders for (fun) Democracy

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  Also published at DemocracyU What can students do about democracy? While debate echoes in Congress and conference rooms about democracy, kids are achieving it via basketball in cul-de-sacs and YMCAs. Lest I’m thumped over […]

Thanksgiving Debate: First Nation Immigration Policy

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Updated November 23, 2016 This being the United States details are always debatable depending on where one comes from. If ever were there a year that reminded us of that fact, no doubt 2016 has […]

If Hawks & Doves Married Moral Codes

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  Portions of this essay were highlighted as “comments that best represent a range of views” in The New York Times. Also published in Australia’s political and social e-journal, OnLine Opinion. Andrea Morisette Grazzini, September […]

Bill Moyers — We The People are our Civilization

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Also published in The Patch. Andrea Morisette Grazzini, August 2011 Earlier this summer Bill Moyers illuminated for me a critical relationship between civic leaders and citizens. He was speaking at the home of Minneapolis attorney Clayton […]

Peace Activists Find Bipartisan Support at Straw Poll

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  Excerpted from Coleen Rowley’s reflections about peace-leaders’ engagement at campaign events. Coleen Rowley, August 2011 Thousands of attendees at Iowa’s recent Republican straw poll responded positively to the “Come Home America” message a group […]

Obama and Boehner as running mates? Maybe not, but…

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Also published in MinnPost. And as comments to “Make Way for the Radical Center” in The New York Times. Andrea Morisette Grazzini, July 2011 When Tom Friedman foresaw a flat-world fueled by globalization, one wonders […]

Gov’t Shutdown? How about Common Citizen Sense.

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Billionaire business man Warren Buffet echoed the themes in this essay with his August 14, 2011 commentary Stop Coddling the Super-Rich. The essay below  also published in The Patch. Andrea Morisette Grazzini July, 2011 Like most middle […]

Civilized Compassion: Not Detached, Engaged.

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Also published in Twin Cities Daily Planet. Andrea Morisette Grazzini June 15, 2011. Spiritual leaders are rarely invited to do stadium-sized talks at public universities.  Mostly because they don’t deliver butts-in-seats sales like, say, basketball. […]