So JJP co-founder Cherly Contee has already written extensively about her trip to London to cover the G20. Jack & Jill Politics was selected by G20Voice (founded by Oxfam) to bring diverse new media voices to this global meeting of economic powerhouses. You can follow all of Cheryl and JJP's coverage of the G20 by reading anything tagged "G20" on the blog.
Now for part two. At the same time that Cheryl is in London, I'll be in Amsterdam. My flight leaves tonight, and I'll return next Monday morning. I'll be traveling with 20 fellow New York City activists, artists and engaged citizens as part of a program called Pioneers.
The trip has two basic goals:
- It is part of the Dutch government's celebration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's arrival in New York City
- Exchange ideas, techniques and inspiration for creating healthy, diverse cities. We'll go to Amsterdam now, and in November the Amsterdam contingent will come to NYC
The Pioneers sessions will bring together a group of selected Pioneers -- today's cutting edge thinkers and entrepreneurs in diverse professional fields -- for a transatlantic dialogue into the frontiers of civic engagement and social entrepreneurship in Amsterdam and New York City.