TransformationCentral.org is an evolving, multi-dimensional project which has involved creative contributions from many people and institutions. We welcome your contributions as well! Email us at TransformationCentra@growingthegreeneconomy.org with your ideas or submissions.
TRANSFORMATIONCENTRAL.ORG MAIN EDITORS:
TransformationCentral.org Concept: Germazion Medhanie, Julie Matthaei, and Barbara Brandt
Website Mainpage Design and Technical Assistance: Hiywete Solomon
Economic Transformation and the Solidarity Economy: Jenna Allard and Julie Matthaei
Feminist Transformation: Julie Matthaei, Alexis Frank, the Students of Feminist Economics at Wellesley College, Spring 2007 (link), and Barbara Brandt
Good Economic News: Germazion Medhanie and Jenna Allard
Immigration and Global Citizenship: Germai Medhanie
Transformative Music: Nimmi Ariyaratne and Julie Matthaei
OTHER CREATIVE CONTRIBUTORS:
Barbara Brandt was a co-creator, with Julie Matthaei, of the Transformative Moment conceptual framework which underlies the concept of TransformationCentral.org. Barbara and Julie have worked on this together since 2000, have written a number of articles about this framework (see our printable publications page), and are currently completing a book about it. Barbara Brandt also created the TransformationCentral.org logo, and contributed of many other aspects of the website.
Ashley Hanks, Kathleen Stevens, and Ella Wechsler-Matthaei helped us collect the names of positive hip-hop songs.
Frank Lindenfeld, Len Krimmerman, and the Board of Ecological Democracy Institute of North America sponsor Guramylay: Growing the Green Economy and TransformationCentral.org.
Yenasi Morales adapts Julie Matthaei’s transformative songs into hip hop format, and records them for the website.
Maru Matthaei, Bill Witter, and Tuju Taksu (www.tujutaksu.com) contributed video of their Phoenix dance.
Technical, Administrative, and Emotional Support:
Heather Woods, Veronica Brandstrader, Ana Trandafir, and the staff at Knapp and the Computing Help Desk at Wellesley College have given invaluable assistance to us about website creation, word, and other technical questions.
Pat Sjostedt and Cynthia Garratt, of the Wellesley College Economics Department, have provided helpful administrative support
Walter Ness (www.JoyofKidding.com) has provided ongoing technical support on website creation.
Janice Goldman and Emine Kiray provide ongoing emotional, conceptual, and advisory support for Guramylay: Growing the Green Economy and TransformationCentral.org
We thank all of our friends and family for their loving support.
Fred Matthaei, Julie Matthaei’s father, gifted money to Julie which helped start the website
Wellesley College has generously funded the project through a Faculty Research Grant
The Wellesley College Economics Department has provided funding to hire staff
Carl Matthaei, Julie Matthaei’s brother, gave us our first donation as a christmas present in 2006