John Backman
  • Rensselaer, NY
  • United States
Share on Facebook MySpace

John Backman's Friends

  • Ben Roberts

John Backman's Groups

Gifts Received


John Backman has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift


John Backman's Page

Profile Information

How would you characterize your connection to the Occupy movement?
Supporter of the movement
How did you hear about Occupy Cafe?
Email from friend
What draws you to Occupy Cafe?
Ben! He is a purveyor of big, exciting ideas, and this one holds tremendous promise for drawing together two necessary social movements: Occupy and a robust capacity for dialogue to counteract our current "shouting culture."
Email (optional)

Comment Wall (1 comment)

You need to be a member of Occupy Cafe to add comments!

Join Occupy Cafe

At 3:49pm on May 16, 2012, Ben Roberts said…

Welcome to the Cafe, John!  And thank you for that acknowledgment.  I like the vision you expressed, and encourage you to work with us to see how we can bring it to fruition.  Our "Connect 2012" conversations are the place where we are doing that "internal" work right now.  Meanwhile I look forward to developing an "interfaith" themed Vital Conversation with you and some others for one of the coming Mondays.  You said July was optimal--that's fine with me.  Gives us plenty of time to get it together and promote it well.  I'd still like to start planning now though, beginning perhaps with an invitation to become part of a "design team" going out to five or so other people we think might be fired up around this topic.  I have set up a space in one of our groups here on where we can discuss this together and invite otehrs to join in:


Weekly Cafe Calls

Regular Calls are no longer being held.  Below is the schedule that was maintained from the Fall of 2011 through Jan 10, 2013.

"Vital Conversations" 

8-10a PDT | 11a-1p EDT | 3-5p GMT 

Tuesdays (except 10/16)
"Connect 2012"

1-3p PDT | 4-6p EDT | 8-10p GMT

"Occupy Heart" 

3-5p PDT | 6-8p EDT | 10p-12a GMT

Latest Activity

Clay Forsberg posted a blog post

"Happy Birthday Occupy Wall Street ... thoughts on Year One"

Fifteen years ago, I ran across a book, "100 Most Influential People in History," during one of my dalliances to my local Marin County bookstore. "Influential People" was one man's assessment on exactly that. But how he determined his rankings was the interesting part. They weren't always the reasons you would think. But after thinking about it, they made complete sense. For example:George Washington was ranked in the top 40 of all time. Understandable. But the reason why ... not so much. You…See More
Sep 20, 2012
Clay Forsberg is now a member of Occupy Cafe
Sep 20, 2012
Vic Desotelle posted a group

Leadership Ecology

When a Leadership Ecology occurs, a web of relationships emerges revealing each person’s authentic leadership qualities through the transfer of their power to others. When done in a conscious way – a shared collaborative awakening happens.See More
Feb 6, 2012
Vic Desotelle posted a blog post
Feb 3, 2012


  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2023   Created by Occupy Cafe Stewards.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service