About the Community Resilience Journal

“When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience.” – Jaeda DeWalt


Founded in 2020, the Community Resilience Journal is an interdisciplinary and original platform that publishes research discussing topics including, but not limited to, disaster relief, social justice, and community development. Our definition of community resilience is therefore intentionally quite inclusive, incorporating knowledge from the fields of public policy decisions, civic planning, and civic action. The journal is broad-based, incorporating diverse perspectives and research related to the strengths and shortcomings of merging activism and academia


We identified the need for the journal by taking account of today’s climate, one that is marked by innovative civic organizing and renewed political participation following the 2016 United States presidential election. Moreover, there is an issue with the accessibility of publications. When published, academic journals are often difficult to come by and are therefore only read by a handful of people with intimate knowledge of the topic in question. Despite the wealth of information relating to community resilience, a singular place where all this information is compiled is difficult to come by. Through the Community Resilience Journal, TICO aims to direct those who have found either a renewed or new interest in organizing and politics.


Thus, the purpose of this journal is to bridge the fields of scholarship and activism, as well as provide a platform for scholar-activists of all types to publish interdisciplinary pieces on community resilience.


Below, you can find the suggested format for the various types of publications we seek.






The Community Resilience Journal is an interdisciplinary annual publication discussing topics including, but not limited to, disaster relief, social justice, and community development. This journal was created in response to the escalating political climate and renewed political participation, as well as the lack of accessibility to community resilience research for the communities it’s meant to serve. The purpose of the journal is to bridge the fields of activism and academia and provide a platform for scholar-activists of all types to publish multifaceted pieces on community resilience. Through the Community Resilience Journal, TICO aims to direct those who have found either a renewed or new interest in organizing and politics. For more information and submission guidelines, please email: emily@civic-organizing.org.