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Sep
11
Fri
2015
11 Days of Global Unity
Sep 11 – Sep 21 all-day

11 Days of Global Unity – 11 Ways to Change the World

Celebrating our 11th Anniversary in 2015!

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of people, organizations and movements working for the common good
www.WE.net 11 Days of Global Unity – 11 Ways to Transform Your World!
September 11- 21, 2015
11 Days of Global Unity September 11-21 is a worldwide platform providing 11 Ways to Transform Our World. All agents of social change are invited to join in this global campaign for peace, justice, sustainability and transformation.Join the Extraordinary Partners and Allies of 11 Days of Global Unity! Register your group (it’s free) Your Group’s Name, Link, Mission, Goals and Action Steps will automatically go up on our 11 Days Participation pages which we regularly promote to a global audience!


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11 Days Summit 2015


Deep Dialogues on Each of the 11 Themes of Change

Featuring some of the most Visionary Thinkers

and Activists of our Time

Participate by computer or phone from anywhere worldwide! 


When you register you can also participate in the Shift Network’s ongoing Summer of Peace Speaker Series.

Speaker Schedule

Dialogues start each day at 1:00PM USA Eastern Time:
Sept 11 Unity – Deepak Chopra
Sept 12 Interdependence – Indigenous Grandmother Agnes Pilgrim & Carole Hart
Sept 13 Environment – Rhea Landig
Sept 14 Economic Justice – Andrew Mazzone
Sept 15 Health – Patch Adams
Sept 16 Children & Youth – Cherine Badawi and Mariah Lin
Sept 17 Women – Eve Ensler
Sept 18 Human Rights – Jacqueline Murekatete
Sept 19 Freedom – Rabbi Michael Lerner
Sept 20 Disarmament – Helen Caldicott & Alice Slater
Sept 21 Peace (the UN International Day of Peace) – Deborah Moldow & Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury (Philip Hellmich, Co-Host with Rick Ulfik) Host and Moderator for each dialogue: Rick Ulfik (Founder of We, The World)
 

(Note: Schedule is subject to change – please check 11daysofglobalunity.org for updated information.)

Have a question you want to ask Deepak Chopra or one of the other Summit speakers? Click here!

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It’s Time to Unite Our Efforts

We, The World is seeking highly motivated individuals passionate about creating social change to positively impact people and the planet. If you want to join the WE Team and help coordinate one or more of the 11 Campaigns For Change CLICK HERE.

Together, WE Will Transform Our World!
Thank you!Rick Ulfik
Founder of We, The World and the WE Campaign at WE.net
Your generous Donation will help us to continue and expand our coalition-building.

 

Sep
23
Wed
2015
Yoga for Peace @ 4 West 43rd Street, Green Room
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kirtan, Yoga, Breathing, Relaxation and Meditation for Peace!

Feb
24
Wed
2016
WE CAN Meeting-Richmond KY @ American National University
Feb 24 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Mar
3
Thu
2016
Human Evolutionary Change with Richard A. Bowell at the UN @ United Nations Headquarters (Conference Room F)
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We are very pleased to invite you to this a unique presentation on Human Evolutionary Change with Author, Philosopher and Evolutionary Leader, Richard A. Bowell (Thursday, 3 March at 1pm). This work shows the way each one of us can ‘Transform Ourselves to Transform the World’, as a complement to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Come experience the shift in thinking, feeling and perception – for yourself!

Mar
23
Wed
2016
WE CAN Meeting-Richmond KY @ American National University
Mar 23 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Apr
4
Mon
2016
First Mondays – An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication @ Chelsea Studios
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:15 pm

This informative, inspiring evening workshop introduces a revolutionary way of thinking and speaking that is being used around the world to bring peace and connection to personal, professional and international relationships.

Learn about this new generation of human connection and peacemaking skills, known as “NVC” that’s changing the way we think about conflict, compassion and our future. Get some personal growth, hope and profound fun. The evening starts with an interactive introduction followed by an exercise to practice NVC.

Apr
27
Wed
2016
WE CAN Meeting-Richmond KY @ American National University
Apr 27 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
May
15
Sun
2016
Women’s Empowerment Group @ Broadway Bodyworks
May 15 @ 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us as we attempt to
– create safe(r) spaces for women
– discuss relationships and sexuality in a nonjudgmental way
– empower one another by sharing our personal experiences

May
25
Wed
2016
WE CAN Meeting-Richmond KY @ American National University
May 25 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Power of Positivity @ Eastern Kentucky University
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In a world filled with negativity, even the most positive person can begin to feel a vibrational low. Dr. Melissa Carver will guide you through dealing with negativity in the workplace, home, family and society in general. Dr. Carver will also discuss the benefits of your manifestations/creations in life through positivity. Conversation, questions and concerns are encouraged during this class. Discussion is the gateway to learning. This class will also include group activities as well as a print out of Dr. Carver’s publications with the Chopra Center, Daily Affirmations: Hour – by – Hour Positivity Plan and 7 Ways to Raise Your Positivity IQ.

Jun
4
Sat
2016
Delightfully Divine Sister Circle @ Madison County Public Library
Jun 4 @ 3:00 pm

Our Sister Circle is aligned with Unify’s #GlobalSisterhood for International Women’s Day, on the new moon with the intention of transforming ourselves, and transforming the
world.
Thousands of women will be gathering locally in circles around the world to connect, uplift, and transform together. Sisters, daughters, grandmothers lifting each other to blanket the world in love and connection.
Together, we will be igniting the Divine Feminine, Global Sisterhood, and Inner Peace.
“A circle of women may be the most powerful force known to humanity. If you have one, embrace it. If you need one, seek it. If you find one, for the love of all that is good and holy, dive in…

Apr
18
Tue
2017
Ecology and Sovereignty: Native and Indigenous Perspectives Transcending Boundaries @ University Center, The New School
Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Native and Indigenous communities across the country are leading a resistance movement focused on climate change, decolonization, and cultural appropriation. In celebration of Earth Week, the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School invites you to join Native and Indigenous artists, activists, and thought leaders underscoring the value of traditional ecological knowledge and the necessity of transcending the imposed boundaries of thought, borders, and mediums as we advance socially just approaches to environmental issues.

Sep
9
Sat
2017
Brooklyn March Against Gentrification, Racism and Police Violence @ Barclays Center
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

On September 9th, join groups from across the city as we march through the borough against Gentrification, Racism and Police Violence!

11 AM Gather at Barclays Center
12 PM Beginning of march to Ebbets Field
1 PM Franklin Avenue and Fulton Street
1:30 PM Ebbets Field, Crown Heights
3:30 PM Von King Park, Bedford-Stuyvesant
4:30 PM Myrtle Ave and Broadway
5:30 PM End of march at Myrtle-Wyckoff Plaza

Sep
19
Tue
2017
ROOTED in PEACE – Film Screening/Nat’l Conversation Around Peace @ Laemmle Claremont 5 Theatre
Sep 19 all-day

In celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace, September 21st, we are hosting Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE – a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

From the US to Costa Rica to India, award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE an unexpectedly inspirational viewing experience magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and closing with John Lennon’s ‘Love.’

ROOTED in PEACE – Film Screening/Nat’l Conversation Around Peace @ Lark Theater
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm

In celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace, September 21st, we are hosting Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE – a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

From the US to Costa Rica to India, award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE an unexpectedly inspirational viewing experience magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and closing with John Lennon’s ‘Love.’

ROOTED in PEACE – Film Screening/Nat’l Conversation Around Peace @ Laemmle Playhouse 7
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm

In celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace, September 21st, we are hosting Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE – a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

From the US to Costa Rica to India, award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE an unexpectedly inspirational viewing experience magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and closing with John Lennon’s ‘Love.’

ROOTED in PEACE – Film Screening/Nat’l Conversation Around Peace @ Landmark - Aquarius 
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm

In celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace, September 21st, we are hosting Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE – a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

From the US to Costa Rica to India, award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE an unexpectedly inspirational viewing experience magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and closing with John Lennon’s ‘Love.’

ROOTED in PEACE – Film Screening/Nat’l Conversation Around Peace @ Laemmle Town Center 5
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm

In celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace, September 21st, we are hosting Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE – a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

From the US to Costa Rica to India, award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE an unexpectedly inspirational viewing experience magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and closing with John Lennon’s ‘Love.’

Sep
21
Thu
2017
ROOTED in PEACE – Film Screening/Nat’l Conversation Around Peace @ Osio Theater
Sep 21 all-day

In celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace, September 21st, we are hosting Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE – a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

From the US to Costa Rica to India, award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE an unexpectedly inspirational viewing experience magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and closing with John Lennon’s ‘Love.’

Screening Times at: 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:20

ROOTED in PEACE – Film Screening/Nat’l Conversation Around Peace @ Chantilly 13 Theater
Sep 21 @ 3:30 pm

In celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace, September 21st, we are hosting Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE – a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

From the US to Costa Rica to India, award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE an unexpectedly inspirational viewing experience magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and closing with John Lennon’s ‘Love.’

ROOTED in PEACE – Film Screening/Nat’l Conversation Around Peace @ Westpark 8 - Regal
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm

In celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace, September 21st, we are hosting Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE – a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

From the US to Costa Rica to India, award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE an unexpectedly inspirational viewing experience magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and closing with John Lennon’s ‘Love.’

ROOTED in PEACE – Film Screening/Nat’l Conversation Around Peace @ Minor Theatre
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm

In celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace, September 21st, we are hosting Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE – a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

From the US to Costa Rica to India, award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE an unexpectedly inspirational viewing experience magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and closing with John Lennon’s ‘Love.’

There will be a second screening at 7:00 PM

ROOTED in PEACE – Film Screening/Nat’l Conversation Around Peace @ State Theatre of Modesto
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm

In celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace, September 21st, we are hosting Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE – a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

From the US to Costa Rica to India, award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE an unexpectedly inspirational viewing experience magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and closing with John Lennon’s ‘Love.’

ROOTED in PEACE – Film Screening/Nat’l Conversation Around Peace @ UA Long Beach 6 - Regal Cinema
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm

In celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace, September 21st, we are hosting Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE – a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

From the US to Costa Rica to India, award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE an unexpectedly inspirational viewing experience magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and closing with John Lennon’s ‘Love.’

Oct
2
Mon
2017
ROOTED in PEACE – Film Screening/National Conversation Around Peace @ Maple Theater
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm

In celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace, we are hosting Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE – a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

From the US to Costa Rica to India, award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE an unexpectedly inspirational viewing experience magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and closing with John Lennon’s ‘Love.’

ROOTED in PEACE – Film Screening/National Conversation Around Peace @ Cape Ann Community Cinema & Stage
Oct 2 @ 4:30 pm

In celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace, we are hosting Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE – a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

From the US to Costa Rica to India, award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE an unexpectedly inspirational viewing experience magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and closing with John Lennon’s ‘Love.’

ROOTED in PEACE – Film Screening/Nat’l Conversation Around Peace @ Gold Town Nickelodeon Theater
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm

In celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace, September 21st, we are hosting Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE – a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

From the US to Costa Rica to India, award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE an unexpectedly inspirational viewing experience magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and closing with John Lennon’s ‘Love.’

Oct
20
Fri
2017
ROOTED in PEACE – Film Screening/Nat’l Conversation Around Peace @ Rio Theater & Café
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm

In celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace, September 21st, we are hosting Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE – a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

From the US to Costa Rica to India, award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE an unexpectedly inspirational viewing experience magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and closing with John Lennon’s ‘Love.’

Mar
15
Thu
2018
CSW62 Parallel Event: Challenges & Opportunities in Empowering Rural Girls for SDG5 @ New York
Mar 15 @ 2:30 pm
CSW62 Parallel Event: Challenges & Opportunities in Empowering Rural Girls for SDG5 @ New York

In commemoration of International Women’s Day during the United Nations CSW62 (Commission on the Status of Women 62)
Join the Panel Discussion on Challenges & Opportunities in Empowering Rural Girls for SDG5

Apr
23
Mon
2018
Landfill Harmonic Film Screening in Barangaroo, Australia
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“The World Sends Us Garbage, We Send Back Music”

– Favio Chávez, The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura

Mon, April 23, 2018                        5:30 PM – 8:30 PM AEST

Lendlease, Tower Three, International Towers Sydney

300 Barangaroo Avenue

Barangaroo, NSW 2000           Australia

In celebration of Earth Day 2018, Somos21 Sydney invites you to a unique film screening of The Landfill Harmonic. The film tells an empowering story of a youth orchestra in Paraguay whose instruments are made from objects found in the landfill where the community live.
The innovative community organisation, The Possibility Project will be joining us for an open Q&A on the circular economy, up-cycling and capacity building following the film.
Instead of ticket sales, Somos21 will be sending all donations to The Recycled Orchestra’s Go Campaign fundraising page.  You can donate when registering or during the event. Seats are limited.
Proudly supported by Lendlease.
Catering kindly provided by Food Rascal.
We look forward to sharing this special evening with you!
Oct
3
Wed
2018
Join the October Pachamama Alliance Global Call @ Your computer/your phone
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Get Inspired and Engaged by the Global Community

 

Reconnect with the Source of Pachamama Alliance

A 75-Minute Conference Call for Our Global Community

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These calls are designed to

bring together Pachamama Alliance

participants, leaders, and supporters who are actively engaged

in creating a shift in humanity to a worldview

that honors and sustains life

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By coming together and grounding in this vision, you will:

*Feel supported in your work.
**Be inspired and energized in your unique role in a worldwide
   network committed to a new future for all.
***Strengthen your connection to like-hearted people and to the spirit
     that has inspired Pachamama Alliance since its inception.

 

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GO TO: https://www.pachamama.org/events

to reserve your space for the conversation.

Fill out the online form and submit.

You will receive a confirmation email.

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NOTE time is for Pacific Time -this is a global event so check for your time zone

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San Francisco, California
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Aug
7
Wed
2019
GOOD of the WHOLE Weekly Coherence Calls for Our Co-Mentoring Community
Aug 7 @ 12:00 am

Weekly Coherence Call for Our Co-Mentoring Community – REGISTER TO JOIN COHERENCE CALLS

WE’RE BUILDING A FIELD OF COHERENCE AROUND THE PLANET FOR THE GOOD OF THE WHOLE

 

Our Weekly Coherence Call is for Mentoring Stewards of GOOD of the WHOLE. We invite you to join our community and open to your infinite, creative potential each Wednesday. We intentionally gather to build a field of coherence and conscious connection. We delight in expanding the resonance and resting in the experience of our inherent wholeness and (w)holiness, while we move into generative, co-creative, mutual support of one another. On this weekly Coherence Call we will:

  • Attune to our wholeness and (w)holiness
  • Build a field of coherence for the GOOD of the WHOLE
  • Co-Create a conscious, deep connection with each other and all aspects of life
  • Provide generative mutual aid and support
  • Experience unique co-mentoring opportunities

There are TWO STEPS to participate.  If you aren’t already, you must be a Mentoring Steward (CLICK HERE) of GOOD of the WHOLE. And then, please sign up (BELOW) to join us.  You will receive notices and Zoom information about our weekly gatherings of conscious community, connection and coherence.

What is a MENTORING STEWARD? – GOOD of the WHOLE offers a “mentorship” instead of membership.  As stewards of a Whole World View, cultivating the ethos of wholeness, and mentors for the evolution of consciousness, we collectively dwell on the evolutionary edge, ground heart-based initiatives and practices, and listen for new and emerging social forms. Old membership models don’t quite fit what we are called to bring forward. So, we’re gathering with a deeper sense of knowing and trusting the unified field to guide us. Our co-mentoring community is here to learn, teach, grow, embody, and expand together, as we evolve, and express ourselves for the greater good. Mentoring Stewards are both mentor and mentored–co-creating a co-mentoring community for the GOOD of the WHOLE. Myriad benefits include conscious synergistic connection and generative community support. You can become a Mentoring Steward with a minimum gift of $15.00 per month.

You will also be listed in the WHOLE Community Mentoring Directory with contact information and a link to your websites and projects. You may make special offers for events, education, and products to the community and participate in a variety of weekly and monthly offerings designed for our Mentoring Stewards. You will receive access to the WHOLE Community’s archive links, documents, resources, tools, private conversations and the Mentor’s Resonance Lounge. Send in your calendar events and we’ll upload and promote you and your events. Contribute news, blogs, information, coupons, special offers, classes, products and services to be shared and exchanged with other Mentors, Stewards and our greater GOOD of the WHOLE Community.

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Aug
15
Thu
2019
Elder Activists for Social Justice Community Conversations @ online
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Elder Activists for Social Justice
Community Conversations

Our next Community Conversation will be on
Thursday, August 15
9:00 – 10:30 am PT / 
12:00 – 1:30 pm ET

Elders Action Network info@eldersaction.org


Bystanders to Activists:
Ways of Being Engaged in Ensuring Social Justice

3rd Thursday of each month
9:00 – 10:30 am PT / 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET

We participate together over Zoom video conferencing in a lightly-facilitated, educational and interactive conversation. We have time to deep dive into our topics using an Elder and social justice lens…always provocative, meaningful and community-oriented.

We began, three years ago, by looking at issues related to racism, white privilege, wealth inequality and Islamophobia, and have recently studied Native peoples’ history, reconciliation and the moral voice of an Elder. Each month’s topic grows from the previous month’s and the interests of those attending.

Approximately two weeks before each meeting we may post resources about our subject which include relevant readings, videos, articles, and introspective questions. Our meeting format is participatory, and everyone has a chance to interact and share. All meetings are via Zoom video conferencing. Click for instructions and access to Zoom conferencingALL ARE WELCOME.


Our next Community Conversation will be on
Thursday, August 15
9:00 – 10:30 am PT / 
12:00 – 1:30 pm ET


Bystanders to Activists:
Ways of Being Engaged in Ensuring Social Justice

In this month’s Community Conversation we turn toward taking specific actions on developing an EASJ project to end the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the border. Your task, should you decide to accept it, is to look up and read everything you can find on recent actions taken by the US government, state and local border governments, prison facilities housing immigrants and ICE officials to change separation practices.

Also, think about how you would actually define the problem and its underlying causes. Be thorough in asking yourself “Why?” or “What does that mean?” because we’re setting this up as a serious project. We’re not just talking about or protesting the problem. We’re developing responsible action for finding and enacting positive solutions for this terrible, heartless situation. Join us!

To receive email reminders for Elder Activists for Social Justice (EASJ) meetings, monthly community conversations and workshops, please sign up here.


July Conversation:

The terrible issue of immigrant children detained at the U.S. border

At our July 18 meeting we asked What can I or We do about [the] problem [of immigrant children being separated from their parents at the border]?…. As Elders who care deeply but who are not necessarily able to get up and go to protests – although some do – determining what can one person do presents the usual question of just that – what can one person do? The power of positive action of any type was deemed to be essentially of a personal choice, but whatever it is, it’s important – whether it be writing letters to editors, senators or representatives; joining local or bigger groups and jumping on the bandwagon; donating money for aid or bail for immigrants, or writing to our mutual fund investment managers about divesting from prison complex companies like Geo Group (GEO) and CoreCivic (CXW), it’s all good.

But, perhaps the best way to help is to follow Shannon’s information she found in the New York Times on June 24, 2019: Children Shouldn’t Be Dying at the Border. Here’s How You Can Help

Donation of money (100%) to the National Bail Fund Network aids in disrupting the injustice of bail requirements in the immigration detention and mass incarceration systems. For more information contact Pilar Maria Weiss, Director of Community Justice Exchange at 202-279-1656 or go online to: www.communityjusticeexchange.org/national-bail-fund-network

So…show up…speak out…and ‘be the light’ because it all matters!


Resources:

Letter from Santa Fe Dreamers:

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We know that you have all been reading and watching the absolutely horrific news unfold about the conditions of detention on the border. We know that many of you feel scared, frustrated, angry, and powerless by the way that our government is treating vulnerable people, especially children. We are writing today with information and direction towards action but also to urge you not to feel powerless. We are always capable of making change through our collective power. Of course this requires courage, stamina, and an intelligent, disciplined, and organized theory of change. It will not be easy. We encourage you to turn away from despair and towards this place of collective power knowing that it will test you. We will be with you the whole way. Below you will find some ideas for inspiration.

Love,
Your friends at Santa Fe Dreamers Project

  • Educate yourself: Here at SFDP this is always our number one piece of advice. The more you know, the fiercer you will be as an advocate and a voter. There are plenty of explosive news articles to read but here are a few that we have learned from recently: We suggested this piece in our last newsletter but if you haven’t had a chance to read it we highly suggest Dara Lind’s “The Border is in Crisis. Here’s How it Got This Bad”. The New Yorker ran an incredibly thought provoking piece written by a historian about “The Unimaginable Reality of American Concentration Camp”. Again from the New Yorker, a report from the lawyers who were recently allowed in to inspect a children’s facility in Clint, TX, “Inside a Building in Texas where Government is Holding Immigrant Children”. Another really important thing to learn about (and something that is not highlighted enough in the news) is the Migrant Protection Protocol or MPP program that has currently turned thousands of thousands of migrants around at the US border to wait in Mexico. This is an excruciatingly dangerous policy that is threatening the lives of migrant families day after day.
  • Understand that this cruelty is not new and these tactics did not just begin. In fact, the Obama administration reignited the practice of family detention in 2014. One of the reasons this summer feels so out of control is because the sheer numbers of people asking for asylum are so high. The Obama and now Trump administrations’ policies attempted to deter migrants through punishment, suffering, and torture but their success was dependent on the flow of migrants actually stopping. Now that the numbers are so high, these cruel and failed policies have now turned deadly.
  • Engage with politicians: Here is the thing: The Trump administration cannot be swayed with moral arguments or blame. They are doing this on purpose. One way of thinking about engaging with politicians is to remember that Congress has the power of the purse and is funding this enforcement regime. One theory is that we can defund ICE and CBP and redirect that money to agencies or NGO’s that are capable of handling a humanitarian crisis of this scope and are not killing people for political motive. This means we have to pressure progressives and democrats and republicans with a conscience to do more than just signal compassion for immigrants. We need these leaders to articulate how they are going to disempower the Trump Administration and make sure it is part of the work they are doing to secure our votes. We can and must demand courageous leadership from our Senators and Representatives and that their actions reflect our deep desire to end the state sponsored violence on the border.
  • How to respond to the threat of ICE raids: Trump’s twitter threat for a massive enforcement action last week was credible and achieved its purpose of scaring the shit out of immigrant and refugee communities all over the US. While it has been “delayed”, now is a wise time for communities to get organized. The American Friends Service Committee published this resource about how allies can support their immigrant and refugee neighbors during this time. Here is the ACLU’s guide to knowing your rights during ICE encounters and we suggest exploring it. Santa Fe Dreamers will be holding walk in hours for people to help families with power of attorney and family prep plans every Friday in Santa Fe from 1-5 at our 1213 Mercantile Rd office. If you work with concerned families let them know about this resource.
  • Actions happening in NM: There is a lot of talk about national protests to close concentration camps on July 12. One of the organizations that is involved with planning this is called Lights of Liberty. Their Facebook page is a source of info– although we don’t have much info yet about that organization. We are talking with folks in NM about planning more locally focused actions and as soon as we have more details we will announce it. Choose your social media of choice or keep reading our emails to stay in touch.
  • Where to donate: Of course here at Santa Fe Dreamers Project we use your donations to protect vulnerable immigrants and refugees in a million different ways every day. Specifically, we need more help on the border. We just rented a much larger office space in El Paso for our expanding team there and are raising funds for a legal assistant so we can have greater impact in the borderlands. You can donate to that effort here. Write border in the note! We are grateful for any help you can give putting this donation link out there into the universe. For those of you wondering where else it might be useful to donate here is our list of several grassroots legal organizations that we know are having impact (we also know we have left many out!)
  • And finally an offer of poetry from our director, Allegra, who likes to contemplate what this particular poem is trying to teach us when thinking about the horrors we witness:

Now you know the worst
By Wendell Berry

To my granddaughters who visited the Holocaust Museum on the day of the burial of Yitzhak Rabin

Now you know the worst
we humans have to know
about ourselves, and I am sorry,

for I know that you will be afraid.
To those of our bodies given
without pity to be burned, I know

there is no answer
but loving one another,
even our enemies, and this is hard.

But remember:
when a man of war becomes a man of peace,
he gives a light, divine

though it is also human.
When a man of peace is killed
by a man of war, he gives a light.

You do not have to walk in darkness.
If you will have the courage for love,
you may walk in light. It will be

the light of those who have suffered
for peace. It will be
your light.


Regarding Investor Activism:

Here are some groups focused on Social, Environmental and Governance-conscious investing:


And finally, for your research about political donations, money flow and lobbying influence:


How to join the conversation:

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Instructions and access to Zoom conferencing

WHEN
August 15, 2019 at 9am – 10:30am
WHERE
Online by ZOOM
The Youth Climate Movement: A Moral Force Webinar @ online
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm

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Aug 15, 2019 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The Youth Climate Movement: A Moral Force

From September 20th to the 27th, there will be a Global Climate Strike led by youth. In the United States, the 17-year-old Jamie Margolin has been at the forefront of the youth climate movement. She led the call for last year’s youth climate march, and she is a co-founder of the youth organization Zero Hour. She will be our guest presenter for this edition of Creation Justice Webinars as we prepare for ourselves for the climate strike by focusing on the moral power and perspective that youth bring to the movement.

This webinar is co-hosted by the Rev. Dr. Brooks Berndt of the United Church of Christ Environmental Justice Ministry and the Rev. Michael Malcom of Alabama Interfaith Power & Light and the People’s Justice Council.

Sign-up now to join the webinar! Even if you can’t make its scheduled time, still sign-up, and we will send you a recording of it.

Special thanks to the sponsorship of the Cornerstone Fund in making this webinar possible.

Aug 15, 2019 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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WHO WE ARE

OUR STORY

The Zero Hour movement started with our founder, 16-year-old Jamie Margolin. Frustrated by the inaction of elected officials and the fact that youth voices were almost always ignored in the conversation around climate change and the profound impact that it would have on young people, Jamie started gathering several of her friends in the summer of 2017 to start organizing something big, something hard to ignore! Nadia Nazar, Madelaine Tew, and Zanagee Artis joined her in her efforts.

Jamie realized that a national day of mass action, led by youth, would be an ideal platform to ensure that young voices were not only centered in this conversation, but that elected officials and adults would hear their voices loud and clear!

By the end of the summer, young activists from across the country, from diverse backgrounds, had joined the team and the Zero Hour movement had started taking shape.

Aug
20
Tue
2019
Sociocracy for Non-Profits and Associations @ Zoom
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sociocracy for non-profits and associations

Tue, Aug 20, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Description

Many non-profits run themselves with traditional hierarchies. This is not only often ineffective but power-over structures also run counter the mission of equality and empowerment for everyone.

Sociocracy is an option for those non-profits that want to give both staff, board and core volunteers more voice, strengthen the connection, increase transparency and lessen micro-management. Over the past years, sociocracy has found its way into several non-profits in the United States and world-wide, and it has long turned into tried-and-tested governance system.

This short introduction introduces the basic ideas and highlights the advantages in particular for non-profits as well as the challenges. There will be opportunities for questions – see how sociocracy would apply to your unique organization.

Presenter Jerry Koch-Gonzalez has founded and been a board member of several non-profits (Institute for Community Economics, Class Action, United for a Fair Economy, National Coalition Building Institute, Institute For Peaceable Communities). Jerry has supported many organizations as a consultant for diversity, governance and communication, and he is co-author of the 2018 sociocracy handbook  –  Many Voices One Song – our Sociocracy manual.

 

See the event in all time zones.

This event will be offered on zoom.

You will receive the access link after registration.

 

Sociocracy for non-profits and associations
Tue, Aug 20, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sociocracy-for-non-profits-and-associations-tickets-64139351527?mc_cid=c67ea722f4&mc_eid=684c02f70f

 

Aug
22
Thu
2019
Homelessness: 90-Minute Conversation with LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS @ online
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Connecting Across Divides.

Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation with those with whom we may not agree. These conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground, and sometimes even allow us to discuss possible solutions. No fancy event or skilled facilitator is needed.

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Homelessness: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Q & A with Hosts!

Homelessness

August 22, 2019 @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET

 4:00 – 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone)

Homelessness in America is a problem that reminds us daily of our failure to be our best. How do we explain to children the presence of hungry, cold, neglected and often mentally ill men women and children on our streets in the midst of plenty? If we gather neighbors, business owners, health care workers, police, government officials, homeless people and their families in conversation might we build trust and begin to explore opportunities to do better? Conversations are admittedly only a starting point, but isn’t it time to start?

 

Registration

THU, AUGUST 22, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT/7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

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Origins

Living Room Conversations is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 as a result of a transpartisan partnership focused on revitalizing civil discourse through conversation.

Major disagreement on important issues is a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to create insurmountable divides. We hope for a world in which people who have fundamental differences of opinion and backgrounds learn to work together with respect – and even joy – to realize the vibrant future we all desire for ourselves and our families. Through applying and adapting our conversational model, we hope participants will build relationships that generate understanding and enable collaborative problem-solving.

Divides Aren’t Inevitable.

Living rooms used to be the place where people would gather to socialize and relate with each other. Inviting someone into your home was to treat them as valued and worthy of respect. But before they were called living rooms these rooms were referred to as “parlors” – a term that comes from the French and means place for speaking.

Our modern world no longer limits our place for speaking to a physical location. We live our lives in our communities and online. Our living room is wherever we find ourselves connecting with others.

Living Room Conversations can take place anywhere, which these days includes the virtual world. Video chat allows us to bring each other into our homes, with all that represents, at a scale never before imagined.

The rationale behind Living Room Conversations is to increase understanding, reveal common ground and allow us to discuss possible solutions. No fancy event or skilled facilitator is typically needed. When people of all walks of life begin to care about one another, they can begin working together to solve the problems of our time.

The Pilot

In late 2010, Joan Blades partnered with dialogue experts, Walt Roberts, Debilyn Molineaux, Amanda Kathryn Roman and Heather Tischbein, to create a structured, intimate conversation format that would empower everyday citizens to discuss important issues with friends of differing political affiliations and backgrounds. The theory was that if two friends with different points of view, each invited two friends to join a conversation, with full disclosure about the intent and structure of the conversation, they could create a safe space for a respectful and meaningful exchange of ideas, develop new relationships and perhaps find common ground. This was the Living Room Conversations pilot project.

By early 2011, the pilot revealed that the Living Room Conversations structure worked. Both the observed and independent conversations were successful. Participants found they were anxious at the outset but soon felt comfortable using the format. In fact, these early conversations fostered relationships that continue to this day.

The Project

Inspired by the success of the pilot, Amanda Kathryn Roman and Joan Blades formed a transpartisan political partnership, recruited an advisory board and launched the website to make the Living Room Conversations open-source format available to individuals and organizations around the country. Their hope was to empower participants to begin to reweave the fabric of our civil society by demonstrating that respectful conversation can enrich our lives and enable us to create better solutions to the challenges we face together.

Early participants had conversations about the role of government, money in politics, immigration, gay marriage and more. In 2013, our first high profile conversation, cohosted by Joan Blades and Mark Meckler (Tea Party Patriots), discussed crony capitalism and identified the need for criminal justice reform as an area of 100% agreement. common ground  This led to further discussion and impactful collaborative action.

Living Room Conversations is constantly evolving. We have a growing list of champions who speak publicly about Living Room Conversations or use the format in their work, as well as a growing number of partners who are using our open-source format in large and small ways. We look forward to developing and sharing materials for more issue areas, and creating a cycle of online-to-offline community building as we learn from and support each other in becoming a more respectful, civil society.

Topics A-Z

Browse all our Conversation Guides below from A-Z. Click the links to explore each Conversation Guide. You can also download a PDF of the conversation for your own use.

Aug
24
Sat
2019
Socially Conscious Leadership From The Inside Out – Michelle Kinder – Awakin Circles @ online
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm
Socially Conscious Leadership from the Inside Out

Our guest this week has come to believe that “No matter how wonderful a program is, if it is done as a bestowing – a certain group of people making decisions for another group – that is never going to bridge the divide in our city.” Does your work fit within this paradigm of “bestowing,” and how do you plant seeds for a deeper mindset or consciousness shift to address underlying structural issues? Share Your Reflection »

 

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Call with Michelle Kinder

August 24th, 12:00 PM EDT

Awakin Calls are a weekly conference call, where inspiring change makers engage in candid conversations about their journey

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Dallas-based therapist, activist, writer, community leader and speaker Michelle Kinder examines and teaches conscious leadership “from the inside out.” She offers practical, achievable steps for parents, teachers and others to support children’s social-emotional health, and for business and other leaders to drive transformation in their lives and organizations. While exploring the lack of mental health resources in southern Dallas, Kinder got to know the work of the Momentous Institute, a 99-year-old Dallas-based nonprofit organization that has been building and repairing social-emotional health through education and mental health programs.  Momentous Institute serves vulnerable children through therapy services, curriculum and teacher training focused on See full.

Five Questions for Michelle
What Makes You Come Alive?

Thank you for asking. Learning makes me come alive. Learning combined with contribution has long been a winning formula for me feeling most alive. Over the years I developed the habit of checking in with myself every six months or so with the questions “Am I learning? Am I contributing?” There have been interesting seasons on how the two balance each other. There are times that striving to contribute crowded out the kind of white space by brain needs for deep learning and I have had to course correct. And there have been other times that I was learning a lot, but didn’t feel like I was being a good steward in terms of making a difference for other people or for causes I care about. I should also say that because I am currently in a season of more white space and more time for discernment, increasingly, simple pleasures are what make me come alive. Listening to birds, watching our dogs, yoga, running, sunshine, good coffee and the sound of my girls laughing together. Things like that.

Pivotal turning point in your life?

When I was in High School I left my family in Guatemala and came to the states to attend boarding school. It was a transformational experience. The wonderful faculty there saw qualities in me that they nurtured into leadership and I really learned who I was and what I was capable of during those four years. Interestingly, in my previous school, there were teachers who experienced the exact same qualities as problematic, annoying or something to control. Having that experience has made me very interested in how adults show up in the lives of children in a way that respects the enormous privilege and responsibility. I always say there are no neutral interactions when it comes to our relationships with children – all interactions are either positive, negative or missed opportunities.

An Act of Kindness You’ll Never Forget?

When I was in college, my 24-year-old sister died suddenly and it was an enormous challenge to go back to school while navigating the grief process. Several weeks into it, when people had stopped checking in, I found a card tucked into one of my books. It was from a classmate I knew somewhat, but not super well. It said something like, “I know time has passed but your hurt hasn’t.” I still tear up thinking about that act of kindness. It meant so much and it has shaped my desire to show up for others in similar ways.

One Thing On Your Bucket List?

Have the kind of flexibility to visit different places for a month at a time and work remotely while folding into the local scene.

One-line Message for the World?

Regardless of the situation, if you ever aren’t sure how to be most helpful, regulate your own nervous system.

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imageAwakin Circles: A hub for local meditation circles that started in the Silicon Valley and have now spread to 80+ cities around the globe. The circle start with an hour of silence, followed by a circle of sharing and dinner in silence. A newsletter with a passage selected from various wisdom traditions and an audio reading is sent out to 87,000 subscribers each week. See also Awakin Calls that hosts weekly conversations with wide-ranging thought leaders.

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ServiceSpace is an organization run entirely by volunteers. We leverage technology to encourage everyday people around the world to do small acts of service. Our aim is to ignite the fundamental generosity in ourselves and others, creating both inner and outer transformation.

ServiceSpace was conceived by volunteers, was built by volunteers, and is run by volunteers — all for the benefit of volunteers. Our projects range from a daily positive news service, to an acts-of-kindness portal, to a gift-economy restaurant. Regardless of the endeavor, we act in concert to create service opportunities for each other and to support each other’s service journeys.

In September of 2011, we formally changed our name from CharityFocus to ServiceSpace. Founded in 1999, ServiceSpace was originally started to help non-profits with technical services. Over the past dozen years, the organization has become an umbrella for many generosity-driven projects. Thus we have expanded our services from focusing just on helping charities, to encouraging everyday people to contribute in meaningful ways to the world around them. As the name suggests, our new expanded ServiceSpace platform allows people to stay connected with others interested in service, participate in service opportunities through any of our dozen projects, organize their own local service event using our tools, and stay connected to inspirational content. Above all, we believe in the inherent generosity of others and aim to ignite that spirit of service. Through our small, collective acts, we hope to transform ourselves and the world.

We hold these three principles steadfast within our organization:

Stay fully volunteer-run.

ServiceSpace was founded by volunteers and is run by volunteers. There is no paid staff, no office, and no central facilities. All ServiceSpace programs are conceived, designed, implemented, and administered by people who selflessly give their time so that others can benefit from those services.

Based on twelve years of our experience with a volunteer-run infrastructure, we’ve developed a streamlined process that structures projects in a distributed and decentralized manner. This allows more volunteers to give small chunks of time and still deliver high quality services to the end-receiver.

Being volunteer-run also allows us to organically self-organize. Instead of hierarchies and prefabricated business plans, our volunteer infrastructure is dynamic, low-cost and open to radical change. Everything is based on relationships and presence, and that creates a powerful context to BE the change.

We continue to be amazed at what inspired and dedicated individuals can do. Margaret Mead eloquently said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does.” We could not agree more.

Serve with whatever we have.

We have chosen a slightly different path than most organizations, and choose not to focus on fundraising, grants, or other sources of revenue – for example, none of our websites contain any advertisement. All services are distributed are gifted without any fees. Thus, we serve with whatever support and resources that come in organically when people are truly moved to give.

ServiceSpace projects are built within a gift-economy system, an economic system in which goods and services are given freely, rather than traded. In a traditional market economy, one’s wealth is increased by saving. In a gift economy, giving leads to increase: an increase in connections and relationship strength.

Our services are given freely, without asking for anything in return. Instead of scarcity and fear for an uncertain future, our second principle roots us in abundance and trust. We have realized that over time, if you serve with pure intentions, people’s cups of gratitude overflow. They don’t give to fulfill a need, they give as an expression of their own solidarity and joy. These genuine gifts, no matter how small or large, are what sustains us.

Focus on the small.

Our attempt is to do “small acts with great love”. As our tagline says, “Change Yourself, Change the World.” If we started out by having a goal to change the world, we might have been a little disappointed in our abilities; when we start with ourselves, we notice that the ripples around us continue to get bigger and bigger and as more people try to do small acts, we have every potential to change the world.

Just as every tiny bit of a hologram contains information of the whole, we feel that paying attention to the process, to the present moment, gives us plenty of information to become instruments of a larger, systemic change.

This is how ServiceSpace makes things happen. But essentially the engine that drives the organization is inspiration, pure and simple. We learn from each other, spur each other, help each other, and frequently amaze each other. Sure, we are stirred by the words and lives of great men and women like Gandhi and Martin Luther King and Mother Theresa; but the examples set by our ServiceSpace colleagues–everyday heroes–are the real sustaining forces behind our projects.

Sep
10
Tue
2019
SOW TRUE SEED at the Heirloom Festival
Sep 10 @ 3:30 pm – Sep 12 @ 11:00 am

THE NATIONAL HEIRLOOM EXPO AT SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA

Join Angie Lavezzo at the National Heirloom Expo
Santa Rosa, CA Sept 10-12

SOW TRUE SEED OF ASHEVILLE, NC

(417)924-8917 

info@theheirloomexpo.com

There is a lot going over the next few weeks. We’ve got people heading all over the country. Check it out and be sure to say hello if we’re heading anywhere close to home! There is a lot going over the next few weeks. We’ve got people heading all over the country. Check it out and be sure to say hello if we’re heading anywhere close to home! 

Bees & Pollinators: How to Maximize Your Garden Pollinators

with Angie Lavezzo, Kate Frey, Dave Hunter and Tora Rocha
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Sept 10 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Roundtable discussion on Pollinators

Sept 11 11:00 a.m. – Noon

Incorporating Pollinators and Pollinator Plants into Your Garden

Sept 12 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

243 Haywood St, Asheville NC 28801

community@sowtrue.com

Mon-Fri : 9am-6pm | Saturday: 10am – 4pm

Seeds and Garden Supplies

HOW WE CAN BEGIN TO HEAL OUR BROKEN WORLD – A Healing Story Approach @ Online
Sep 10 @ 8:00 pm

HOW WE CAN BEGIN TO HEAL OUR BROKEN WORLD

For more than 26 years, I’ve been helping individuals and communities creatively navigate difficult transitions — such as loss of a loved one, livelihood, illness, or bursting forth of a life unlived, the collective trauma of community disaster — through story-making. I’m now finishing a book — a combination memoir and workbook — about my healing story approach.

Not since 9/11, have I felt such urgency to put my work in service to healing our national culture. For the next year and half, I’m going to be offering more community reconciliation programs to counter-attack the hate and violence-filled narratives that the Administration and its minions are flooding media with. I’m targeting my programs now to change-makers: healers, writers, storytellers, teachers, activists.

Here’s the mistake many are making: Focusing on Trump’s media grabs day after day. This only gives energy to his evil and distracts from the fact that millions of citizens support him as a cult – meaning a disregard for facts in favor of allegiance to a leader that makes false promises, but is interested only in expanding his own power and wealth. But how can we pull followers out of this cult? Not by judging, preaching, haranguing.

Rather by listening, engaging, finding non-political common ground, by sharing our stories – not our victim tales, but a deeper story that is always flowing like a river beneath the surface of our lives – where we are one people, one race, one blood.

On Sept. 10, at 8 pm eastern, I’m going to be offering a free introduction to a 3-step healing story process for people who would like to use story in their community, therapeutic, or classroom programs, but may not know how. That’s Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 8 pm eastern time.

To register and receive the link, write to me at juIietbrucephd@gmail.com.

Enjoy the rest of your summer,
Juliet Bruce, Ph.D.

 

Sep
11
Wed
2019
GLOBAL CAPITALISM Monthly Economic Update @ Judson Memorial Church
Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum, Judson Memorial Church & Individual Contributors

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month. Then Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. Our goal is to develop all participants’ understanding and ability to explain current economic events and trends to others. When time permits, we open the floor to questions and comments.

Requested Fee/Donation: $10 per person. If you access the videos of these monthly updates posted on YouTube and our websites, we ask you to join our attendees who contribute at least $10 at each event to help defray costs of producing, video-taping, and distributing these videos. Please contribute via our donate page. Contributions to Democracy at Work are tax deductible (we will gladly provide receipts at the event). For those able to contribute more than $10, our special thanks.

WHEN

September 11, 2019 at 7:30pm – 9pm

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WHERE

Judson Memorial Church
239 Thompson St
New York, NY 10012
United States

Sep
12
Thu
2019
One Planet, One Family: Facing Our Environmental Challenges & Finding Solutions Together
Sep 12 – Sep 15 all-day

Alaska Interfaith Power & Light (AIPL) and the United Religions Initiative-North America are excited to present:

“One Planet, One Family: Facing Our Environmental Challenges & Finding Solutions Together,”

a gathering on climate change in Juneau, Alaska from September 12-15, 2019.

World-renowned climate scientist and public speaker Katharine Hayhoe will be

the key speaker of the conference and participants will have ample time to spend

working collaboratively on finding solutions to our shared concerns.

Alaska is on the front lines of dealing with climate change.

Because of this, Alaska Interfaith Power and Light and the United Religions Initiative North America are hosting a gathering for environmentally-concerned URI members from across the US and Canada to:

  • learn about—and see—the climate crisis in Alaska,
  • understand how it affects those of us working on environmental issues outside of Alaska, AND
  • work together to identify solutions!

The gathering will take place in Juneau, Alaska from September 12-15, 2019.

World-renowned climate scientist and public speaker Dr. Katharine Hayhoe will be the key speaker of the conference and participants will have ample time to spend working collaboratively on finding solutions to our shared concerns.

Let us bring together our knowledge, wisdom, and energy to fan the flame of caring for Our Common Home!

For more details about the gathering, follow this link: https://urinorthamerica.org/web/one-planet-one-family-gathering/
If you are a member of a URI North America Cooperation Circle/Affiliate and need financial assistance to travel to Alaska, please fill out the travel assistance application: https://forms.gle/SeNhRpSDkHj

Arrival and Departure Times
For our out of town guests, it is advisable to arrive on Wednesday night if you plan to participate in Alaska Day on Thursday. If you are unable to participate in “Alaska Day,” plan to arrive at the Juneau airport by 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 12. Our program will start with a dinner at 7 pm on Thursday. The gathering will end at 9 pm on Saturday with an Alaskan seafood reception. For those who will still be in town Sunday morning, we will be organizing some optional activities. Please note: All attendees are responsible for covering the cost of their own transportation to and from Juneau.
For our planning purposes, please select the sessions you will be able to attend given your travel schedule. *
Note: The schedule is subject to change and adjustments.
Sep
18
Wed
2019
Grandmothers Book Launch @ Tibet House
Sep 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

MESSAGE FROM GRANDMOTHER MONA


Dear Friends and Community,

The Grandmothers are getting ready to travel to New York next month to celebrate the Grandmothers Wisdom book launch and then we will travel to upstate New York for a historical event at Menla, LIFT THE EARTH, where we will be joined by other spiritual leaders.

Are you being called to action to support Mother Earth and world peace? Many have requested guidance on how to respond to the chaotic state of the world. Join us in traditional dialogue, ceremonies and circles, and participate in indigenous wisdom on these topics.


We hope you can join us!

In love and peace,
Grandmother Mona Polacca

 

 

GRANDMOTHERS WISDOM: REVERENCE FOR ALL CREATION
Book Launch

September 18, 2019
Tibet House US, New York, NY

Our much-anticipated book promises to be a ground-breaking portrayal of traditional spiritual women in history and will be an inspiration for all. These stories are ageless wisdom of earth-based cultures that can benefit all people in today’s climate of disconnection.

Please join the Grandmothers and special guests in New York City for the book launch of Grandmothers Wisdom: Reverence for All Creation.

Tickets are selling fast!

GRANDMOTHERS WISDOM: Reverence for All Creation – Book Launch

September 18, 2019

4:00 – 7:30  pm

Tibet House

22 West 15th Street

New York, NY  10011

 

Join the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, Dr. Henrietta Mann, Nena Thurman and other special guests for the book launch of“Grandmothers Wisdom: Reverence for All Creation”.

The Earth is our loving grandmother. For all time, Cheyenne storytellers, generation after generation, have repeated this belief with both their minds and their hearts. As they say, The Great One, Everywhere Spirit, created the universe and all life with power so vast it defies human imagination. Entirely with the force of thought, the four powerful spirit beings came into existence to witness creation and to eventually safeguard and shelter all life, especially human beings. Next came the water of life, the fire and light of the sun, the infinite sky air, and compassionate Earth. The Great One, Everywhere Spirit, contemplated creation and thought the Earth to be the most beautiful of all, then declared that the Earth be known as our grandmother.

Grandmother Earth is also, more commonly, referred to as Mother Earth. Indeed, she is first woman, first mother, first teacher, oldest mother, and oldest grandmother. The Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers whose magnificent lives are encapsulated in the work of this book represent Earth’s titanic spirit, power, beauty, and love. Individually and collectively, they are rooted in the Earth and carry her wisdom as a perpetual trust. They are committed to sustaining their Earth home and to educating and defending the hearts of all the world’s children.

Please join us in celebrating the manifestation of “Grandmothers Wisdom: Reverence for All Creation”, life and the continuation of this movement of peace, spiritual activism, honoring Mother Earth and future generations.

Seating is first-come, first-served.

Reception and book signing to follow. To join the signing line, we ask that you please purchase a copy of the book available at the event.

Sep
19
Thu
2019
Men’s Spirituality Retreat at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico @ Ghost Ranch
Sep 19 – Sep 22 all-day

Men and Spirituality –  Ghost Ranch – New Mexico

Workshop ID: G190933
Dates: September 19 – September 22
Price: $375.00 – $835.00

What is in a man’s heart? As a man, you are possibly the only person who truly knows, and you may feel isolated without answers to the age-old questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? Gather with other men in a safe contemplative setting to experience the true power of conscious vulnerability, and the healing alchemy of deeply connecting with other men seeking answers along their spiritual path. Then learn how to take your experience home if you wish and extend the conversation to engage like-minded men.


Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.

  • Note:  Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.

All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified. Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability). For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar’s Office at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1001 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available SundayFriday8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: registrar@GhostRanch.org
  2. Register by telephone at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MST.

Circles of Men Project

Circles of Men Project

The Circles of Men Project, in association with the Charter for Compassion, launched in January 2019 for the purpose of creating and fostering a global constellation of likeminded men working together to elevate mindfulness, compassion and consciousness among men around the world.

The overarching intention is to provide a forum:

  • for thought leaders in men’s work to support one another navigate forward in the rapidly changing world
  • to enable men and boys around the world to engage in contemplative conversation both in person and virtually
  • to help provide a foundation for work in the area of deep healing between women and men with Gender Equity and Reconciliation International.

The Circles of Men Project is evolving as an extension of the Men’s Fellowship Network which launched in 2012 and has grown into a global network with visitors to the website from over 140 countries; half of whom are women seeking to learn more about the issues men face today and to offer as a resource to the men in their lives.

For more information contact us at: clay@clayboykin.com

Sep
25
Wed
2019
EDUCATE A LEGISLATOR DAY with the Poor People’s Campaign – FREEDOM DEMANDS ACTION: STOP OHIO SB 33
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

FREEDOM DEMANDS ACTION: STOP OHIO SB 33
EDUCATE A LEGISLATOR DAY
Wednesday, Sept 25, 9 am to 4 pm
A Call for Action

Ohio SB 33 makes it a felony to dissent and threatens our constitutional rights to freedom of speech and assembly. It is a shameless attempt by the Gas and Oil industry to prevent Ohioans from from exercising our right to disagree with government policies and protest at sites of pollution and ecological devastation. Come help stop this bill.

8 am – Coffee, Sheraton Hotel, 75 E. State St. Come early to get good parking
9 am – Training and information program. Sheraton Columbus –
9:30-12:00 – Educate a Legislator meetings
12:00 – Meet outside at the Riffe Center 77 S High St – Grassroots leaders speak out on SB 33, ALEC. Bring banners, signs, and cameras. (No sticks allowed to hold up signs or banners.)
1:00 – We will deliver a letter to Gov. DeWine. Gather in the lobby of Riffe Center.  Clergy are asked to wear appropriate clerical garb.
1: 30 – Lunch on your own.
2:30 – 3:30 – Educate a Legislator meetings
3:30-4:00 – Meet at Sheraton to close

REGISTER HERE: or at: https://forms.gle/9MndaymopD7ELipH6

Ohio SB 33 was written by industry lobbyists and is heavily influenced by corporate campaign contributions and dark money. SB 33 is an example of the Distorted Moral Narrative Dr. Barber has warned us about.

This bill has been traced back to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Council of State Governments (CSG), both of which receive generous funding from the oil and gas industry. They want to discourage and stifle protests at all oil and gas pipeline and production sites and stop protests like that at Standing Rock in North Dakota.

Under SB 33, it could become a felony for peaceful demonstrators to be present at an event where someone else breaks a law. And creates financial penalties for supporting organizations so extreme they will bankrupt any non-profit or congregation that opposes industrial ecological devastation. It also punishes groups who provide legal aid to those accused under this law.

REGISTER HERE: or at: https://forms.gle/9MndaymopD7ELipH6

The Public Utilities Committee will decide on this bill. We need to speak with as many of them as possible. We will ask people to join a small team to meet with the Utility Committee Members as well as their own legislators.

We urge you to make your voice heard in the halls of the Statehouse.
If we are silent, the only voices that our legislators will hear will be those of the gas and oil lobbyists.
Together we can drown out the noise of those whose loyalty is to greed, pollution, and repression of dissent.
Together we will show our unity.
Together we will present our legislators with a clear vision of the Ohio we want for all citizens, now and into the future.
Please share this widely.

Forward Together. Not One Step Back.
The Ohio Coordinating Committee

The Poor People’s Campaign:
A National Call for Moral Revival
is uniting people across
the country to challenge the evils of
systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.

Sep
26
Thu
2019
Transition Thrive Online Training @ Online
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – Nov 21 @ 12:30 am

Transition Thrive Online Training

Date:

Thursday, September 26, 2019 – 11:00am – Thursday, November 21, 2019 – 12:30pm

Registration:

All times Pacific. We are currently offering two registration options through this page: a $120 Standard Ticket to cover the basic costs of producing this course and a $180 Sponsor Ticket to help subsidize scholarships. If you would like to request a need-based scholarship or group discount, please contact don@transitionus.org

Thrive Circle

Transition Thrive can be thought of as the sequel to Transition Launch Training. While Launch focuses on the first few steps of the Transition process – understanding the global context, forming an initiating group, raising awareness, and cultivating partnerships with like-minded organizations – Thrive builds upon this foundation to provide answers to how to broaden, deepen, and scale up the impacts of local community resilience-building initiatives over time.

Over the course of eight weekly sessions, you will form mutually-supportive relationships with other participants, develop new abilities and knowledge, receive guidance for overcoming the specific challenges you are facing, and create a robust action plan to take your work to the next level.

Prior participation in a Transition Launch Training is recommended, but not required. This course is open to social change activists from all over the world, but is currently only available in English.

Sessions at a Glance

1. Maps for the Transition Journey (October 3): Identify your initiative’s current strengths and weaknesses using the Transition Healthcheck and explore how The Five Stages of Transition can provide an achievable path to thriving.

2. Cultivating the Collective Genius (October 10): In this session, we will look closely at our individual wholeness and unique collaboration styles while exploring ways of cultivating these so that the collective genius in our groups is more likely to emerge.

Transition Manifesto3. Running Successful, Practical Projects (October 17): This session will share design ideas for projects that bring tangible benefits to your community, engage and energize volunteers, and support working groups to be effective and rewarding.

4. Reaching Beyond the Choir (October 24): Learn how to create a tipping point of support for your initiative and cultivate strategic partnerships by telling your best stories, harvesting metrics, and designing value propositions.

5. Building Momentum and Capacity (October 31): In this session, we will cover running larger campaigns, forming diverse coalitions, taking a multi-faceted approach to fundraising, and establishing a healthy formal organization.

6. System-Changing Strategies (November 7): This session will explore the mindsets, practices, and structures that support community-wide and whole systems strategies, such as creating localized food systems or transforming local economies.

7. In It for Life (November 14): Here, we will discuss some of the unique challenges we encounter as long-term change-makers, and will suggest tools, mindsets, inner postures, and practices that help us stay inspired and prevent burnout.

8. Bringing It All Back Home (November 21): In this final session, we will circle back to the Transition Healthcheck to harvest key insights from this course, address major challenges, and create an action plan for your group to thrive!

How Does It Work?

Thrive Online consists of a series of eight pre-recorded presentations that will be made available for you to watch before engaging in weekly 90-minute live videoconferences exploring each of these topics in greater depth. We will also provide you with access to a private discussion forum that you can use to share resources and continue conversations in between sessions.

Please don’t worry if you don’t consider yourself to be tech-savvy. The platforms we use are designed to be easy to navigate, and we will provide personalized technical assistance throughout the course to ensure that your experience is as enjoyable as humanly possible.

While this online format enables you to participate in an international learning cohort from the comfort of your own home – at a lower cost and with a smaller carbon footprint than traditional face-to-face offerings – if you’d prefer to host a Thrive Training in your local community, please click here to learn more about how to do that.

Facilitation Team

Don HallDon Hall has had the good fortune to participate in the Transition Movement in a variety of capacities for more than a decade. Initially serving for two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado, he went on to found and direct Transition Sarasota (Florida) from 2010 to 2016. Don was named Co-Director of Transition US in 2017. He holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University.

Michelle ColussiMichelle Colussi has worked in community and economic development for over 20 years with a focus on community resilience and organizational capacity-building and planning. She was a co-founder of Transition Victoria (BC) and their flagship programs: Building Resilient Neighbourhoods and Resilient Streets. She has delivered Launch Training since 2009 and chaired the University of Toronto’s Transition Emerging Research Advisory Group.

Rebecca BlancoRebecca Blanco completed a Master’s and a Doctorate and has been a psychotherapist for 40 years. Her interest in eco-psychology sparked her conviction that personal transformation within an ecological-social context is crucial for a regenerative world. She’s participated in a mentorship with Dr. Andy Fisher and The Work That Reconnects Training. Rebecca is a workshop facilitator at Forest Center.

Sally LudwigSally Ludwig is a co-founding member of Transition Guelph, with particular interests in inner dimensions of personal and community resilience, ecological and climate justice, effective collaboration, and social applications of Permaculture. She is a trainer for Transition and facilitator of the Work that Reconnects, educator, mentor and consultant. Secretly, she throws seed bombs and does guerilla planting of fruit trees and raspberry bushes.

Oct
4
Fri
2019
WECAN Birth to Three Conference – 2019 @ Sophia's Hearth
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day

WECAN Birth to Three Conference – 2019

Registration for this conference is being processed by WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America)

October 4, 2019—October 6, 2019
Our very first WECAN Birth to Three Conference will take place in Keene, NH, from October 3- 6. Registration is limited and is now open! Please share the conference information with birth to three educators in your community and urge them to register soon, while there is still space!
Sophia’s Hearth
700 Court St
Keene, NH 03431

COST TO REGISTER:

WECAN Individual Member: $180
WECAN Institute Member: $190
Non-Member: $200

Housing Information:

If you have questions around housing or would like suggestions, please contact Katherine Scharff at katherine@sophiashearth.org.

Register By:

October 3, 201911:59 PM

Our Presenters:

Keynote Speakers
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Susan Weber
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Debbie Laurin
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Katherine Scharff
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Jane Swain
Workshop Presenters
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Pia Dögl
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Meggan Gill
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Liz Hagerman
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Vanessa Kohlhaas
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Karen Weyler

CELEBRATING WALDORF 100 THIS YEAR
As you know, this coming year Waldorf schools and early childhood programs around the world are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Waldorf Education. Many of you have begun to prepare for the celebrations, guided by the theme of Bees and Trees, planting bee and butterfly gardens at your schools or starting seeds the children could take home for summer gardens
Oct
17
Thu
2019
JOIN US IN CREATING ‘MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE’ AND ASKING #WHATIF @ Your community
Oct 17 – Oct 24 all-day

JOIN US IN CREATING ‘MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE;’ AND ASKING #WHATIF

WE KNOW THE TIME OF BUSINESS IS OVER, THAT WE MUST TRANSFORM THE

PRESENT IN ORDER TO CREATE A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

If we are to make the changes the climate emergency demands of us, the next 10-15 years will be a time of social, cultural, economic and political transformation almost without precedent. It will be a time when our imagination needs to be invited, valued and empowered. A time that future generations will sing great songs, and tell great tales about. A challenging yet amazing time to be alive!

What will help us build something so necessary and so remarkable will be our ability to tell rich and compelling stories of how the future could look, feel, taste, and sound. Stories that create a deep longing for a future very different from the present.

A future of clean air, children playing in the street, cities with food growing everywhere, more birdsong and wildlife, thriving local economies, homes and businesses powered by renewable energy, imaginative and playful architecture, and rewilded landscapes.

An age of connection, collaboration and community, with a sense of collective purpose. A more resilient, more diverse, more equal, more caring, fair world with zero emissions.

It will be a time of creativity, dreaming, and sharing. A space to explore our longings for what we want the future to be. Connecting us to each other and to a future worth fighting for.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US DURING 17-24 OCTOBER

Gather your community group, faith group, street, school, or organisation and spend time together generating ‘memories of the future’.

What this will look like is up to you, and you can find out more and download a resource guide here – https://transitionnetwork.org/popuptomorrow/

Jan
15
Wed
2020
Des Moines Iowa Mass Meeting | We Must Do MORE National Tour: Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Des Moines Iowa Mass Meeting | We Must Do MORE National Tour

Start: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:00 PM  Central Time (US & Canada) (GMT-06:00)

End: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:00 PM  Central Time (US & Canada) (GMT-06:00)

Host Contact Info: iowa@poorpeoplescampaign.org

**This event will be ASL Interpreted**
**This event is fully accessible for all people**
Join the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival in Des Moines for the 8th stop of the We Must Do M.O.R.E. national tour as we Mobilize, Organize, Register and Educate.
The tour stop in Iowa will culminate with a Mass Meeting on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020. The Mass Meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.
At the mass meeting, we will hear from community members directly impacted by systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the corrupt moral narrative. We will also hear from Rev. Barber and Rev. Theoharis, Co-Chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

If you are interested in helping make the Iowa We Must Do MORE tour a success, visit: CLICK HERE to Volunteer

Need a ride or have extra seats to offer in yours? Please sign up here on our MORE Tour Mass Meeting Carpool system.

**No large bags or umbrellas will be allowed in the mass meetings and small bags are subject to being searched.

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is organizing a 25-state We Must Do MORE national tour from September 2019 to May 2020. This tour will lead into the Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington, where thousands of poor people and moral agents will gather at the nation’s capitol on June 20, 2020 to demonstrate their power.

We will demand the implementation of our Moral Agenda and call all people of conscience to engage in deeply moral civic engagement and voting that cares about poor and low-wealth people, the sick, immigrants, workers, the environment, people with disabilities, first nations, the LGBTQIA+ community, and peace over war.

Iowa is the eighth stop on this tour. 

Jan
19
Sun
2020
Poor People’s Campaign in Dayton, Ohio – Manifesting the DREAM of MLK, Jr. @ College Hill Community Church
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm

 

It’s not the waking, it’s the rising!

We must do M.O.R.E!

Manifesting the DREAM of MLK Jr.!

Sneak Peek Showing of “We Cried Power: A documentary of the PPC”

Dayton: January 19th at 12:00PM

College Hill Community Church

1547 Philadelphia Drive

Dayton, Ohio 45406

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Looking forward to hearing your voices and making a change with you to mobilize,organize, register and educate Ohioans around poverty, racism,ecological devastation and the war economy! 

Check out the newly designed website! Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival 

Here is a link to a video that describes the tour during the 2nd stop in North Carolina.

PPC in NC, We Must Do M.O.R.E!

For those of you wanting to join us in DC for the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington, June 20, 2020, please visit the site below and book your ride!  The PPC Rally will also make stops along the way to fill the bus, so if you don’t see your city listed let us know and we can find a way to connect you.  We will also need to do a tremendous amount of fundraising to send those that are impacted.

Here is the link to book your ride to DC, Click HERE  

Register for the March on Washington Click HERE

Here is the donation link for those who would like to support those going to DC. 

https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/ohio-poor-peoples-campaign/

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EXCITING NEWS FOR APRIL:  The National Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering and Educating (M.O.R.E.) Tour, will be coming to Dayton, Ohio, with Campaign co-chairs Rev. Theoharis, and Rev. Barber on April 23, 2020—details will be coming in a few weeks!  

Jan
20
Mon
2020
Poor People’s Campaign in Cincinnati, Ohio – Manifesting the DREAM OF MLK, Jr.
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

It’s not the waking, it’s the rising!

We must do M.O.R.E!

Manifesting the DREAM of MLK Jr.!

Cincinnati: January 20th

A special collaboration with Public Allies from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Sneak Peek of “We Cried Power”, followed by an economic  and  panel discussion.

Cincinnati Public Library in the Tower Room

800 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Looking forward to hearing your voices and making a change with you to mobilize,organize, register and educate Ohioans around poverty, racism,ecological devastation and the war economy! 

Check out the newly designed website! Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival 

Here is a link to a video that describes the tour during the 2nd stop in North Carolina.

PPC in NC, We Must Do M.O.R.E!

For those of you wanting to join us in DC for the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington, June 20, 2020, please visit the site below and book your ride!  The PPC Rally will also make stops along the way to fill the bus, so if you don’t see your city listed let us know and we can find a way to connect you.  We will also need to do a tremendous amount of fundraising to send those that are impacted.

Here is the link to book your ride to DC, Click HERE  

Register for the March on Washington Click HERE

Here is the donation link for those who would like to support those going to DC. 

https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/ohio-poor-peoples-campaign/

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EXCITING NEWS FOR APRIL:  The National Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering and Educating (M.O.R.E.) Tour, will be coming to Dayton, Ohio, with Campaign co-chairs Rev. Theoharis, and Rev. Barber on April 23, 2020—details will be coming in a few weeks!  

 

Jan
26
Sun
2020
WE The World & THE POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN Collaborate Together! @ WE The World Facebook Page
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm

It’s not the waking, it’s the rising!

We must do M.O.R.E!

Manifesting the DREAM of MLK Jr.!

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THE POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN AND WE THE WORLD ARE COLLABORATING 

Visit OUR Facebook page to watch a virtual screening of “We Cried Power”.

There will be a panel discussion afterwards.

Visit the facebook page here –  We, the World

to watch the live screening

of the PPC documentary on January 26th, at 6:00 pm.

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Looking forward to hearing your voices and making a change with you to mobilize,organize, register and educate Ohioans around poverty, racism,ecological devastation and the war economy! 

Check out the newly designed website! Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival 

Here is a link to a video that describes the tour during the 2nd stop in North Carolina.

PPC in NC, We Must Do M.O.R.E!

For those of you wanting to join us in DC for the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington, June 20, 2020, please visit the site below and book your ride!  The PPC Rally will also make stops along the way to fill the bus, so if you don’t see your city listed let us know and we can find a way to connect you.  We will also need to do a tremendous amount of fundraising to send those that are impacted.

Here is the link to book your ride to DC, Click HERE  

Register for the March on Washington Click HERE

Here is the donation link for those who would like to support those going to DC. 

https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/ohio-poor-peoples-campaign/

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EXCITING NEWS FOR APRIL:  The National Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering and Educating (M.O.R.E.) Tour, will be coming to Dayton, Ohio, with Campaign co-chairs Rev. Theoharis, and Rev. Barber on April 23, 2020—details will be coming in a few weeks!  

Feb
2
Sun
2020
Spiritual Wildfire Summit @ Online
Feb 2 – Feb 7 all-day

pictured above:  Brooke Medicine Eagle

I’m thrilled to invite you to a FREE global online Summit that starts Feb. 2-7 called:

 

Igniting the Worldwide Spiritual Wildfire We Need Now: A Call to Action

 

LINK TO: https://www.spiritual-wildfire-summit.com

 

I’ll be participating with 23 other featured speakers including Sandra Ingerman, Andrew Harvey, Nina Simons, Cynthia Jurs, Steve Farrell and Lyla June Johnston and I’d love for you to join us! Each of us will be offering inspiration, healing, and empowering practical tools to anyone who is ready to courageously use their own light to help ignite a worldwide spiritual wildfire.

The Spiritual Wildfire Summit is organized to address the fact that we live in epic times. In fact, we are experiencing nothing less than the reinvention of civilization. Yet as we dive into uncharted waters and move closer to a critical tipping, we see a worldwide awakening beginning to catch fire. The Spiritual Wildfire Summit offers inspiration, healing, and empowering practical tools to anyone who is ready to courageously use their own light to help ignite a worldwide spiritual wildfire.

To register for this free event click here. Link to: https://www.spiritual-wildfire-summit.com

Together we can create a new world based on compassion, wisdom, justice, and joy!

During this FREE 6-day global online summit, together we will experience & integrate profound ways to restore the Story of Our Awakened Hearts.

This transformational event is FREE to all registered attendees! You do need to RSVP in order to receive all of the info you need to participate in this unique and never before seen gathering of visionaries!

 

Would you like to have permanent downloadable lifetime access to all 25 interviews, in both audio & video format, so you can watch or listen to them at your convenience even after the Summit has ended? If so, the Lifetime Access Upgrade Package is available for a very special Early Bird Price through Feb. 4 only. CLICK HERE to learn more about this upgrade package. 50% of all Lifetime Access purchases go to the Changing Woman Initiative.

 

Finally, here’s a link to a 2-minute video that beautifully sums up the Spiritual Wildfire Summit theme. Take a look and please share this video and info about this Summit to anyone you think would like to join the Spiritual Wildfire Revolution!

 

If you know someone that would like to participate in the Summit, please send them here so they can receive all of the benefits of the Spiritual Wildfire Summit.

 

We begin on 2-2-2020! Here’s to igniting the worldwide spiritual wildfire we need now! See you on the inside!

 

With gratitude and bright blessings,

 

Your host,

Joan D’Argo

www.Spiritual-Wildfire-Summit.com

www.joandargo.com

 

P.S. Be sure to return to the Event Schedule Page often while the Spiritual Wildfire Summit is airing so you get the most out of this event!

 

Feb
11
Tue
2020
Manifesting the Dream: Nonviolent Communication–A LIVE Interactive Broadcast & Workshop @ Online
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm

Manifesting the Dream

Take Action and Be of Service

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This Broadcast is Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s

Philosophy and Practice of Nonviolence


Nonviolent Communication
A LIVE Interactive Broadcast & Workshop
 
Tuesday February 11th at 6PM Eastern Time
 
Featuring Thom Bond
Thom Bond
Founder of the New York Center for Nonviolent Communication

To send questions to Thom in advance
Or to speak to Thom LIVE during the workshop
RSVP By February 10th at
 MLK-NVC@WeTheWorld.org

Watch the Broadcast LIVE Online or Watch the Recording on
We, The World's Facebook Page
Please LIKE the Page to be notified when our Broadcasts are starting

Featured Speakers Include:

The WE CampaignKaren Palmer (Host) is a Global Kindness Leader and a Livestream / Social Media Expert who co-produces several popular online talk shows. She is a best-selling author and is Coordinator of We, The World’s Campaign for Women. Find her at http://www.globalkindnesstv.org

RickUlfikRick Ulfik (Co-Host) is the Founder of We, The World and the WE Campaign at WE.net. Rick is the Co-Creator of 11 Days of Global Unity – 11 Ways to Change the World with participants including Desmond Tutu, Jane Goodall, Deepak Chopra, Eve Ensler, Bill McKibben and many others. Rick has served as a Nonviolent Communication Workshop Facilitator and leader working with Thom Bond and the New York Center for Nonviolent Communication.

Thom BondThom Bond is a thought leader, author, activist and founder of The New York Center for Nonviolent Communication (NYCNVC.org). He is best known as the creator and leader of The Compassion Course. Thom is the author of The Compassion Book: Lessons From The Compassion Course (Second Edition) — available in paperback and the e-book, Shifting Toward Compassion (TheExercise.org), “64 Days for Peace” an online, self-led curriculum. Over the past fifteen years as a disciple of the creator of Nonviolent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg, Thom has touched hundreds of thousands of clients, participants, readers, and listeners throughout the world.

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You and Your Organization Are Invited
To Participate Now Through Feb. 29th


Sign Up Here
For Updates & To Participate

WE.net/MLK
Takes under a minute!

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2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service & 40 Days of Peace
With 
Calls To Action that Inspire, Inform and Involve!

MANIFESTING THE DREAM – A SERIES OF INTERACTIVE BROADCASTS DURING 40 DAYS OF PEACE ON THE WORK AND LEGACY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

Join Interactive Broadcasts and Calls To Action on topics that MLK devoted his life to, such as Nonviolence, Racism, Materialism, Militarism and Poverty on our Facebook page.

Full MLK Broadcast Links and other activity details here: WE.net/MLK-program

Feb
18
Tue
2020
From What Is to What If: The Role of Imagination in Transition @ Online
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

From What Is to What If: The Role of Imagination in Transition

What: In this online event, Rob Hopkins will set out the key ideas behind his new book “From What Is to What If,” and invite participants to reflect on the role of the imagination in their work in Transition. It will include some interactive exercises, stories from around the world, and a way of looking at it that you may not have experienced before. As Kate Raworth, author of ‘Doughnut Economics’ described it, “for anyone seeking a renewed sense of possibility, this one’s for you.”

When: Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Pacific Standard Time

Where: Free Online Event

Please click here to register for this free webinar and receive a personalized link to join.

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Rob Hopkins is a cofounder of Transition Town Totnes and Transition Network, and the author of The Power of Just Doing StuffThe Transition Handbook, and The Transition Companion. In 2012, he was voted one of the Independent’s top 100 environmentalists and was on Nesta and the Observer’s list of Britain’s 50 New Radicals. Hopkins has also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought and A Good Read, in the French film phenomenon Demain and its sequel Apres Demain, and has spoken at TEDGlobal and three TEDx events.
An Ashoka Fellow, Hopkins also holds a doctorate degree from the University of Plymouth and has received two honorary doctorates from the University of the West of England and the University of Namur. He is a keen gardener, a founder of New Lion Brewery in Totnes, and a director of Totnes Community Development Society, the group behind Atmos Totnes, an ambitious, community-led development project. He blogs at transtionnetwork.org and robhopkins.net and tweets at @robintransition.  In his spare time, he likes to draw.
Organizer:

Transition US

Feb
21
Fri
2020
The Story of Plastic — A Film Pre-Screening @ St. John’s UU Church
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm

 

Join us for a film screening and a discussion on how these industry plans put our drinking water at risk. We will explore the ways our community can work together to address these problems. Your RSVP is greatly appreciated bit.ly/Storyplastic

HOSTED BY OHIO RIVER GUARDIANS, GREEN UMBRELLA AND OHIO POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN

This Pre-Release film was recently called “a tell-all on plastic pollution…one that is a must-see for people to understand where the problem of plastic really lies.” The New film that is currently touring the film festival circuit presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it. This film introduces audiences to the heroes and the villains behind one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues, from the extraction of fossil fuels to plastic disposal and the global resistance fighting back.

As cities like Cincinnati, numerous states, and entire countries act to reduce single-use plastic, global petrochemical companies are planning to build twenty-five petrochemical and plastic facilities in the Ohio River Valley.

Thank you for RSVP’ing to

The Story of Plastic Film Screening

Friday, February 21, 2020

Doors open 6:00 pm

St. John’s UU Church,

320 Resor Ave,

Cincinnati, OH 45220

The movie will begin at 6:15 pm. Snacks will be provided. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion on Petrochemical and plastics, and what Cincinnati is doing to reduce single-use plastic pollution.

Hosted by:

CONTACT INFO
Call (513) 400-4537
ohioriverguardians@gmail.com
http://nocrackerplantov.com
MORE INFO
About
Plans for 25 petrochemical processing facilities in the Ohio River Valley are underway and it’s going to take great UNITY and AWARENESS to stand up for our area, our home and our drinking water. Together we can #savetheohioriver
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Green Umbrella is Greater Cincinnati’s regional sustainability alliance, which serves as the backbone organization driving cross-sector collaboration among our hundreds of member organizations. Together we strive to make Greater Cincinnati the Most Sustainable Metro Region in the nation!

Become a member today and get involved with one of our seven action teams (Energy, Greenspace, Local Food, Outdoors, Transportation, Waste Reduction and Watershed) or three staffed initiatives (Tri-State Trails, Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council and Cincinnati 2030 District).

Learn more at greenumbrella.org

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If you are interested in volunteering in any way to mobilize your community, help us with phone banking or sharing your gifts with the OHPPC, please email ohio@poorpeoplescampaign.org or call (513) 202-3458 and we will find a way to plug you in.

The Ohio Coordinating Committee

Forward Together, Not One Step Back!

 

 

Feb
22
Sat
2020
Ohio Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival—Mobilizing Workshop @ Vision Ministries South Toledo Campus
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

FEB22

Toledo/NW OHPPC Mobilizing Workshop

 

Saturday at 10 AM – 1:30 PM
3 days from now28–46°F Sunny

Vision Ministries South Toledo Campus

1630 Broadway St, Toledo, Ohio 43609

We can’t wait to meet all the folks in NW Ohio who want to join the PPC and help Mobilize and Organize Toledo! If you are interested in attending please email us at ohio@poorpeoplescampaign.org.

For more information about the PPC go to Poorpeoplescampaign.org

Let’s get ready for National M.O.R.E. Tour stop in Dayton, on April 23rd and Poor People’s Assembly and March on Washington, D.C. on June. 20th!

We will introduce the campaign to those who are new, update those who have been involved, provide resources and information for mobilizing for April 23rd in Dayton, and June 20, 2020!

https://www.facebook.com/events/599486254167983/

Feb
26
Wed
2020
It’s Time To Restore the Voting Rights Act! Hosted by OHPPC!! @ Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (Main Library)
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Meeting will be at the Main Library – Huenefeld Tower Room

In 2013, the Supreme Court gutted the core of one of the crowning achievements of the civil rights movement: the Voting Rights Act. The 1965 bill, propelled by the historic march of protesters from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama, officially put an end to the literacy tests, poll taxes, and voting restrictions that had disenfranchised millions of minority voters for decades. And it went further than that: it also required areas of the country with a history of using these discriminatory tactics to get federal approval before making any changes to voting.- Vice News Oct. 16, 2020

Soon after the ruling in 2013, polling locations were closed and many of the closed polls were in neighborhoods with large minority populations.

We will review the history and ramifications of the gutting of the Voting Rights Act. Then we will discuss what are the possible solutions to solving attacks on our nation’s voting rights in our community, our state and our nation.

If you are able, please bring a dish to share. Please let us know if you have any needs to allow you to participate fully.

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Started on November 13, 2017
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CONTACT INFO
ohio@poorpeoplescampaign.org
https://poorpeoplescampaign.org
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MORE INFO:

About
The Ohio Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival is uniting the poor and dispossessed against systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy, and our corrupt national morality. Join us https://poorpeoplescampaign.org/
The Ohio Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival is uniting the poor against racism, war, poverty, and ecological devastation; reviving Rev. Dr. King’s #PoorPeoplesCampaign to spark a #MoralRevival for today.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1231835633673961/
Feb
27
Thu
2020
Rethinking Race: Film Screening & Discussion @ The University of Akron
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Rethinking Race: Film Screening & Discussion

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 11 AM – 8 PM
73 S College St, Akron, Ohio 44325
Call (330) 972-7285

Visit the National Museum of Psychology to view the film, “The Negro and the American Promise”. The film will run continuously throughout the day beginning at 11am. The last showing will begin at 6pm with a discussion following at 7pm. The film is an hour long and is FREE.

In the spring of 1963, Dr. Kenneth B. Clark, a professor of psychology at the City College of New York, interviewed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Minister Malcolm X, and author James Baldwin, respectively, in order to examine and discuss the racial climate of America. The resulting program, “The Negro and the American Promise”, is a thought-provoking film depicting the varying perspectives of three passionate, powerful leaders in the Black community.

Regular museum rates apply to tour the Museum and Institute galleries. Museum admission is free for The University of Akron students, faculty, and staff with a valid ZipCard.

This event is part of Rethinking Race at The University of Akron. See the full list of events: https://www.uakron.edu/race/calendar/.

THE NEW CONTEMPORARY ANTISEMITISM UNIT–A Webinar–presented by Echoes and Reflections @ Online
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ECHOES & REFLECTIONS

CONFIDENTLY TEACH ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST
Echoes & Reflections empowers middle and high school educators with dynamic classroom materials and professional development.

PROGRAMS FOR EDUCATORS and anyone who wants to know more

and understand…

RELEASE AND REVIEW OF THE NEW CONTEMPORARY ANTISEMITISM UNIT

A Webinar on February 27th, 2020  4PM – 5PM EST

With a changing education landscape and the recent spike in antisemitic incidents, it is essential that educators have access to strategies and tools to address the reality of antisemitism and hate with their students. To meet this need, Echoes & Reflections is launching a revised Contemporary Antisemitism Unit with an inquiry-based and student-centered learning approach to raise the important topics of hate, antisemitism in the US and globally, and what it means to be an ally. Participate in this webinar, led by the lead developer of this Unit, to discover new curated content and approaches for incorporating these important lessons into your classroom.

 

Check out other webinars on our website. 

 

Holocaust survivor Itka Zygmuntowicz wrote poems in her head
during her time in Auschwitz…
https://www.facebook.com/108925252480631/videos/194702274939792/

 

Founded in 2005
CONTACT INFO
echoes@adl.org
http://www.echoesandreflections.org
About
A professional development program for secondary educators, offering primary sources & visual history testimony from witnesses to help teach the Holocaust.
Company Overview
Echoes and Reflections, a no-cost professional development program for secondary educators, offers primary sources, informational texts, and visual history testimony from witnesses to help teach about the Holocaust and address academic standards, including Common Core Standards.
Mar
1
Sun
2020
Ohio Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival—Greater Cincinnati PPC Organizing Meeting @ Our Saviour Covington
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Greater Cincinnati PPC Organizing Meeting

 · Hosted by Ohio Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Our Saviour Covington

246 E 10th St,

Covington, KY 41011

Sunday, March 1, 2020

at 4 PM – 6  PM

Join us for an organizing meeting for

the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

Learn about the PPC and our mobilizing efforts for the

Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March

on Washington. on June 20th, 2020.

https://www.facebook.com/OhioPPC/?eid=ARCsCbf-Yr2hbMbKYcHQKWwrnNioXLb7oEWPaXZGQQnHmqCnufTPXOVTK4tWvSZLFCmINsdRjIkxg2m4

Mar
3
Tue
2020
LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS – Technology and Relationships @ Online - Zoom
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

MARCH 3, 2020

Lunch Hour: Technology and Relationships

by Living Room Conversations

PLEASE REGISTER FOR A PLACE!
https://www.livingroomconversations.org/events/

Technology and Relationships

12:00 PM EASTERN /9:00 AM PACIFIC (adjust for your time zone)

We are in an age of wonder and amazement with technology. It can go anywhere with us and we can be reachable at any time. We use technology to order our groceries, navigate our cities, keep up with breaking news, family members living away and in some cases remain connected to our politicians and faith-based communities. So many of us are reachable and can respond immediately to beeping, buzzing and ringing of texts, emails and phone calls. We like what we feel when our phones ring or ping us with a new message and that makes us want more. Some experts have have suggested that technology is controlling us, that we have lost control of it…like an addiction. Is technology our friend, the life saving tool of the 21st Century or a manipulator of our minds and master of our time? Who is in charge?

HERE is the conversation guide. Please pay particular attention to the questions in Round 2.

FAQ’s

Is there a fee to participate?

No, however, our work is made possible through the donations of generous supporters – who might include you! You can give when you scroll down to register for this event by selecting the “donation ticket” option.

How long do I have to register?

You have up until 4 hours before the event’s start time to register.

What do I need to participate?

  • You will need a device with a webcam (preferably a computer or tablet rather than a cell phone) to participate and be seen by other participants.A Zoom link to join the conversation and a link to the conversation guide will be sent to you the day before and again one hour before the conversation.

  • An attitude of respect and curiosity!

Can I invite others to participate?
Yes! We suggest reaching out to those who think differently from you and telling them why you think they would like this conversation and why you are registered. You can send them THIS link, or send them to our events on our website at: https://www.livingroomconversations.org/events/

What if I have questions or need to cancel?

If you have questions, you can contact heather@livingroomconversations.org. Details about how to cancel online or via email will be in the confirmation email you will receive just after you register, or you can email Heather.

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Put Yourself on the Map

Have you ever noticed the phrase at the bottom of every Living Room Conversation Guide: “This is an open source project. Please use, share and modify with attribution to ​LivingRoomConversations.org”? Have you ever wondered exactly what that means?

I’ll never forget the time I printed out a Conversation Guide to use at a conference. My plan was to run a “speed dating” Living Room Conversation experience so participants could get the feel for them. We didn’t have time for a full Conversation, so I had to make modifications. I kept wondering if that was OK. I even had my husband, who works in corporate America, look at the fine print on the Guides. “That’s crazy,” he remarked after reading the open-source statement, “they just give it all away. That just isn’t done.”

But at Living Room Conversations, it is done.

Here’s why: Igniting a movement of connection and curiosity, of renewal and bridging, means that we very much have to give it away. These Guides are not just ours, they’re yours, too. This invitation to be a co-creator is at the heart of Living Room Conversations. Being open-source means that we trust each other–that we share power and responsibility to shape our realities, our communities, our nation.

As the saying goes, “with great power comes great responsibility.” As a co-creator what we need from you, our deeply trusted community, is feedback. Input. How, when, and where are you using these Conversation Guides in your communities? 

2020 is the ten-year anniversary of Living Room Conversations. To celebrate, we are building a digital map of all Living Room Conversations across America. If you’ve found a way to use the Conversation Guides in your life, tell us about it! And know this information is essential for building the robust, thriving movement we need.

Mar
10
Tue
2020
Determined to Rise – a series of lectures presented by the National Women’s History Museum—Topic: Topic: Tainted: Anti-Suffragism and Race Politics in the Crusade for Women’s Votes @ Hallock Auditorium, Lewis Environmental Studies Building, Oberlin College
Mar 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Hallock Auditorium, Lewis Environmental Studies Building, Oberlin College
122 Elm Street, Oberlin, OH, 44074
4:30pm – 6:00pm EST; doors open at 4pm

Topic: Tainted: Anti-Suffragism and Race Politics in the Crusade for Women’s Votes

“Determined to Rise”: Women’s Historic Activism for Equal Rights

Panelists:

  • Angela P. Dodson, Author, Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box  (Center Street Press, 2017): Angela P. Dodson is author of “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box” about the woman suffrage movement in the United States and women’s political gains up to the present. Dodson is also an independent editor, writer and consultant. She founded an editorial services company, Editorsoncall LLC, in 2012, to link freelancers to clients in need of writing, editing, graphic and photographic services. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Marshall University and a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from the American University. Angela is a former senior editor and former Style editor for the New York Times. She has most recently been an online editor and book reviewer for DIVERSE: Issues In Higher Education, diverseeducation.com, and diversebooks.net. She is the former executive editor of Black Issues Book Review.
  • Dr. Carol Lasser, Emerita Professor of History, Oberlin College: Carol Lasser is Emerita Professor of History at Oberlin College and former president of the Society for the History of the Early American Republic (SHEAR).  At Oberlin she taught about women, gender and race in American history, and chaired the History Department and the Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies Program.  Her books include Antebellum American Women (with Stacey Robertson, 2010); Friends and Sisters:  Letters Between Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown Blackwell, 1846-1893, (with Marlene Merrill, 1987), Educating Men and Women Together: Coeducation in a Changing World  (1987), and, most recently, with Gary Kornblith, Elusive Utopia: The Struggle for Racial Equality in Oberlin, Ohio (Louisiana State University Press 2018).  Her articles address topics ranging from Civil War courtship to utopianism to the scholarship of teaching and learning. With students, she created Digitizing American Feminisms: Projects from the Oberlin College Archives (http://americanfeminisms.org/), featuring materials that bring feminist history alive. Her current projects include ongoing research on the life Lethia Cousins Fleming (1876-1963), a Cleveland woman of color who pursued a pioneering political career in the first half of the twentieth century.  Professor Lasser is also rethinking the racial implications of the Nineteenth Amendment in her work-in-progress, “Bending to the Color Line: The Fight for Woman Suffrage in Ohio,” and she continues her work exploring Oberlin history, focusing on racial inequality in employment, public schools, housing and recreation from the 1930s to the 1980s.  She earned her B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. at Harvard University.
  • Dr. Ben Railton, Professor of English Studies and Coordinator of American Studies, Fitchburg State UniversityBen Railton is Professor of English Studies and Coordinator of American Studies at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. He is the author of five books, most recently We the People: The 500-Year Battle over Who is American (Rowman and Littlefield’s American Ways series). He also writes the daily American Studies blog, contributes the bimonthly Considering History column to the Saturday Evening Post, and is the Boston Chapter Leader for the Scholars Strategy Network.
  • Moderator: Tamika Nunley, Assistant Professor of History, Oberlin College: Tamika Nunley is an assistant professor of American history. Her research and teaching interests include slavery, gender, 19th-century legal history, digital history, and the American Civil War. At Oberlin, she created the History Design Lab that allows students to develop scholarly projects that involve methodological approaches that range from digital humanities, exhibit design, oral history, podcasts, historical fiction, and public history. Her book manuscript, ‘‘At the Threshold of Liberty: Women, Slavery, and the Boundaries of Freedom in Washington, D.C.,’’ examines how black women strategically used the laws, geography, and community networks of the nation’s capital to make claims to liberty during the Civil War era. Her work has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon and Woodrow Wilson foundations as well as the American Association of University Women.

To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/determined-to-rise-womens-historic-activism-for-equal-rights-tickets-93388356087

Mar
11
Wed
2020
Women in the Holocaust – a Webinar @ Online
Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Webinar Registration

WOMEN IN THE HOLOCAUST

March 11th, 2020

3PM – 4PM EST

Women experienced the Holocaust differently from men. How did they manage to cope under such horrific circumstances and still function in their traditional roles and beyond?

Liz Elsby, a Yad Vashem educator, will explore this question using personal stories and multi-disciplinary sources to help give these courageous women a voice in your classroom.

To register:  https://info.echoesandreflections.org/women-in-the-holocaust

Check out other webinars on our website at  https://echoesandreflections.org/

Mar
19
Thu
2020
Determined to Rise – a series of lectures presented by the National Women’s History Museum—Topic: Woman’s Suffrage: The West Came First @ The Forum, Michigan History Center
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Forum, Michigan History Center
702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915

6:30pm – 8:00pm
In collaboration with Michigan Women Forward

Topic: Woman’s Suffrage: The West Came First

“Determined to Rise”: Women’s Historic Activism for Equal Rights

Panelists:

  • Dr. Molly Rozum, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, The University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD): Molly P. Rozum, Ph.D., is the co-editor (with Lori Ann Lahlum) of Equality at the Ballot Box: Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains, published by South Dakota Historical Society Press (2019). The volume includes her article, “Citizenship, Civilization, and Property: The 1890 South Dakota Vote on Woman Suffrage and Indian Suffrages.” Rozum is Associate Professor and Ronald R. Nelson Chair of Great Plains and South Dakota History at The University of South Dakota, Vermillion and teaches the histories of South Dakota, and the Great Plains, and the American West, and Modern Women’s History. Rozum grew up in Mitchell, South Dakota.
  • Dr. Lori Ann Lahlum, Professor, Department of History, Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, MN)Lori Ann Lahlum is professor of history at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she teaches courses on the American West, Minnesota history, and western women’s and gender history. She and Molly Rozum edited Equality at the Ballot Box: Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains, which came out with South Dakota Historical Press in 2019. Lahlum also publishes on Norwegian America.
  • Dr. Virginia Caruso, Historian and Member, Board of Trustees, Historical Society of Michigan (Plainwell, MI): Virginia Paganelli Caruso retired in 2001 after 34 years of teaching history at 4-year liberal arts colleges, and community colleges. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Michigan where she received her MA, has a Specialist in the Arts degree from Western Michigan University, and her PhD from Michigan State University. Her interest in both Michigan and Women’s History dates back to early 1981 when she discovered that the standard texts on Michigan History were inconsistent about when women in Michigan achieved equal suffrage. Focusing on this topic for her dissertation, she has been researching and talking about Woman Suffrage, voting rights, voting in Michigan, and the political activism of women ever since. She currently serves on the board of the Historical Society of Michigan, moderates panels at HSM conferences, serves as a Michigan History Day judge, and is active with the local Friends of Michigan Library Group. She also conducts local history research with the informal local history group that uses the library’s resources.
  • Moderator: Valerie Marvin, Historian & Curator of the Michigan State Capitol (Lansing, MI): Valerie Marvin serves as the Historian & Curator of the Michigan State Capitol, a National Historic Landmark. In this capacity, she oversees the Capitol’s historical collections, and conducts extensive research on Capitol and legislative history, sharing her findings through publications, lectures, and social media. She is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan (Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies, 2005) and Eastern Michigan University (Masters of Science in Historic Preservation, 2009). She is an active member of the Historical Society of Greater Lansing, the Downtown Lansing Inc. Design Committee, and the Lansing Woman’s Club. Valerie lives with her husband David in a 1906 home in downtown Lansing.

To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/determined-to-rise-womens-historic-activism-for-equal-rights-tickets-93316306585


Mar
22
Sun
2020
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS for CLIMATE JUSTICE presented by Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

The climate crisis is the greatest challenge we face – already excacerbating injustices and environmental health disparities.

The good news? Leading medical journals and experts confirm that climate change poses the greatest health opportunity of the 21st century.” Taking action to reduce fossil fuel pollution and address the crisis can save lives, improve our air quality, and address inequality.

Health professionals are essential messengers to inspire action. 

Will you join us in Vancouver, WA on March 22nd for this

free education and advocacy training event

focusing on the latest on climate change and health,

and how to effectively promote solutions?

The climate crisis is big, but we know we can achieve meaningful solutions through dedicated advocacy. To do so, we need to build upon our movement and engage more health professionals to drive action.  Join us in Vancouver to learn more and get plugged in!

Featured speakers include Dianne Glover, MD, a WPSR Climate & Health Task Force pediatrician, Don and Alona Steinke, RN, of Southwest Washington Climate Action, and Lluvia Merello, Energy Justice Organizer for Oregon PSR.

Vancouver Public Library, 901 C Street, Vancouver WA

RSVP: Vancouver Climate Change & Health Event

Learn more and RSVP!

This is a FREE event, and lunch will be provided.

See you there!
Sarah Cornett
WPSR Climate Program & Advocacy Manager
sarah@wpsr.org
206-547-2630

 

 

 

 

Apr
3
Fri
2020
Elders Community Conversation – every Friday @ Online
Apr 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Last week, ECA’s Community Conversations began. Ground rules for respecting each other, and a short, guided meditation set a positive, caring tone for the meeting. Breakout groups talked about what is sustaining and engaging us, from nature walks to keeping in touch with friends and relations, and feeling gratitude for life and the environment. One attendee told about a group that made and sold fish tacos and donated the proceeds to a homeless shelter. We reflected on how the pandemic has revised our behavior, ways to take action on behalf of those suffering loss or unemployment, and how to help our adult children and grandchildren
while sheltering in place.
We hope you’ll join us for informal small group conversations where we can share ideas and stories of ways to keep up our work as elder climate activists. We’re here for you just like we’re here for the grandchildren and all future generations.
Apr
8
Wed
2020
Elders Community Conversation – every Wednesday @ Online
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

ELDERS COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

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Last week, ECA’s Community Conversations began. Ground rules for respecting each other, and a short, guided meditation set a positive, caring tone for the meeting. Breakout groups talked about what is sustaining and engaging us, from nature walks to keeping in touch with friends and relations, and feeling gratitude for life and the environment. One attendee told about a group that made and sold fish tacos and donated the proceeds to a homeless shelter. We reflected on how the pandemic has revised our behavior, ways to take action on behalf of those suffering loss or unemployment, and how to help our adult children and grandchildren
while sheltering in place.
We hope you’ll join us for informal small group conversations where we can share ideas and stories of ways to keep up our work as elder climate activists. We’re here for you just like we’re here for the grandchildren and all future generations.
Apr
10
Fri
2020
Elders Community Conversation – every Friday @ Online
Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Last week, ECA’s Community Conversations began. Ground rules for respecting each other, and a short, guided meditation set a positive, caring tone for the meeting. Breakout groups talked about what is sustaining and engaging us, from nature walks to keeping in touch with friends and relations, and feeling gratitude for life and the environment. One attendee told about a group that made and sold fish tacos and donated the proceeds to a homeless shelter. We reflected on how the pandemic has revised our behavior, ways to take action on behalf of those suffering loss or unemployment, and how to help our adult children and grandchildren
while sheltering in place.
We hope you’ll join us for informal small group conversations where we can share ideas and stories of ways to keep up our work as elder climate activists. We’re here for you just like we’re here for the grandchildren and all future generations.
Apr
15
Wed
2020
Elders Community Conversation – every Wednesday @ Online
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

ELDERS COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

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Last week, ECA’s Community Conversations began. Ground rules for respecting each other, and a short, guided meditation set a positive, caring tone for the meeting. Breakout groups talked about what is sustaining and engaging us, from nature walks to keeping in touch with friends and relations, and feeling gratitude for life and the environment. One attendee told about a group that made and sold fish tacos and donated the proceeds to a homeless shelter. We reflected on how the pandemic has revised our behavior, ways to take action on behalf of those suffering loss or unemployment, and how to help our adult children and grandchildren
while sheltering in place.
We hope you’ll join us for informal small group conversations where we can share ideas and stories of ways to keep up our work as elder climate activists. We’re here for you just like we’re here for the grandchildren and all future generations.
Apr
17
Fri
2020
Elders Community Conversation – every Friday @ Online
Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Last week, ECA’s Community Conversations began. Ground rules for respecting each other, and a short, guided meditation set a positive, caring tone for the meeting. Breakout groups talked about what is sustaining and engaging us, from nature walks to keeping in touch with friends and relations, and feeling gratitude for life and the environment. One attendee told about a group that made and sold fish tacos and donated the proceeds to a homeless shelter. We reflected on how the pandemic has revised our behavior, ways to take action on behalf of those suffering loss or unemployment, and how to help our adult children and grandchildren
while sheltering in place.
We hope you’ll join us for informal small group conversations where we can share ideas and stories of ways to keep up our work as elder climate activists. We’re here for you just like we’re here for the grandchildren and all future generations.
Apr
19
Sun
2020
EARTH WEEK Pittsburgh – Virtual Teach-in & Youth Climate Strike @ Online and Instagram
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm

Pittsburgh Earth Day 2020
Tune in tomorrow, Sunday, April 19 at 1:00 P.M. for the Pittsburgh Earth Week Teach-In! Watch live http://earthweekpgh.org #VoteEarthPG#VoteClimatePGH
WWW.EARTHWEEKPGH.ORG
Pittsburgh Earth Day 2020's photo.

APR22

24-Hour Youth Climate Strike on Instagram

Public:

Hosted by Pittsburgh Earth Day 2020

Join Fridays for Future for a 24-Hour Climate Strike on Instagram.
Details on Facebook https://bit.ly/3bFTkR1
Apr 22 at 12 PM – Apr 23 at 12 PM

Mission

Pittsburgh is marking the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by reigniting our dedication to our planet, to each other and to our collective future here on Earth. We call on everyone to unite, stand and act for a healthier, safer, more just and sustainable world.

CONTACT INFO
pghearthday2020@gmail.com
http://www.earthweekpgh.org
MORE INFO
About
Pittsburgh will mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Week by reigniting our dedication to the planet, to each other and to our collective future. We call on everyone to be part of a healthier, safer, more just and sustainable world.
Founding Date
April 22, 2020

 

When the first Earth Week took place on April 16-22, 1970, it was a moment that captured the hearts of many Americans who were moved to dedicate themselves to the fight for clean water, land and air. Fifty years later, people and the planet face a far greater threat in the form of climate change.
The climate emergency requires urgent and immediate action.
The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day must reignite that dedication to our planet, each other and to our collective future on Earth. It must extend the fire and passion for change of that first Earth Day to marginalized communities in SWPA and beyond who are most deeply harmed by environmental assaults and climate change. We are calling on everyone to unite – on this day and every day – to stand and act for a healthy, safe, just and sustainable world that protects and supports us all.
We the people Unite Under these Values:
We declare a climate emergency and call on our leaders to address that emergency NOW. Fossil fuel-based energy and petrochemical production will push our planet toward climate collapse.
We honor Mother Earth, the supporter of all life, who provides us with sustenance, clean air and clean water. We honor our Ancestors who blessed us with reverence for life. We embrace the Rights of Nature and recognize that we are a part of its interconnected Web of Life.
We value our responsibility to care for our planet and all people now and for the future.
We seek Environmental Justice for all. Environmental work must not perpetuate economic, social, gender and racial inequalities or health and environmental burdens. We respect historic communities and land rights. We support Indigenous self-determination, anti-racism and oppose disinvestment in marginalized communities. We especially value the voices and wisdom of communities of color including African American and Native communities and support their demands for environmental and social justice.
We unite with frontline communities to break down barriers that prevent all people from creating and benefiting from a just transition for those workers displaced as a result of the disinvestment in and closing of fossil fuel companies. We turn to the people in communities most harmed by environmental injustice for their leadership, their voices and their wisdom.
We call for a new kind of reinvestment in community systems that promote ongoing community education and investment. This reinvestment must emphasize renewable energy; maintain poison-free, fertile soil for safe, local food production; and recycle, reuse and re-purpose non-fossil based materials in circular manufacturing.
We value our inherent and legal rights to clean air and water as guaranteed by federal and state laws. We support the creation of laws that reject putting corporate profits above the health of people and non-human relatives, that ensure workers’ safety and that protect the health of our ecosystems and environment.
We hold that fracking, pipelines, plastics, synthetic chemicals and nuclear waste are poisoning our bodies and the whole planet. We oppose spending taxpayer money for these industries.
We value economic systems and community development projects that will be people-focused, community-driven and inclusive of the next Seven Generations*.
We are pro-union and pro-living wage. We value reliance on local resources and clean jobs that do no harm.
We hold all government officials accountable as stewards for healthy people and a healthy society. We believe that our environment and our climate must be protected, and that our land and natural resources cannot be exploited for corporate gain or greed – especially at the risk of public safety and health.
*Seventh Generation Principle is a key element in The Great Law of Peace of the Hodinoshoni (Iroquois) Confederacy. It is an intentional statement of purpose, accountability and to acknowledge that the actions and decisions we make today should result in a peaceful and sustainable world seven generations into the future.
Pittsburgh Earth Day Demands of Pennsylvania’s Governor and Elected Leaders
Declare a state-wide Climate Emergency NOW. Ask all levels of government to adopt a Climate Action Plan as part of State/County/Municipal Codes.
Stop use of public tax dollars to support fracked gas, oil, coal and nuclear industries on the state and federal level. Invest in renewable industries and in jobs that do not harm workers, communities and people.
Support 100% renewable energy by 2030.
Divest all State Pension funding from fossil fuel investments.
We must honor our constitutional right to clean air and water (Pennsylvania Constitution Article 1 Section 27). Restore strong regulatory protections for air, water and land to protect all citizens from pollution.
Children in Western Pennsylvania are being poisoned by lead in our water and industrial pollutants in our air. We must upgrade infrastructure, aging industrial plants and the region’s wastewater treatment facilities to reduce additional greenhouse gases and pollution, including raising our water-testing standards.
Along with stronger regulations, we must ensure that polluting industries pay fines for pollution that reflect the harm done to people.
Reallocate funding for communities harmed by gas, oil and coal industries. Support community green union and non-union jobs and clean economic development initiatives, ensuring social support and job training for former fossil fuel workers.
Promote local and sustainable agriculture that does not depend on using poisons and chemical fertilizers. Support safe agricultural practices on local, state and federal levels. Protect sources of drinking water and agriculture from contamination by fracking.
Ban single-use plastics immediately and establish viable substitutes and markets for the re-use of recycled materials to reduce the market for fracked-gas plastics.
Adopt State Building Codes that require all new construction to reduce additional greenhouse gases by incorporating passive solar design and renewable energy systems in residential and commercial buildings.
Increase access, equity and sustainability in the transportation sector. Improve public and alternative transportation infrastructure to increase fuel efficiency, reduce pollution/carbon emissions and ensure safe and convenient routes for cyclists and pedestrians. Ensure affordable public transit fares and accessible public transit routes for all communities.
The Pittsburgh Earth Day 2020 coalition invites groups in SWPA and beyond to join us in planning in our Earth Week events. We welcome all participating organizations to provide feedback on these statements which may be amended to reflect those concerns.

 

Apr
22
Wed
2020
Elders Community Conversation – every Wednesday @ Online
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

ELDERS COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

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Last week, ECA’s Community Conversations began. Ground rules for respecting each other, and a short, guided meditation set a positive, caring tone for the meeting. Breakout groups talked about what is sustaining and engaging us, from nature walks to keeping in touch with friends and relations, and feeling gratitude for life and the environment. One attendee told about a group that made and sold fish tacos and donated the proceeds to a homeless shelter. We reflected on how the pandemic has revised our behavior, ways to take action on behalf of those suffering loss or unemployment, and how to help our adult children and grandchildren
while sheltering in place.
We hope you’ll join us for informal small group conversations where we can share ideas and stories of ways to keep up our work as elder climate activists. We’re here for you just like we’re here for the grandchildren and all future generations.
Apr
24
Fri
2020
Findhorn presents a Global Online Release of INNER CLIMATE CHANGE – a Documentary @ Online - Zoom
Apr 24 all-day


Global Online Release
INNER CLIMATE CHANGE documentary
Friday 24th April 2020

 

Watch the trailer

About INNER CLIMATE CHANGE

How do we navigate the intensity of emotions and reactions stirred up by climate change, or COVID-19 for that matter? How do we come to a place of peace, compassion, forgiveness and life-affirming action?

Both leading edge science and ancient wisdom traditions point us inwards for the answer.

In this documentary you will go with us on a journey to see how our inner climate relates to the topic of climate change. And how changing from within will create the change we need.

The INNER CLIMATE CHANGE documentary focuses on the very personal experiences, insights and responses to the climate crisis, of people who participated in the Climate Change and Consciousness conference (CCC19) held in 2019 at the Findhorn Ecovillage in the northeast of Scotland. Conference participants included 350 youngers and elders of multiple ethnicities and diverse genders from 45 countries.


Featured in the documentary are notable experts,
as well as deeply committed climate activists.

Watch Parties and Sharing Circles via Zoom

We invite you to join us to watch the film together (60 minutes) followed by a post film sharing with break out groups to explore your inner response evoked by the film. Experience yourself in – and offer your listening to – a community of like-minded people all around the world.

Submit your email address to receive a reminder when the film is released and the Zoom link through which you can access the Watch Party and Sharing Circle of your choice.

You can also contact us by post:

Visitors Centre
Findhorn Foundation
The Park
Findhorn
Forres, IV36 3TZ
Scotland, UK
For general enquiries tel: +44 (0)1309 690311
Email: enquiries@findhorn.org

There are three opportunities to join a viewing party and 100 places available on each. You need to sign up to receive the Zoom link. You will be able to enter the Zoom room later if you have seen the film already before and don’t want to watch it twice.

    • 24th April 2020 6pm-8.30pm BST

Hosted by Robin Alfred and Kosha Joubert, hosts of the CCC19 conference
7pm CET / 1pm EDT / 10am PDT / 3am AET (25th)

    • 25th April 2020 10am-12.30am BST

Hosted by Sue Miles, long term community member of the Findhorn Foundation.
11am CET / 5am EDT / 2am PDT / 7pm AET

    • 25th April 2020 7pm-9.30pm BST

Hosted by the film director Lorenz Gramann and Lucy Thomas: Findhorn community member and facilitator
8pm CET / 2pm EDT / 11am PDT / 4am AET (26th)


INNER CLIMATE CHANGE is a documentary inspired by the people who participated in last year’s Climate Change and Consciousness conference (CCC19) held at the Findhorn Foundation. It addresses the connection between our own inner climate and the changing climate outside. Among those featured in the film are Vandana Shiva, Charles Eisenstein, Jonathon Porritt, Xhiutecatl Martinez and Polly Higgins. Many more youngers and elders from around the world add their voices to this call for us to stand up
as the creators of our reality.  

This film is a gift from the Findhorn Foundation to the world. In the spirit of gift economy feel free to donate towards the making of the film (about £20.000) and the continuation of the ICC movement.

About the filmmaker

The man behind the INNER CLIMATE CHANGE documentary is the independent filmmaker Lorenz Gramann. This is Lorenz’s third feature-length documentary. His last one A New Story for Humanity has been seen over 200.000 times.

Lorenz’s background includes a variety of healing and psychotherapy modalities. He brings the sensitivity garnered in these fields to his film making. Since 2014 he has offered his skills in the northeast of Scotland and currently lives in the Findhorn Foundation Community.


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Last week, ECA’s Community Conversations began. Ground rules for respecting each other, and a short, guided meditation set a positive, caring tone for the meeting. Breakout groups talked about what is sustaining and engaging us, from nature walks to keeping in touch with friends and relations, and feeling gratitude for life and the environment. One attendee told about a group that made and sold fish tacos and donated the proceeds to a homeless shelter. We reflected on how the pandemic has revised our behavior, ways to take action on behalf of those suffering loss or unemployment, and how to help our adult children and grandchildren
while sheltering in place.
We hope you’ll join us for informal small group conversations where we can share ideas and stories of ways to keep up our work as elder climate activists. We’re he