There is an exciting, grass roots, social/political/ecological movement gaining momentum across the country and across the globe. If you've been looking for a way to get involved, or further involved, to be inspired and to inspire others who feel as you do, this is a perfect opportunity actively participate. The Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium is a program of the Pachamama Alliance (www.pachamama.org) a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on the planet. The Symposium's goal is to contribute to the creation of a global movement of awakened people who are informed about our predicament, optimistic about creating a new possibility for our modern world, and galvanized to take action for healthy and sustainable future. It encourages a profound inquiry into a bold vision, and invites you to explore what this vision means to you. "The Awakening the Dreamer Symposium is, in my humble opinion, one of the most powerful activism tools I've ever experienced. It wakes up those not already [aware] and turns them into activists. And it empowers those already active by presenting an awesome vision of the great transformation of consciousness happening on Earth at this time." – (author unknown, Louisville, CO) Using video clips from some of the world's most respected thinkers, captivating short films, and dynamic group interactions, the Symposium guides participants in gaining new insights into the challenges we face and the opportunities we have to impact the direction of our future with our everyday choices and action. The aim of the Symposium is not merely to learn more about the world, but to grapple and come to grips with the very assumptions that underlie the way we see the world and what each of us can do - individually and cooperatively - to move the world in a new direction. The symposium asks 4 questions. Where are we? How did we get here? Where do we want to go? And how do we make that dream real? Here's a YouTube video highlighting a portion of the presentation: http://bit.ly/ATDvideoclip If you're ready to be disturbed, inspired and moved to action, if you are ready to be part of a thriving community of deeply committed individuals actively engaged in awakening from the trance and changing the dream of our modern industrial culture, we invite you to participate in this inspiring symposium. This Awakening the Dreamer MeetUp group is designed to keep the momentum going with periodic "touching base" and idea sharing gatherings once participants attend the symposium . You may also be interested in the U Gotta Go Green Meetup group - http://bit.ly/MeetUpUGottaGoGreen. If you have any suggestions, comments or feedback, please contact me at UGottaGoGreen@live.com. Let's wake up together and change our minds about how we live! Yours in HOPE, Marjorie - Founder, U Gotta Go Green!