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Glocalization: Part 3 of a 3 part series: Combined Women and Men's Circle

(This third one is for both women and men to explore together what has been learned in parts 1 and 2.  The first one was for women only. The second one was for men only.)

Glocalization – the use of local circles to manifest change in the world. Does it work?

Alice Walker spoke at the recent Auckland Readers’ & Writers’ Festival. She is best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple. She is an activist and believes that developing compassion is a task each of us should undertake as a step to achieving world peace. She also advocates the manifestation of women’s circles (she says 7-11 people is ideal) with only two questions:

-  How does the world need to change?

-  What am I prepared to do about it?

- How am I prepared to change/influence:

o  Myself

o  My family/friends

o  My workplace

o  My country

o  The world

In addition, in the book “Occupy World Street, a Global Roadmap for radical Economic & Political Reform” written by Ross Jackson, he advocates ‘glocalization’ as a roadmap for change. Local groups sharing on a global basis.

In this ‘three week topic’, we are going to run the following circles:

-  June 12 – Women’s circle (women only)

-  June 19 – Men’s circle (men only)

-  June 26 – Coming together & sharing the output from weeks 1 and 2 and exploring the use of circles to facilitate change.

This is a slight diversion from our usual topics, but the purpose is still the same; exploring a topic, but in a more experiential manner. It is not intended to start a revolution :-)

Thanks to Kelly for suggesting and writing up this D & M meetup series.

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  • Mark

    A lot of collective insight in this group. Thanks for lots of good things to think about. As discussed I am working on quite a large scale initiative around consumer empowerment and I'd be very interested to hear from anyone who has a passion or interest in this area. I have a very extensive website around this but its pending commercial development and release. Please send me a message id love to hear from you no matter what your views are. Even if I dont like them :-)

    June 26, 2014

  • Kelly

    Sorry to hear that Gordon - hope you are ok. See you next time.

    June 26, 2014

  • Gordon

    Sorry I've had to pull out. Just too many hassles following pranging my car (but not myself).

    June 26, 2014

  • Quinta

    Sorry, as much as I'd like to follow up on the first session, I cant make it tomorrow as planned.

    June 25, 2014

  • Vicki

    Hi, I am new here and can't make tomorrow night, but what an interesting concept! Looking forward to future events.

    June 25, 2014

  • Maria

    Megan, thanks for your observant and inspired note-taking!

    June 13, 2014

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