"What would it look like if we based our culture on respect for the elements that sustain life, if earth, air, fire and water were sacred? Imagine a culture where human creativity and diversity were cherished. Popular culture abounds with post-apocalyptic disaster stories, but offers us few images of a positive future here on earth. Yet if we can t even imagine a just, balanced and flourishing future, how can we create it?
Two visions of the future clash in Starhawk's novel, The Fifth Sacred Thing, now in development as a feature film. What can it teach us about how we avoid disaster and mobilize our creativity and our courage to create the world we want to live in?"
Join us to hear Starhawk in a rare PNW appearance! (If you aren't familiar with Starhawk, please visit her website www.starhawk.org)
We'll be gathering for a potluck at 5:30 to do some "cross pollination" with the diverse communities that love Starhawk's works. Please bring a dish to share as well as your own dishes, cups, silverware, and napkins. We'll have beverages available courtesy of TERRA (Tacoma Earth Religions Revival Association)!
Starhawk will speak at 7 pm w/time for Q&A. She will lead a spiral dance afterwards for those who would like to join in that.
King's Books will be on hand with a selection of Starhawk's books for sale before her talk (during the potluck) so bring your reusable shopping bags to carry them home! Might even get some of those signed if Starhawk isn't still eating!
Admission: Sliding scale $10-20. You can buy tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets at the following link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/260585 And if you'd like to sponsor someone who can't afford a ticket, you can do that on that site also. Thank you for your generosity.
Please RSVP so we can get a good count! Check back for details as we have them and invite your friends!