World Workshop #31: "LIVING WITH EARTH (+ Dinner)

5/2/14 @6:00 pm in CSUF Hum 123.  This event is part of the Left Bank's "World Workshops" series on Friday evenings.  Today's theme: LIVING WITH EARTH.   Hosted by Dr. Hélène Domon.  This workshop is organized by the Left Bank and the CSUF Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. 

We should not simply live on Earth, but live WITH Earth.  This workshop will examine the needs for a truly organic interconnection between humans, animals and earth.  Participants will suggest means to achieve this goal, from small habitat, green living and permaculture to major planetary changes in energy and consumption patterns.  Ecology, politics, ethics, art, architecture, literature, environmental studies, economics and philosophy will have to merge towards this necessary project.

 "Balance, wholeness, completeness, continuous interplay between the inner and the outer, the subjective and the objective aspects of existence are identifying characteristics of the organic model; and the general name for an economy based on such a model is an economy of plenitude. Such plenitude is distinct from mere quantitative affluence or unqualified abundance."  Lewis Mumford, The Myth of the Machine: The Pentagon of Power (1971).


(If you want to be a speaker, please see instructions below.)

• Dr. Hélène Domon, professor of French Studies at CSUF:  "Green Women, Green Men."

• The "Tiny House" project.

• The "Being Somewhere" project.

• (your name!)

After the workshop, we will have dinner in Fullerton.  Details later.


• Give a talk! Anyone at the Left Bank is welcome to submit a proposal for a 10-minute presentation on this topic.  You do not need to be an expert, a teacher or a published writer - just an informed citizen of the Earth who would like to provide insights.

Rules of the game:

1) Email a title and short summary to Helene at [masked] at least a few days before the workshop date;

2) Focus your topic on one theme you would like to emphasize;

3) Your presentation is 10 minutes max, followed by an informal group discussion;

4) A PowerPoint is welcome, but not mandatory.  Lectures, round tables, videos, poetry, slam, spoken word, songs, art, performance and other forms of expression are all welcome.

Cheers, come on, don't hesitate!  Share your knowledge and hopes!  Be part of the people's university where we learn and grow from each other and build tomorrow's world!

Cost:  The workshop is FREE. 

Directions and Parking:  From FWY 57, take Nutwood Exit to the west.  Make a right on Folino Dr. and an immediate left into Parking lot F.  Drive around the curve and park close to Humanities building, which is the tallest building near the parking lot, with a beehive-like wall pattern.  Parking is free on Fridays after 5:00pm.

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