Meet with a visiting cohousing founder/NVC & consensus trainer, enjoy a gourmet meal in great company in a historic setting, and get a reserved seat in a sold-out Bill McKibben 350.org "Do the Math" climate-change tour stop nearby. An EBCOHO exclusive, available for just a few members excited about participating in a whole-evening interactive learning experience and supporting our mission.
First, we'll gather for a small roundtable conversation about community with David Weinstock, who is in town to do the Body of Wisdom workshop we're hosting the following Sunday. He co-founded Wise Acres Cohousing, a small community near Seattle, and has lived there over two decades. He will share some of the challenges and delights of co-creating and living in sustainable community in a small-group facilitated conversation.
￼David Weinstock is a certified international Nonviolent Communication Trainer, a Somatic Coach, Aikido Instructor (30 yrs.) and originator of Somatic Consensus. He leads community workshops in schools, prisons, businesses, intentional communities & organizations around the world. David and his family live in Wise Acres cohousing in Washington State that they helped found and where consensus has been practiced for over 20 years.
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We'll be meeting at and dining with members of Berkeley's historic Hillside Club, as part of their monthly potluck (Raines and Betsy are members). No need to bring anything, your registration fee includes a culinary contribution. The English Tudor-style hall features a high wood-beamed ceiling and massive fireplace; live music will entertain us as we dine with members of this over-100-year-old non-residential community that has helped promote good design in the Berkeley Hills. Over dinner, you'll have the chance to talk with David about his Body of Wisdom workshop Sunday, to see if you'd like to come back for that.
By 7 we'll walk-and-talk (with our Berkeley Cohousing neighbor Alice Green, an award-winning recycling activist) a few blocks over to King Middle School with your very own ticket to Bill McKibben's Do The Math nationwide 350.org tour in its only East Bay stop. The author/activist, who keynoted the national Cohousing conference a few years ago and is a fan of community living, is building a global movement to solve the Climate Crisis. More about the talk:
Each event will be a unique and interactive experience, unlike any talk you’ve been to before. It will pick up where Bill McKibben’s landmark Rolling Stone article left off — and everyone who comes will be asked to join a growing movement that is strong enough to stand up to the fossil fuel industry.
Together we’ll mount an unprecedented campaign to cut off the industry’s financial and political support by divesting our schools, churches and government from fossil fuels.
This won’t be easy: we’re up against the most profitable, powerful, and dangerous industry in history. But we have our own currency: creativity, courage and if needed, our bodies.
As he travels the country in a sustainable bus, Bill will be joined by a rotating cast of committed artists, actors, and musicians (in Berkeley: Nahko and Medicine for the People) — each dedicated to spreading the message of the challenge before us. Every event will be a full evening of music, interactive video, and thought-provoking ideas. By the time you leave, you’ll be fired up and equipped with the tools, strategies, and resources you need to take on the fossil fuel industry. Bill will be joined by local activists in person and on video by Naomi Klein, Kumi Naidoo, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Josh Fox, Rev. Lennox Yearwood and more.
So come be a part of this unique opportunity linking where and how we live to saving the world. We have only a few seats available for this incredible immersive experience, organizing for climate-change activism and sustainable community.
If you're serious about seeking or co-creating community and you're not yet a sustaining member of East Bay Cohousing, this might be a great time to step up and upgrade, as you can save over 20% on this event and save another $10 on Sunday's Body of Wisdom workshop, plus you get a cohousing book and personalized coaching or a mini-tour, discounts and early notice for future events, and a highlighted member profile when you post messages or RSVP to events.
The club is a few blocks from downtown Berkeley BART, or take AC transit to the corner of Cedar and Shattuck and walk East to Arch. Onstreet parking available. The club is wheelchair accessible with accessible facilities, but as a historic building, there may be some mobility limitations.
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