Have you ever wondered how to engage with others in a process that is at once regenerative and sustaining? How can we collectively, safely shift our consciousness in capacity-building ways to create new structures together in the face of dramatic on coming change?
Join us for a conversation with activist and facilitator, Sylvia
Stormwalker. Sylvia is an environmental and social justice activist and has studied and practiced with Joanna Macy, originator of the term "The Great Turning" and the facilitation methodology known as The Work That Reconnects.
At this meetup you will learn about:
• Joanna Macy's work and "The Great Turning"
• the psychology of mutual aid
• some patterns might be influencing your experiences
• what resiliency looks like with a re-connection lens
We gather at 6:00 pm for a potluck social and will convene at 6:30 for a conversation with Sylvia. The program will end at 8:00 pm. Suggested Donation $10.
Sylvia, the descendant of German and English immigrants, grew up in Auburn, Maine, and has practiced The Work That Reconnects in the field with other activists everywhere from Oklahoma to Colorado to Maine. Through her work, Sylvia has developed a perspective on group dynamics and process that illuminates the patterns that we all face as we seek to create a better world together; patterns that we create unconsciously just by showing up with our cultural legacies.
Our speaker is a thoughtful and passionate advocate for collective liberation, "direct action," and the importance of valuing spirit and group process. The added layers of wisdom and clarity on the matters of identity, story and integrity emerge from Sylvia's experiences as a transgender/genderqueer woman. Growing directly out of her experiences working with frontline communities organizing against tar sands and other fossil fuel extraction, Sylvia will share her perspective about the importance of confronting systems of power and privilege in our organizing work and daily lives, and how experiential group work such as The Work That Reconnects can support us individually and collectively toward a thriving, just, more resilient world.
We are pleased to offer this talk in hopes of bringing Sylvia back for a workshop in the Spring.