This group is for anyone who wants to be part of a community of mutual support, that is dedicated to collaboratively creating a better world. It is based on the book "Active Hope", by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone. As the website for study groups for this book states:
"Active Hope guides readers on a transformative journey designed to strengthen their capacity to act for life on Earth. While reading the book alone can bring great benefits, the strengthening journey it offers is enhanced by the company of fellow readers. Increasingly, groups committed to social and ecological justice are reading this book together, with Active Hope book journeys becoming a shared process to deepen community and resource ourselves in addressing concerns about the world." https://www.activehope.info/study-guide.html
In addition to reading the book and doing the transformational exercises together, we will be learning how to support each other in meeting a broad spectrum of needs. We will work together, as a true community, developing projects geared toward preserving the natural environment of Santa Cruz County, and insuring access to healthy food, clean water, affordable housing, meaningful work, and effective health care for all Santa Cruz county residents.