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Taking the Transition Challenge: Potluck and Storytelling

As part of the May 2013 Transition Challenge, Transition Start ups in Portland is hosting a series of Thursday evening events! This night we a having a potluck and storytelling event.

Stories bring strategies to life. They inspire us to take action and connect us to shared purpose. Hosting a conversation to share stories looks like a anecdote circle. We'll break bread together and we sit in a circle to share our stories.

This event is an opportunity to develop clear agreement about leadership for our initiative, so the stories that we will share will be about leadership in community, the good and the bad ones.

The evening of stories will be harvested for points of resonance and connection, for patterns we can identify, and eventually, we will pick a story that is the most significant one for developing our Transition culture. This will guide our leadership group going forward.

The event will be facilitated by the Resilience Hubs own Rachel Lyn Rumson. With more than ten years of  facilitation and process consulting experience, Rachel Lyn has been working professionally as a trainer and educator for over five years.

She has been called an animator due to the “life” that she brings to groups, actively engaging them in the work. Her masters thesis on regenerative systems combined with her study of Permaculture Design form a keystone of her practice. As systems thinker, Rachel Lyn embraces the complexity of each project and works to maximize the goals of her clients in business and in activism. She values learning processes and dialogue as vital components of each project and seeks to develop communities that intentionally create together.

Please join us for a story filled evening. Bring a dish to share and a potluck kits with utensils.


 

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  • Rachel L.

    Feeling thankful for all the stories... Leadership takes many forms. Leading by doing your thing and being invited to transform a community...to create...the unique artistic expression that inspires others like a bus, a topiary, a direct action.....the collective responce with a bunch of others. Flocking to a disaster to practice mutual aid, join together in a statement of opposition to a crisis of leadership....the leadership of listening, practicing a holding of self to recieve others as several did in our circle....a community response to change, researched, planful, forward thinking and decisive like moving a church gathering place in the suburbs and rooting on a marginal site...leading where you can with acceptance....So many stories....what did you capture?

    May 18, 2013

  • Annika

    Glad you got a great space. I won't be able to make it after all, but would like to have more events in the L/A area! Please email me.

    May 14, 2013

  • Rachel L.

    There are more folks coming than appear here. The Allen Avenue UU Church posted it in their Sunday bulletin.

    May 16, 2013

  • Annika

    I have a movie room with a bib, big screen if you still need a place to host. I live in Auburn.

    May 12, 2013

    • Rachel L.

      Thank you Annika. We secured a church in Portland, but I would be interested in holding some events in the Gray, New Gloucester and Auburn area.

      May 13, 2013

  • Sally M.

    Is this the event happening at A2U2? It was in our church program on Sunday. I would like to attend but likely won't as I already have something on my schedule most evenings this week.

    May 13, 2013

  • Dan P.

    I think this needs a little more specificity.

    May 8, 2013

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