One event on 02/05/2017 at 10:00am
One event on 02/18/2017 at 10:00am
One event on 02/19/2017 at 10:00am
After co-teaching the course on the Great Turning with Joanna at CIIS four times over past 10 years, I am offering it on my own this semester. It can be taken for graduate credit (2 units) or as an auditor and will take place over four days (a Thurs. and Sun. and a Sat. and Sun.. Feel free to contact me if you would like more information. There are still spaces left!
PARP 6506: The Great Turning
Prof. Sean Kelly
Thurs. and Sun., February 2nd and 5th: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sat. and Sun., February 18th and 19th: 10:00am to 6:00pm
We live in a time of planetary transformation, where the fate not only of humanity but of the biosphere itself lies in question. It is a time of “great unraveling” of the structures of modern civilization and of the very fabric of life upon which civilization depends. At the same time, many millions of people across the planet are actively engaged in a more hopeful, though still uncertain, “Great Turning” devoted to the creation of life-sustaining societies and cultures in harmony with the long-term interests of the wider Earth community.
This course is devoted to catalyzing active participation in the Great Turning. Through lecture, dialogue, and experiential exercises drawn from Joanna Macy’s “Work that Reconnects,” students engage the cognitive skills and moral imagination so called for in our times.
Lecture, dialogue, and experiential exercises.