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Love, Rage, Rebel: Climate Activism and the Great Turning

Nov 9, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PST

Join us for our upcoming Webinar and Conversation Café offering.

Love, Rage, Rebel: Climate Activism and the Great Turning
with Margo van Greta, Tom Deacon and Kirsty Heron

Wednesday November 9, 2022
11am-1pm PST (UTC-7)

**Please make note of what time this will be in your time zone with this Time Zone Converter.**

“The Great Turning is a name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from the Industrial Growth Society to a life-sustaining civilisation.” – Joanna Macy

 

In this webinar we explore how the three dimensions of the Great Turning relate to each other, and how bringing them forward through Work that Reconnects inspired sessions can build trust, courage and resilience in movements for climate justice. We include recent examples and insights from the UK where we are part of facilitator collectives holding experiential Work That Reconnects based sessions in-service of peaceful direct action movements including Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil. We also give space for you to reflect where you are personally at in the Great Turning, and share your experiences with likeminded people from all over the planet.

 

This event is intended for all who are interested and involved in the Work That Reconnects, including facilitators. It will also be of interest if you are involved with or wish to be in-service to movements for climate justice in your places around our one beautiful shared planetary home.

 

The  Three Dimensions of the Great Turning can also be seen as three dimensions of activism. Some are more visible than others. All of them are essential. Perhaps the most visible one is ‘front line’ activism in the form of movements and campaigns working to stop the harm. It brings attention of the public, governments and large companies to the extreme dangers of the Climate Emergency, and the need for systemic change in order to care for the wellbeing of all life. Another dimension of the Great Turning is the creation of structural alternatives, individual and collective. The third involves a shift of consciousness, values and worldviews.

 

If you’re not familiar with these WTR terms please explore the Three Stories of our Times and the Three Dimensions of the Great Turning prior to the webinar. *  

 

Are you curious? We hope you will join us, so we can learn from each other, build community, and work together creating a regenerative world.

If you are having trouble accessing the registration form and you are in China please contact Helen Sui at [email protected] to register for this event. For general questions about this webinar, please use our contact form.

The suggested requested donation for this webinar is between $25-$35USD. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please donate generously within your means but feel free to join us even if you can’t contribute financially. 

Margo van Greta is a pioneer of holistic spirituality and a facilitator of transformation. She creates a safe and supportive space for deepening the inner journey. She met Joanna Macy in 2000, fell in love with the Work That Reconnects which she facilitates. She loves bringing the inner resilience in social activist groups, and was a passionate full time social activist in the squatters movement in Amsterdam. Since 1991 she has lived and worked in Ecovillage Findhorn in Scotland, UK. She created Heartbeat Findhorn: Inner Work for Outer Action, and the Active Hope Findhorn FB group.

Tom Deacon has a love for the wildest corners of his island archipelago home (the UK), seeking out the inspiration of raw nature to balance the intensity of living with the entangled climate crises in his work as a climate communicator, facilitator and activist. As a Work that Reconnects facilitator he is committed to supporting activists’ resilience, enabling networks of WTR facilitators in service of activism, and exploring the application of this work in non-violent direct action spaces.

Kirsty Heron is involved with network building amongst facilitators of the WTR across Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England (W.I.S.E), initiating collaborations, creating spaces for peer support and inspiration, and co-offering sessions to learn about how we might undo oppression and integrating decolonised practices into our facilitation.

Facilitator of the Work That Reconnects since 2012, Kirsty is also a permaculturist and sometime ecological grower and natural builder. All threads of her work are about connecting people with information, ideas and experiences that can shift perspectives and lead to action on behalf of life on Earth. Her current offerings and practices of the Work include finding collaborative and creative ways to bring the work to diverse communities through Walks That Reconnect, and supporting climate justice activists to build courage and resilience.

She is also a volunteer with the Facilitators Support Committee of the WTR Network.

Details

Date:
Nov 9, 2022
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm PST
Event Category:

Venue

Virtual Offering
CA

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    Other

    Event Type
    Online
    Are scholarships available for this event?
    Yes
    Event Contact Information
    Jo delAmor