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The Work that Reconnects: Cultivating Resilience for Creative Liberation

Oct 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - Oct 29, 2022 @ 5:30 pm PDT


IN PERSON 1.5-Day Workshop: Friday, October 28, 7:00pm – 9:00pm AND Saturday, October 29, 9:00am – 5:30pm.  Lunch on your own.  FREE. Donations most welcome.

It’s heartbreaking to remain conscious and engaged in these times. Everywhere we turn, we experience the unraveling of our society and our world: intensifying racial and gender injustice,  attacks on queer and trans rights, health and wealth disparities the climate emergency, the global rise of authoritarianism and white supremacy, mass extinctions, and more. It’s clear that we can’t continue with business as usual. The fear, grief, outrage, and helplessness we feel can be unbearable because it’s not only our personal pain; it’s the collective pain of all life on Earth. When we come together and honor that pain, we realize our radical interconnectedness with all peoples and species and become part of the Earth healing herself. We build resilience together—strength for the work that must be done.

The Work That Reconnects, is an interactive group process developed by Joanna Macy that helps us transform fear and despair into inspiration and empowerment. It reawakens our innate connections with each other and our sacred living Earth, so that we may be enlivened and motivated to play our part in creating a just and life-sustaining world. The Work follows a spiral sequence flowing through four stages: gratitude, honoring our pain for the world, seeing with fresh eyes, and finally, going forth into action. This workshop includes experiential practices, time outside, inspirational readings and simple yet powerful rituals. It’s engaging and invigorating, and gives us tools and practices to support our work as active collaborators in creative liberation.

Facilitated by Kathleen Rude.

This is a FREE workshop; donations are most welcome. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Workshop is generously sponsored by Valley and Mountain.


Oct 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm PDT
Oct 29, 2022 @ 5:30 pm PDT
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Rainier Arts Center
3515 S Alaska Street
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
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