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September 2017

Odyssey Fellowship Program

September 5 @ 2:00 pm - November 14 @ 12:00 pm
The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain, 8519 Pickards Meadow Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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The Odyssey Fellowship Program is a 10-week residential immersion for people in their Odyssey Years of Life, or the wandering time between adolescence and adulthood, that is based in The Work That Reconnects.  This experience provides tools and practices for inner development, foundational permaculture understandings, sustainable living, and healthy communication- cultivating one’s unique gifts and passions to be offered towards the healing of our world.  Fellows are often college students talking a gap year and we have successfully worked with colleges to…

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Examining the Roots of Injustice in Our American History

September 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Online Zoom Webinar  Hosted by Elder Activists for Social Justice We can only go forth to fulfill our vision when we fully understand the systems of oppression and racism and the roots of the injustice within the foundations of American history. In this webinar, we will look at the Doctrine of Discovery and its impact; we will see  videos that include Indigenous voices and experiences, and share our responses in small groups. We will honor our very valid feelings of pain, grief, horror, anger--with compassionate acceptance…

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Webinar/community conversation – undoing oppression better practices

September 27 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Date change: This event has been changed from September 20 to September 27. On September 27 at 8:30am PDT the Network will be hosting a webinar/community conversation with Aravinda Ananda, Belinda Griswold, Kurt Kuhwald and Joseph Rotella who will be sharing some of their applications of undoing oppression work to WTR facilitation and emerging better practices. In lieu of a registration fee for this webinar/community conversation, Aravinda, Belinda, Kurt and Joseph invite you to make a contribution to one or…

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Community Conversation on Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Update and Re-connection

September 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

On Thurs. September 28th @ 5:30 PM PDT -7:00 PM PDT, we will gather with Stephanie Germaine Thomas of Public Citizen and WTR community member, to learn about what's happening on the ground after Hurricane Harvey and . This conversation emerged from an afternoon session of the Systems Seminar held earlier this month at San Damiano Retreat Center. The retreat happened on the tails of Hurricane Harvey, where Stephanie joined directly from Houston. As a community, and look together the…

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October 2017


October 2 - October 30
Sliding Scale

NOTE: In person program offered by Mutima Imani in Oakland is open to People of the Global Majority.  Contact <[email protected]> for an application and more information. It will start the last weekend in October. Applications closed for online program described below. Molly Brown, Mutima Imani, and Constance Washburn are offering the first Facilitator Development Program (FDP) in the Fall of 2017 as one of several pathways available for deepening theoretical understanding and facilitation skills in the Work That Reconnects.   We want to…

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Regional hubs/ongoing groups – webinar/community conversation

October 3 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

On August 15th the WTR Network hosted a first online webinar/community conversation to connect existing and potential regional hub or ongoing group leaders. During that call (recording available online), a lot of conversation turned towards deeper integration of power, privilege and oppression awareness and skill into Work That Reconnects facilitation. A next call scheduled for October 3rd is to continue this conversation. Hosted by Stacie Noble-Wiebe and Aravinda Ananda, they invite folks to share their own experiences with applying undoing…

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The Work That Reconnects

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - October 8 @ 4:00 pm
Pendle Hill, 338 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA 19086-6023 United States
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We are at a moment in history when many of us feel both the great love that we have for our amazing, beautiful world – and our deep despair about the state of this same precious world.  This dynamic, interactive workshop, is based on the teachings of Joanna Macy, which has inspired many thousands of people to engage wholeheartedly in working for a life-sustaining society; turning despair and apathy in the face of social and ecological crises into constructive, collaborative…

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October 6 @ 6:00 pm - October 9 @ 1:00 pm
University of Earth, Graeagle CA Graeagle, CA United States + Google Map
$100 - $265

OCTOBER 6TH – 9TH, 2017 COMING BACK TO LIFE: THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS University of Earth invites you to join us in an enchanting mountain landscape along the National Wild & Scenic Feather River to connect deeply by sharing our stories, our dreams, our love, and our grief for our world. Together we will explore ways we can participate in healing our planet. We will unearth our joy as well as our passions and gifts to engage more fully in “The…

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Dancing with Despair – To Rediscover Hope

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - October 8 @ 4:00 pm
The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain, 8519 Pickards Meadow Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Do you feel a deep love for the Earth and a concern for our ecological future? Join us for a deeply nature-connected weekend honoring our love for the world in ways that transform despair into creative energy. This program is based on the work of Joanna Macy, which blends theory and practice drawn from Deep Ecology, Systems Theory, and Spiritual Traditions. These engaging practices encourage profound truth-telling, allowing us to access our collective courage and creative potential. Experiential practices, poetry, ritual, music, movement,…

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Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change:  Towards Right Relationships with All

October 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Berkeley Friends Meeting House, 2151 Vine St
Berkeley, CA United States
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The morning will feature a 2+ hour experiential program exploring the original relationships and subsequent actions of Europeans with the Native people of Turtle Island.  It traces the historic and ongoing impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery, which originated with the popes of the 15th century who proclaimed that European explorers had the God-given right to claim ownership of the lands they discovered, and to kill or enslave the non-Christian residents of those lands.  It helped spread the slave trade and created world-wide impacts. This doctrine took root in…

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World as Lover, World as Self: Joanna Macy’s Theory and Practice of the Work that Reconnects

October 20 - October 27
Rowe Center, 22 Kings Highway
Rowe, MA 1367 US
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Join Anne for the Work That Reconnects, known worldwide for empowering activists in movements for global justice. This dynamic, interactive body of work, generated by Joanna Macy and colleagues over 38 years, has been a consistently popular event at Rowe.  Joanna, who taught here for over 30 years, is an exemplar of the ideals and values that are at the heart of The Rowe Center. The Work That Reconnects has inspired many thousands of people to engage wholeheartedly in The…

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November 2017

Finding Strength

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Fold, Bransford, UK, The Fold, Bransford
Worcester, Worcestershire WR6 5JB United Kingdom
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For people who care for the Earth, themselves and our collective wellbeing. Do you burn inside, feel indignation and discomfort when you consider the state of our world with its blatant acts of cruelty and callous pursuit of profit? Would you like to feel the power of spirit rising in you as you spontaneously come to the defence of life on Earth? Kirsti Norris and Will Tooby will support you in building your strength and capacity to face the enormous…

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Beauty for Broken Places

November 17 @ 5:30 pm - November 19 @ 1:00 pm
Rowe Center, 22 Kings Highway
Rowe, MA 1367 US
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$100 - $360

When the places we love are hurt, we hurt, too. Discover how to revitalize both yourself and the land with Trebbe, founder of Radical Joy for Hard Times, and transform suffering into resilience and power.  Ifyou’ve seen your community and the wilderness areas you love become broken, toxic, and endangered, you may feel tempted to respond to the hurt by turning your back on it — but when you become willing to attend to the hurt places, in the land…

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