The Work That Reconnects: Creativity and Empowerment in Troubled Times
Free Community Talk with Belinda Griswold
Friday, July 31, 2015 – 6 to 8 pm
Two-day Workshop with Belinda Griswold & Erin Treat
Saturday, August 1, 2015 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Sunday, August 2, 9 a.m. to noon
When we hear bad news here in Colorado and across the world – floods, fires, oil spills, climate change – how can we respond? In this experiential workshop, take time to cultivate compassion for the suffering and find new ways to respond with clarity, energy and open-heartedness. Through a series of creative, experiential exercises, this workshop opens space for radical truth-speaking, leading to personal and collective empowerment. To feel despair, sadness, guilt or fear on behalf of our world is not a sign of personal weakness but a source of interconnection and power. Drawing on deep ecology, systems theory and Engaged Buddhism, this open-source body of work – pioneered by Joanna Macy – builds motivation, solidarity and vision, renewing the courage to act.