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Summer Solstice Creative Practice Retreat
June 25th at 9:00 am - June 26th at 2:00 pm @ CTP
As the land gathers to a bloom, join us for a time of exploration, creative expression and uproarious good humor. Creative Practice Retreats at CTP recognize and celebrate the seasonal transitions, explore collective creativity, and include collective dialogue, meditation, and five delicious meals
Mother Up! and CTP present:
Joanna Macy and the Great Turning
A short film followed by a conversation on 'parenting in uncertain times.'
Tuesday, June 28th, 5:30 - 8:00 pm @ CTP
Dinner and childcare provided
This event will be a brief introduction on ways to share a hopeful outlook in uncertain times. At 5:30, children and adults will break into two groups. Adults will watch "Joanna Macy and The Great Turning." and have a conversation on ways of looking into the challenges we face and finding solidarity and solutions through the strength of resilient community. Children will be offered a healthy snack before heading out to the forest garden for storytelling, sensory games on the labyrinth and a time for artistic expression and sharing. Families will reunite for dinner at 7:00.
In Joanna Macy and the Great Turning (26 minutes), Macy shares her understanding of the times we live in, when everything we treasure seems at risk. But it is not a film about despair. Rather, it is about the opportunity we have to come alive to our truest power and participate in the transition to a healthier and safer world. Open to all. Come early if you can.
You can find parking at Ratcliffe Park, or behind or in front of the Center.
Contact Meg Albee also with any questions.
Mother Up! Parents Exchange for Change is a project of 350VT.
Mark Your Calendars & Save The Date!
Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Occupation,
A Video Presentation followed by a Talk and Discussion Led By Mohsen Mehdawi
July 1st, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Bugbee Senior Center, 262 North Main Street, WRJ, VT.
The video presentation presents the experience of Anna Baltzar, a Jewish American and member of the International Women's Peace Service (IWPS) who lived and worked for five months in Palestine on the West Bank. The discussion to follow will be lead by Mohsem Mehdawi, a 25 year-old resident of Wilder, Vermont. Mohsem will give his perspective on the video and share from his experience growing up as a third-generation resident of the al-Faraa refugee camp on the Palestinian West Bank.
Vermont Interfaith Power and Light & The Our Children, Climate, Faith Symposium join forces to bring you:
Deep Change for Climate Justice
Coalescing a Transformational Movement
October 15th at 9:00 am - October 16th at 3:00 pm @ The Briggs Opera House and throughout the WRJ Downtown.
Deep Change for Climate Justice will be two days of creative dialogue, learning the story of the Transformational Movement, networking, coalescing and action. Guest speakers and facilitators will include Fred Small of Cambridge Mass and Sherri Mitchell of Penobscot, Maine and others.
A Note on Parking.
As events are filling up, parking is becoming more limited. To help us work with this, please carpool, come a bit early or call in advance to arrange for a nearby drop off spot. Your support on this is greatly appreciated.