Date(s) - October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Kirstin Edelglass, a wilderness guide and psychosynthesis counselor, has been studying with Joanna Macy and facilitating the Work That Reconnects for almost two decades. Since 2011, she has assisted Joanna in leading this fall program at Rowe and in 2014 began co-leading the Earth Leadership Cohort – an annual program immersing young adults in this work and building strong communities of spiritual activists.
Assisting Kirstin will be Solomon Botwick-Ries, a farmer, food-justice organizer, and member of the fourth Earth Leadership Cohort; and Anne Goodwin, a songleader and climate activist who practices the Work That Reconnects in the Boston area.
Kirstin Edelglass, with Solomon Botwick-Ries, and Anne Goodwin
Join Kirstin, Solomon, and Anne for this workshop on the Work That Reconnects, an interactive body of work known worldwide for empowering activists in movements for social justice and ecological protection. Joanna Macy and her colleagues have been developing and refining this dynamic theory and practice over the course of four decades, inspiring many thousands of people to engage wholeheartedly in The Great Turning to a life-sustaining society. Joanna, an exemplar of the ideals and values that are at the heart of The Rowe Center, has offered these workshops for 33 years, and now it is the turn of a new generation to carry on what she began. Joanna writes: “I wish I were coming myself, but I’m thrilled to know that experienced, brilliant, and openhearted Kirstin Edelglass will be facilitating. There is no one that I have loved co-facilitating with more.”
A current evolving edge of the work is to address actively the systemic roots of power, privilege, and oppression in our society in order to create spaces that are respectful and inviting for all. Drawing on Living Systems Theory, Buddhist thought and practice, and Deep Ecology, the Work That Reconnects offers a way of seeing the world as our larger living body, helping us re-examine the harmful assumptions and attitudes that now threaten all communities of life on Earth. Learn how to be fully present to the suffering of our world and experience a shift from feelings of despair and apathy to enthusiasm for collaborative action and collective liberation.
Registration are closed for this event.