Date(s) - Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019
9:30 am MDT - 5:30 pm MDT
Jefferson Unitarian Church
Event Sponsor and Host
Boundless in Motion
with Kazu Haga, Emma Schoenberg, Erin Kassis, and Kritee (Kanko)
From the organizer:
In these times of climate emergency, our social systems are being torn apart, our economic systems have created historic levels of wealth disparity, and earth’s life supporting ecosystems are on the brink of collapse. The need for a powerful direct action movement that nurtures a radical, fundamental transformation has never been greater. Yet our need is not only a transformation of systems and laws and policies. What we yearn for is a fundamental transformation of our hearts, our values and our relationships – to ourselves, to each other, and to the earth.
The concept of “Fierce Vulnerability” is an attempt to build such a movement. A movement that understands the assertiveness that is needed to address the crises of our times. A movement that sees social change as a radical act of healing. A movement that knows that each of us needs to heal as much as those we may feel compelled to blame. A movement that knows that violence hurts all parties. A movement that will never see any individual as disposable, undeserving of dignity, or incapable of transformation. Fierce Vulnerability is born of the conviction that our vulnerability is our greatest strength. Vulnerability makes us whole, and that wholeness is the only thing that can undo generations of investment in plunder and exploitation.
This workshop will explore what it might look like to enter into movement spaces with the courage to be our whole selves, sometimes courageous, sometimes fearful, sometimes clear, sometimes confused, sometimes joyous, sometimes grieving, often a mixture of all of these. We seek to bring ourselves as we are, in service to life, growing in our capacity to be fierce in our vulnerability and vulnerable in our ferocity.
This event is hosted by Boundless in Motion.
For more information, see the event website here.
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