Welcome to Elder Activists for Social Justice
3rd Thursday of each month 9 - 10:30 am PDT / 12 - 1:30 pm EDT
We participate together over ZOOM in a lightly facilitated, educational and interactive conversation. We have time to deep dive into our topics using an Elder and Social Justice lens- always provocative, meaningful and community-oriented.
We began, 3 years ago, by looking at issues related to racism, white privilege, wealth inequality and Islamophobia, and have recently studied Native people’s history, reconciliation and the moral voice of an elder. Each month’s topic grows from the previous months and the interests of those attending.
Approximately two weeks before each meeting we may post resources about our subject which include relevant readings, videos, articles, and introspective questions. Our meeting format is participatory, and everyone has a chance to interact and share. All meetings are via ZOOM- click for instruction and access to Zoom conferencing. ALL ARE WELCOME
Our next Community Conversation will be on
Thursday, October 18
9 - 10:30 am PDT / 12 - 1:30 pm EDT
Our topic for our next Community Conversation on Oct 18, 9am-10:30 am, will be around the wonderful talk that Michael Meade offers on Elderhood- with our increased time, we will be able to a deep dive into conversation together. Here is more about the podcast:
https://www.livingmyth.org/living-myth-podcast-80-a-crisis-of-truth/Listen to podcast HERE
This episode of Living Myth begins with the disturbing display of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on the world stage. After establishing the importance of truth and justice on both cultural and individual levels, Michael Meade laments the loss of elders throughout modern life. What follows is a consideration of the differences between the genuine elder and the reverse-elders, who destroy ideals and are unable to enhance life. Meade then turns to the idea of the soul’s adventure and the necessity of people at this time to find the inner sage and wise elder in their heart no matter what their age might be.
“The elder is not a person, but like youth, it is a state of mind or soul, and in a way everyone has an inner sage or an elder in their soul, and so it doesn’t require that people become older to become wiser, it just requires that all of us, at whatever age we might be wake up to the wisdom inside, to the inner sage and the visionary elder waiting to be recognized within.”
How to Join the Conversation
We will be using Zoom video conferencing, which is very easy to access by computer or regular telephone. If you choose to use your tablet or smartphone, be sure to download the Zoom app ahead of time. We will be starting each meeting on time so please connect 15 minutes before the call so that the host can help with any technical difficulties or questions you may have. Once the call starts the host will be not be able to help with connection issues. Once you are connected via Zoom you are welcome mute your microphone and turn off your video until just before the meeting starts - or you may enjoy chatting with others in the meeting while you wait.
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Learn more about what we have been discussing: See our Examining the Roots of Injustice webinar- Watch it HERE
And see our Elders in Right Relationship with Today's World two session webinars- Watch them HERE