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2 Session webinar, Sundays, August 12 and 26, 2-4 pm PDT

by ZOOM,  https://zoom.us/j/154806703

Conscious Elders Network/ Elder Activists for Social Justice- Molly Arthur and Molly Brown

How can we be elders in this current culture, facing the social injustices in our lifetimes and in our lineage,

and proclaiming our moral voice for a better world?

If you missed the first session on August 12, please still join us by listening to the recording of the session ( one hour) first and registering and joining us on August 26. Try to read some of the first webinar resources too. And here are the resources for the second webinar. You do not have to have read the resources, but we think they are informative and provocative- so take some time to get to them at any convenient time, they are pertinent before and after the webinars! 

What is needed of us -- as elders -- in today's world? In a time and society that has lost its connection with Nature and our original earth-centered traditions and lineages, where do we find the role models that will guide us in discovering our roles and responsibilities as elders?  How can we use our years of life experience, our perspective, wisdom, and resources to contribute to the healing of our world?

 

As we wrestle with these questions, we commit ourselves to understanding how we got here -- the explicit truth of our history as Americans. To determine the best way forward, we must understand our past -- the colonists, missionaries, slave-holders and capitalists that have built our American empire. We will look at the unvarnished truth of what we are living today -- so that we can activate ourselves to compel a caring and thriving future.

 

We will open our eyes and hearts, and discover how we can work together to be true Elders and stand up for what is morally needed of us.  This is the moment to reclaim our moral voice -- the voice that speaks for the welfare of all, and holds accountable those who perpetuate a long continuing history of dominance, division, exploitation, and greed. This is our Sacred Activism -- which springs from our inner urging to create our legacy for future generations -- protecting all our children and grandchildren, restoring Mother Earth and regenerating a flourishing world.  

 

Our time together will be framed by the exploration of current social injustices and their effects on people, especially communities most at risk from climate chaos and our planetary life support systems, questioning: How did we get here? Where are we now? How is this affecting us as Elders in our service to the world? How can we reconnect with all beings within the web of life?  

"Raícism, or rootedness, is the choice to bear witness to our specific, contradictory historical identities in relationship to one another. It is an accounting of the debts and assets we have inherited, and acknowledging the precise nature of that inheritance is an act of spiritual and political integrity."   Aurora Levins Morales

 

Come join a deep examination of our elderhood and our needed, pivotal role in restoring our legacy to our children and grandchildren and to all life. How can we elders find truly right relationship with today's crisis-ridden world?

Webinar Resources:

Webinar 1 RESOURCES

Webinar 2 RESOURCES 

 

To begin with read this article:  Embracing rootedness and radical genealogy- the legacy of relationships can be a blunt instrument for change, by Aurora Levins Morales

And Please share with your Facebook friends CLICK HERE 

 

WHEN
August 26, 2018 at 2pm - 4pm
WHERE
ZOOM -- https://zoom.us/j/154806703
CONTACT
Molly Arthur ·
55 RSVPS
Cindy Lanese Judith Blackburn Kelly Doughty john Sorensen Ursula Popp Roslyn Langdon Lynda Benham Pam Nichols Elly Crichton Stuart Nancy Kern Jobeth Anderson Julie Engel Kathy Sipple Francesca Scafuto Nancy Coiro Sarah Younger Patty Boucha Deborah Fink Jane Hughes Gignoux Arnd Wächter Ingrid Lawrence Anelle Kloski Brigitte Kupt Sally McAfee George Swingler Vici Wolff Royce Truex Francesca Maxime Lynn Miller Rachael Pruitt susan o'connell Ingrid Kepler-May Stephanie King Irene Leung Peta Hudson Eleni Oikonomou Mike Abkin Barbara Noblin Marinell Daniel Louise Karr Geoff Ainscow Nancy Margulies judy loring Sharon Penning cindy learner JoAnne Dodgson Julie Seymour Tru Dunha

Will you come?