In this time of political and cultural strife, we are challenged to re-imagine our personal and collective capacities for hope, resilience, and work for justice. In recent years, the mass uncovering of layers of oppression- racism, xenophobia, climate chaos, corporatism, patriarchy- has left some folks shell-shocked and despairing, but galvanized as well to become a part of the resistance to that oppression.
The workshop will explore our emotional responses, our personal and collective wisdom, our fortitude and intentions for the work ahead, and our capacity for gratitude and other spiritual practices to ground ourselves for the journey. Group sharing, ritual, movement, and music will be the portals for this experience, building community and personal strength for the road ahead.
Barbara Ford offers this work on a gift economy basis. Participants offer a donation after considering the following three questions:
What is fair?
What can I afford?
What can I offer with joy?
The gift economy allows access for all, no matter financial circumstance, and grows community. Gift offerings for Barbara will be collected at the door.
Bio: Barbara Ford has been an activist, therapist, facilitator, singer, and artist with over thirty years. She has worked with individuals and groups, including faith groups, activists, intentional communities, non-profits, and schools. Skilled in working with groups with creativity, empathy, and humor, she often incorporates ritual, music, movement, and other creative activities to deepen the workshop experience. She has worked closely with eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, and offers workshops, classes, and webinars which explore the convergence of spirit, creativity, and the engaged life. More information on Barbara Ford.
Capacity is limited: Register here.