Social Justice, Building Bridges of Diversity

Indigenous Voices Panel

Sweetwater will open the panel with a 30 minute talk on Decolonizing our Activism To heal from historical trauma, you must first understand how colonization has impacted indigenous people. By acknowledging our collective past…

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Emotional Literacy & Reading Human Landscapes

Are you emotionally intelligent? Do you know what is going on inside yourself and others? Can you ‘read’ human landscapes like you read land systems? The dominant culture has not supported us in being…

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Pollinating the Permaculture Paradigm: Blooming Biodiversity’s Global Permaculture Journey

Bloom and Anahata have travelled globally with their organization, the Blooming Biodiversity Permaculture network, living at and visiting a rich diversity of Eco-villages, intentional communities, indigenous farms, and Permaculture projects. Bloom and Anahata have…

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Return of the village: Tao of Sustaining Self and Community is a feedback loop.

Recognize and implement sustainable models through evaluative measure from systems theory to shift the paradigm. Regenerative and collaborative Leadership as a means to support full purpose realization for all participants of a system. What…

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Social Permaculture Playshop: Clowning Theory and Praxis for Earth Activists

Let's play: tap into the wisdom of your body as a force for activist self-care and cultural critique. You’ve heard that these times are dire and urgent, right? So isn’t it time we had…

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Certified Permaculture Caretakers Program

This is a permaculture training and land access program that is nested into a larger back to the land and emergent culture movement. Certified permaculture caretakers is a program that offers training in permaculture…

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Designing for Resilience

Lets talk about how to use Permaculture Design that supports people and the planet, from the bottom up! Brandi Mack, AKA, Mama B, will share her 5 steps to Resilient design that support people…

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Introduction to Permaculture

Laying an important foundation to the 2018 Permaculture Convergence, this intro class will give a brief overview of the origins of permaculture from the 1970s in Austrialia until the present in the US, with…

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Place Justice with City Repair

Sharing Power through Co-Collaborative Placemaking For this workshop, Ridhi D-Cruz and I will start by giving an overview of The City Repair Project. We will explain what the organization represents, how the Village Building…

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Intentional Communities: The Unfolding Story

A panel discussion on the intentional communities movement - past, present, and future. Join us for a panel discussion on the future of the intentional communities movement. Where have we been, what is happening…

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Place Justice with City Repair Project

We will explore case studies of placemaking work we are doing with marginalized communities. City Repair has over 20 years of experience with grassroots, community-initiated placemaking in Portland, Oregon. Our model for building place-based…

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Cultivating Resilience Through Defending the Sacred

Speaking to lessons learned from her time at Standing Rock, indigenous grandmother Winona LaDuke reminds us, “I do not enjoy my time fighting bad guys, or as [John] Trudell would say 'keeping the beast…

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Empathy & Allyship

Discussion + Council, open to all, to dive deep as a collective of intense and beautiful experiencers that can come into fertile listening and empathy with as we build a bridge called allyship and…

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Decolonizing Feminism

How the Feminist movement disregards Racism, Slavery and Colonialism as sources that contribute to the oppression of Women of Color Envisioning a Decolonized Feminist Movement. Where we decolonize knowledge and build an anti-capitalist society.…

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FairShare: The People’s Permaculture

Interactive discussion that strategizes The People's use of the permaculture power tool! Come join Town and City Permaculture as they facilitate another interactive and invigorating workshop. That will implore participants to really delve into…

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Ceremony for Male Vulnerability

An interactive healing dialogue focused on male vulnerability. Urban Healer's Ceremony for Male Vulnerability is an opportunity for mvn (men+vulnerability) to create deeper bonds of emotional support through the healing power of sharing vulnerability.…

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The “New Masculine”

Evolution is calling for the emergence a 'New Masculine', one that is integrated, awake, agentic, and active; come heed the call and accelerate your evolution! This experiential and interactive workshop will have you learn…

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Restoring Cannabis Therapies for Access and Holistic Healthcare.

Restoring Cannabis Therapies for Access and Holistic Healthcare. In this workshop, Forrest Hurd and Douglas Reil will explore the history of compassion programs, the impacts of legalization, the work with the Bureau of Cannabis…

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Radical Relations: Embodied Connections for Social Healing

Re-Membering Ourselves Through the Felt-Sense of Connection. Remembering how to be in relationship to all of life, human and more-than-human, is no small task in a time of distress and disconnection. In this workshop,…

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