We are living in challenging times. Join us to hold space for ourselves and our communities through restorative group processes.
About this Event
ACTIVE HOPE AND RESILIENCE IN A TIME OF CRISIS- A community event held by Extinciton Rebellion Tweed Valley.
Saturday the 19th of September
Holy Trinity Church Uki
1473 Kyogle Rd, Uki NSW 2484
Cost $15 donation (all proceeds go to venue hire, supplies and to donate to a group we wil l choose on the day.
We are living through difficult times, witnessing immense growing social injustices and the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth. Many of us feel called to act, and while political engagement is crucial, many are also asking, how do we sustain ourselves on this journey? How do we live with the fear, heartbreak and anger? How do we create a regenerative culture from within as we move toward a life-sustaining culture and society? How can we recognise the extent of the solutions needed if we cannot fully feel the depth of our despair?
We build resilience when we come together and share our grief and our love for the world. To advocate and re-organise human society for the flourishing of life we ourselves must return again and again to the ground of our own aliveness. This workshop will offer embodied and experiential practices to support you in doing this. We will make space to mourn what is being lost and to rediscover the energy to take action. We prioritise restorative practices that nourish self and community.
The Work That Reconnects (WTR) www.workthatrecconects.org is an open-source body of work that has its roots in the teachings and experiential methods of Joanna Macy. It is a form of group work that uses experience-based activities to help participants connect with one another and with the intelligence, and self-healing powers, of life on Earth.
The workshop will be facilitated by:
Ahri Tallon is a youth worker, community organiser and community development worker based in Murwillumbah, NSW; Moorang-Moobar of the Bundjalung language group. After working in systems advocacy and campaigning organisations for most of his life his interest has transitioned towards community work where he seeks opportunities to work with young men to support healthy masculinity, mental health, positive identities and community participation. His long-term goal is to find ways to weave together youth work, rites of passage, economic development and regenerative farming through a local place based community development approach.