The Magic of Co-Creation in L.A.
Join Reclaiming LA and Project Butterfly in association with Green Festival, Gather Green, LA Permaculture Guild, Burbank Green Alliance, Evolver LA, Elevate, Ecotopia, Growcology, Create:Fixate, LA Eco Village, Oshunmare, Joyful Activist, Mindshare LA, LuvAmp Project, Manifiesta, Holistic Esq., Leaders Causing Leaders and more to celebrate the Winter Solstice and Empowering Group Co-Creations with STARHAWK!
"The Magic of Co-Creation: Building Power in Groups" Workshop with Starhawk
From Cairo to Wall Street, all over the world people are coming together to create change, organizing without top-down leadership or hierarchies. In thousands of groups everywhere, people work together to create everything from community gardens to media to new ways of living. Such circles can be enormously creative and empowering, but they can also be cumbersome and frustrating. Yet when they work well, they liberate our imagination and change the world.
In her latest book, The Empowerment Manual, A Guide for Collaborative Groups, Starhawk draws on four decades of experience in circles and collectives to show us how to foster connection, clear communication and positive power in ourselves and our groups.
In this workshop, we will use the tools of magic, meditation, trance, and ritual to explore issues of personal and social power. We'll look at ways to create nurturing and healing group structures, to deal with difficult people and embrace constructive conflict. We'll raise and focus group energy to celebrate our connectedness and nurture resilient communities that can be joyful and effective agents of change.
Winter Solstice Ritual
After the workshop and a delicious organic meal, we will celebrate the longest night of the year with a Winter Solstice ritual and Spiral Dance led by Starhawk and Reclaiming LA. In support of those in recovery, this ritual is also drug and alcohol free. Please honor us and the sacred by keeping it so. All are welcome.
Program Schedule :: Saturday | 17 December 2011
11:45am :: Doors open for workshop
12:00-3:00pm :: “The Magic of Co-Creation” Workshop
3:00-4:00pm :: Delicious Organic Vegetarian meal by Sabor (optional)
3:30-4:00pm :: Doors open for Winter Solstice Ritual
4:00-6:00pm :: Winter Solstice Ritual
6:00-8:00pm :: Post-ritual socializing
Starhawk is one of the most respected voices in modern Goddess religion and earth-based spirituality. She has authored or coauthored twelve books, including the classic The Spiral Dance and The Fifth Sacred Thing, now in development as a feature film. A veteran of progressive movements, and deeply committed to bringing the techniques and creative power of spirituality to political activism, Starhawk directs and teaches Earth Activist Trainings, which combine a Permaculture design certificate course with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism.
About Reclaiming LA ::
Reclaiming LA is a community of women and men in the greater Los Angeles area who celebrate earth-based spirituality in support of justice in all its forms – environmental, social, political, racial, gender, and economic.
About Project Butterfly ::
Project Butterfly’s mission is to cross-pollinate with other individuals and organizations that are actively engaged in positive transformation. Project Butterfly is devoted to holding space for visionaries, educators, guides, healers, artists, and activists to communicate their vision, heal our planet, and create unity through community.
Fais Do Do Ballroom
5257 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
*Conveniently located between West LA and Downtown L.A.
*Carpooling, biking and public transit encouraged!
Flyer by Midori Takata.