Active Hope: Striving for sustainability in a climate-challenged world

Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

TOTO Gallery
500 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL

An experiential gathering exploring ways to be present in this time of climate disruption with compassion and strength.

When you think about ushering in a sustainable world during this time of climate disruption, do you feel hopeful? Overwhelmed? Exhilarated? Devastated? Numb? Can you envision a world where we figure out how to live justly, compassionately, sustainably, with a healthy climate?

In this experiential gathering, we will explore ways to be fully present to this challenging time we live in, not to figure out specific answers, but to tap into our creativity to connect with what matters to us. Together, we will get a taste of the Work That Reconnects, an innovative group process that brings forth our ability to act on behalf of the world we hope for, a world that will sustain future generations of all life.

Registration requested via Eventbrite.   $25.

This event is sponsored by the Japanese Cultural Center and TOTO Chicago Gallery.

About the speaker:

Kathleen Rude fell in love with the natural world as a young child and found her voice for environmental activism at age 10. She has a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and an M.S. in Natural Resources. Kathleen began her career as an environmental writer. Her studies of indigenous spiritual practice eventually led her to become a shamanic practitioner and ceremonial leader. She has been mentored by Joanna Macy and is a senior facilitator of The Work That Reconnects. Kathleen is affiliated with the Joanna Macy Center at Naropa in Boulder, CO. In addition to her Active Hope workshops, she also runs workshops on environmental awareness and Earth-based spirituality. Kathleen has published her first novel, The Redemption of Red Fire Woman. She is a board member of Nuclear Energy Information Service, a nuclear power watchdog organization, opposing nuclear power and promoting sustainable renewable energy. She is currently working on a non-fiction book, How to Become An Every Day Difference Maker.

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