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Joana Macy and Randy Hayes: Exploring the Changes that will save life on Earth
Date Thursday January 04
Time 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
Lakeshore United Methodist Church
1330 Lakeshore Avenue Oakland, CA 94606
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Author
"Exploring the Changes that will save life on Earth"
Joanna Macy and Randy Hayes in dialogue on The Great Turning

This Saturday from 10am to 3pm
Lakeshore United Methodist Church
1330 Lakeshore Avenue Oakland, CA 94606


You can view the flyer here: http://www.joannama cy.net/Jan% 2007%20-% 20flyer.pdf

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From Joanna's website http://www.joannama cy.net/html/ great.html :

"The Great Turning is a name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization.

The ecological and social crises we face are inflamed by an economic system dependent on accelerating growth. This self-destructing political economy sets its goals and measures its performance in terms of ever-increasing corporate profits--in other words by how fast materials can be extracted from Earth and turned into consumer products, weapons, and waste.

A revolution is underway because people are realizing that our needs can be met without destroying our world. We have the technical knowledge, the communication tools, and material resources to grow enough food, ensure clean air and water, and meet rational energy needs. Future generations, if there is a livable world for them, will look back at the epochal transition we are making to a life-sustaining society. And they may well call this the time of the Great Turning. It is happening now.

Whether or not it is recognized by corporate-controlle d media, the Great Turning is a reality. Although we cannot know yet if it will take hold in time for humans and other complex life forms to survive, we can know that it is under way. And it is gaining momentum, through the actions of countless individuals and groups around the world. To see this as the larger context of our lives clears our vision and summons our courage."

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Happy New Year Everyone!

Erin

Erin Fisher
(510)813-8479
erinfisher@comcast. net

Added to the calendar on Thursday Jan 4th, 2007 3:07 PM
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