Gathering for Gaia – Free Monthly Online Workshops

Updated on September 8, 2020

A series of free monthly online workshops, Gathering for Gaia, was launched on August 20, 2020 7:00-8:30 PM and continues on the third Thursday of each month – September 17, October 15, November 19, and December 17, 2020 with follow up meetings in 2021.

Gathering for Gaia facilitators Rebecca Selove and Valerie Martin will use the spiral framework and practices from The Work That Reconnects (WTR), pioneered by Joanna Macy, Ph.D. and many other contributors of WTR Network to address people’s concerns about the suffering of and within our Earth home (Gaia) in all forms – from climate change and harmful agricultural practices to systemic racism and police brutality, and everything in between.  

Zoom details for each month’s gathering will be sent the morning of the workshop to folks who have registered.

Please feel free to join our Facebook group Gathering for Gaia and register for each month’s workshop via the online form. For more information, please contact us via email in the flyer below.

Flyer for the workshop series

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