Saturday, September 15, 2018
9 am-4 pm
Martin Luther King Room
As Elders, we will explore, decide, and act:
Seeing with new eyes- what really is happening to our Earth home.
Claiming our roles as Elders and our interconnection to all life.
Examining and choosing the ways we are called to act for our Earth home.
Be an Elder Standing for Earth and Humanity!
Through interactive processes from the Work that Reconnects, we will explore together how to reclaim our Elders’ moral voice — the voice that speaks for the welfare of all– protecting our grandchildren, restoring Mother Earth, and regenerating a flourishing world. We will have opportunities for truth-telling about the state of our world and the pain and gratitude we feel on its behalf. We will provide particular focus on the unjust effects on communities most at risk from climate chaos and on our planetary life support systems. And we’ll share our dreams of transforming our society towards health, justice, peace, and cooperation.
Lunch will be provided, with music presented by David Glover, entertainer and author of The New Old Age. The NOAM Singers & musicians will introduce “Boomer Music”, a new style of music written by David.
We will summarize the reality of our changing climate and the positive solutions available to combat this threat to all life. We will hear from Elders who have developed successful community organizing methods that we can adopt. We will divide into small groups by interest and region (a) to address climate action, social justice, intergenerational collaboration, or other themes that may arise; and (b) to create action plans for going forth. We will come together to report on these plans and our commitments thereof.
We will end by celebrating our elderhood and the restorative roles we have chosen.
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