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ReLearning Our Learning: Education, Permaculture & Leadership | Victoria, BC

May 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

How Education, Permaculture & Leadership Can Weave A New Future For All

This panel presentation of visionary creators will explore with us the relationship between education, permaculture & leadership – and how these various contexts can work symbiotically to give rise to a new future that is called into being. The panel discussion will be live-streamed so you can watch from anywhere in the world!


STARHAWK | http://www.starhawk.org/
Starhawk is one of the most respected voices in modern earth-based spirituality. She is the author or coauthor of twelve books, including the now-classic ecotopian novel The Fifth Sacred Thing, now in development for film and television. Starhawk’s most recent non-fiction book is The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, on group dynamics, power, conflict and communications.

She is a founder of Earth Activist Trainings (EAT), teaching permaculture design grounded in spirit and with a focus on organizing and activism. Together with Charles Williams and others, she co-teaches EAT courses in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. She also champions ‘social permaculture’: the application of permaculture principles to social organizations, policy and strategy. Since its first course in May of 2001, Earth Activist Trainings has graduated over 1000 students who now shepherd projects that range from community power-down strategies in Iowa City to water catchment programs in Bolivia, from inner city gardens in San Francisco to programs in the West Bank of Palestine.

Starhawk travels internationally, lecturing and teaching permaculture, earth-based spirituality and ritual, and the skills of activism. She lives part-time in San Francisco, in a collective house with her partner and friends. But much of her time is spent on Golden Rabbit Ranch in Western Sonoma County, where together with land manager Charles Williams she is developing a model of carbon-sequestering ranching, incorporating holistic management rotational grazing with sheep and goats, restorative forestry, food forests and perennial systems.

MARK LAKEMAN | http://www.cityrepair.orgMark/ Lakeman is the co-founder of the non-profit placemaking organization The City Repair Project, and principal of the community architecture and planning firm Communitecture. Mr. Lakeman is also an urban place-maker and permaculture designer, community design facilitator, and an inspiring catalyst in his very active commitment to the emergence of sustainable cultural landscapes everywhere. Every design project he is involved with furthers the development of a beneficial vision for human and ecological communities.

Whether this involves urban design and placemaking, ecological building, encourages community interaction, or assists those who typically do not have access to design services, Mark’s leadership has benefited communities across the North American continent. These include cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle, and Ottawa where City Repair Projects are underway.

Stories of Mr. Lakeman’s projects have been told widely, including in such publications as Dwell, Architecture Magazine, New Village Journal, Yes magazine, The Utne Reader, Permaculture Activist and many more. With City Repair, in 2003 Mark was awarded the National Lewis Mumford Award by the international organization Architects & Planners for Social Responsibility for his work with Dignity Village, one of the United States’ first self-developed, permanent communities by and for previously homeless people.

BRANDY GALLAGHER | http://www.ourecovillage.org/
Brandy has worked in Community Development circles for the past 24 years with a focus of ‘recreating the commons’ and having alternative economy as a basis within trade/barter, gift economy and service to the common good. Within this culture shift is the opportunity for ‘redefining value’ and creating models, legal/regulatory work that supports the allowance of holistic design of systems (both human and built environment systems!). Mobilizing 10’s of thousands of peoples to work together towards a seemingly impossible vision to rebecoming villagers, urban or rural, in a way that regenerates land and attempts to protect our collective future for generations to come.

If you aren’t in Victoria BC and/or cannot join us in person, you can join us online (by donation) – there’s 2 ways to do so.
1) FACEBOOK LIVE will be broadcasting LIVE to this event page – video only (you can watch, but not participate)
2) STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS will be hosting the live WEBINAR version, which will allow our guests to chat with each other, answer polls and questions from our speakers, and ask questions OF the speakers during the Q&A.

This is a fundraiser event for Victoria’s newest school…
love-based, nature-centric, world-shifting..
launching fall 2017 | www.xploration2017.com

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May 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Xploration Centre


Sunset Labs
400 Herald Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4R4 Canada
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