Culture — January 16, 2011
Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream
I recently attended the Pachamama Alliance symposium, Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream in Napa County, California. It was a thought provoking and heart opening event to say the least. If you get invited or have a chance to attend their symposium, make sure and go. You’ll be glad you did.
Through dynamic group interactions with other NGO’s in the Napa Valley, leading edge information and inspiring multimedia, everyone who participated in this half-day event was inspired to reconnect with their deep concern for our world and were empowered to make a difference.
Designed with the collaboration of some of the finest scientific, indigenous and activist minds in the world, the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium explores the current state of our planet from a new perspective, and connects participants with a powerful global movement to reclaim our future. . . The Symposium is an exploration of four timely questions:
1 – Where Are We?
An examination of the state of environmental, social and personal well-being
2 – How did We Get Here?
Tracing the root causes that lead to our current imbalance
3 – What’s Possible for the Future?
Discovering new ways of relating with each other, with the Earth and looking at the emerging Movement for change
4 – Where Do We Go from Here?
Considering the stand we want to be in the world and our personal and collective impact
If you are ready to be disturbed by the state of the world, inspired and moved to action, and to be introduced to a thriving community of committed cohorts, then attend a symposium and join the Pacahama Alliance in exploring the most critical concerns of our times, and discover new opportunities to make a real difference in accelerating the emergence of an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on this planet! . . . Scott Morrow, The Blue OK
In December 1997, Hill climbed 180 feet up a redwood tree she dubbed Luna to protest the logging of northern California's ancient redwood forests. She came down two years and eight days later, after negotiating a largely symbolic deal with Pacific Lumber to preserve Luna and surrounding trees. Her firsthand experience of destructive forest practices (only 3% of America's majestic ancient redwood forests remain) is extremely powerful, and her book records a courageous act of civil disobedience that places her squarely in the tradition of Thoreau.