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Feb 25

Nourishing Community: What, Why, How

February 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Donation only

The key to surviving and thriving in this precarious time is to cultivate healthy relationships with ourselves, others, and the local ecosystem. We need community now more than ever. Unfortunately, we live in an atomized, increasingly disconnected society. Loneliness is epidemic. Many people want to feel more connected, but they don’t know where to start.

We want to offer some ideas about how to start growing your community — regardless of where you might be in the process. We will also share some tips about community health and sustainability.

* What we mean by “community”

* Why we need community, both individually and collectively

Some possible topics for the longer workshop:

* What makes *you* a good community member? (how to identify useful individual-level skills, e.g., good personal boundaries, communication skills, willingness to step down off the soap box, etc.)

* Cautionary tales from communities gone wrong (e.g., too much emphasis on ideological purity, decision-making structures that are too complicated and unwieldy, all work and no play)

* Why you can’t design your ideal community (because community forms organically out of relationships, becoming greater than the sum of its parts, in ways that are outside left-brain logic)

* Change is a feature, not a bug: how to weather community transitions

* Community “glue”: accumulating time, meals, experiences together; shared vision/goals; rituals and traditions; etc.

* Dealing effectively with conflict

* The importance of cultivating a relationship to place — grounding practices for individuals and communities

* So you actually want to LIVE together: next steps


February 25
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Donation only
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Awakenings Studio
Awakenings is located at 1016 SE 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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