Welcome to the Delaware River Valley Community page of the new Pachamama Alliance Commons! It’s good to see more and more of our “family” join us. We think this will be a convenient way to keep in touch and share information about what we're all up to. We look forward to some vibrant conversations!
P.S. Join us for our next Community Meeting on Sunday, December 3. See Marty’s post below for details.
Awakening the Dreamer Symposium
at Center for Environmental Transformation, October, 2017
On Friday, October 13, two members (Marty and June) of the Delaware River Valley Community brought the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium to the Center for Environmental Transformation in the city of Camden, NJ. Among the many activities of CFET is a series of “experiential learning retreats geared toward gaining a greater understanding of the principles of environmental justice and sustainability, thereby preparing adults and young adults to be educators in their neighborhoods, places of work or education, and home faith communities.”
A group of students from Villanova University spent a week of immersion experiences at CFET learning about local solutions to environmental challenges. The Awakening the Dreamer Symposium was the final activity of the week for this lively, thoughtful and deeply committed group of young adults.
It was an extremely moving experience for Marty and me, knowing that these young people will carry the torch of engaged action forward in this world. As the program drew to a close, and the students tied bracelets on each other’s wrists, they each spoke their experience in a single word or phrase. Among tears and smiles we heard: passionate, empowered, aware, joyous, generous, creative, hopeful, enlightened and connected and, from us, grateful for this opportunity.
“‘Drawdown’ is that point in time when the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begins to decline on a year-to-year basis.”
~Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming~
Edited by Paul Hawken www.Drawdown.org ;
December Community Meeting
DRV Community Gathering @ Teresa's home (Cherry Hill)
Sunday, December 3rd, 3 PM - 6 PM
Please plan to come at 2:45 so we can begin promptly at 3 PM.
At our meeting, we'll hear from DRV Community member @Donna Salvadore who's been working with the Lenape Tribe of Delaware. Donna will focus on the current situation and possible next steps in our relationship with the Tribe..
Also, Pachamama Alliance is piloting an exciting new program based on the recent work of Paul Hawken, Drawdown. We'll take a look at how this program can be used to expand the possibilities of effective action for our community.
As usual, we will have a delicious potluck supper after the meeting at 6 pm.
If you’d like to stay, please bring a vegan or vegetarian dish to share.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, December 3rd. Please RSVP by Nov. 30 to @June at firstname.lastname@example.org or @Marty at 856-266-7331.
Other events of interest, including events being presented by members of our DRV community:
Creating A Ceremonial Fan with Navajo Artisan Travis Cambridge
Sat, Nov 4, 2017, 11:00 AM –Sun, Nov 5, 2017, 3:00 PM
Village of the Arts, 2544 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19133
For more information, contact DRV Member Dan Bailiff, email@example.com.
Eda Zavala Lopez, Peruvian Curandera Shaman, Sunday, Nov. 12, 1-4:30 pm, Enlightened Solutions Cafe, 6412 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor, NJ. “LOCAL VOICES FOR GLOBAL HEALING”, Lecture and Healing Ceremony.
Are you ready to heal and release any illusion or momentary escape which
imprisons your true being and higher calling? Allow Eda to guide, inspire
and to teach you to call the light back within and liberate your soul, with
Eda’s deep & profound connection to Mother Earth and her life long healing
and wellness practices. * Depending on the weather, we will go to the
beach for a Mother Earth Healing Ceremony. (Donation, $30)
Eda’s website: http://www.edazavalalopez.com/
For more information click here and/or to register contact Micki Roth, 856-745-8311.
“Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples”, Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 3 to 5pm, Weavers Way Mercantile, 542 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA
Facilitated by lifelong scholars, activists and Pachamama Alliance members Lynne Iser and Rabbi Mordechai Liebling
The Toward Right Relationship Project was developed by the Boulder Friends Meeting, in response to calls from Indigenous leaders at the United Nations and the World Council of Churches. Explore our original relationships and actions with Native people tracing the historic and ongoing impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery -- the 15th-century justification for European subjugation of non-Christian peoples. The intention is to better understand how we can begin to take actions toward “right relationship”. Suggestions for continued study, reflection, and action will be provided. $5 donation.
Pachamama Annual Fundraising Luncheon, New York City, Thursday, November 16. Join our Luncheon to reconnect with our current work to permanently protect the Sacred Headwaters of the Amazon and engage with issues around climate change and democracy. No charge for luncheon, donation opportunity. For more information, click here and contact Marty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 856-266-7331 to register.
Pachamama Alliance Global Conference Call: Replay Guest Speaker: John Perkins, co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance in a conversation about “Building a Better Reality”. You can listen to the replay here:
Bonus link: Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming: Click here.for more information.
Please contact @Marty with information about upcoming events at email@example.com
Together, let us create "an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on the planet" today and every day.
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