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Awakening the Dreamer Symposium

Vinit Allen

The Awakening the Dreamer Symposium—created by The Pachamama Alliance in San Francisco—is a powerful interactive workshop featuring compelling videos including Van Jones, Bishop Desmond Tutu and many others. It has been delivered by skilled facilitators in over 80 countries since 2005

We (my team of 4) are hosting this event at the Jubilee Hall in downtown Asheville for the local community. The Symposium serves as a catalyst to discover how we can make a positive difference (both personally and collectively) in the 3 main arenas it addresses: environmental sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment—giving us a sense of grounded optimism and motivation to engage. We will identify how to be part of existing efforts within our local community and thus help create the kind of world we know is possible starting with where we live.