Compassionate Communities Fostering Climate, Social & Economic Justice
Sunday April 27th from 12:30 – 5:30pm
Pigott Auditorium on Seattle University
Come collaborate on the critical issues of our time! Learn, connect with groups working on the issues, make art, and develop a better understanding of what we all can do to be part of the solution.
350 Seattle will talk about the realities of climate change, and the need for collective action. Compassionate Seattle will challenge us to come from a place of compassion and healing intent in all our actions. And Backbone Campaign will host The Canopy Collective, an eco-feminist cooperative, to provide anti-oppression trainings that build capacity for collaboration and collective liberation. And more workshops offered by other allied groups.
There will be a focus on anti-oppression work, homelessness and housing, at-risk youth, compassionate education, health, alternative economies, and other facets of economic justice, as well as the many levels of what we can do locally about the climate emergency, and what climate justice is all about.
Our goal is to build our community’s capacity for collective impact to promote tipping point changes in policies and practices! We all feel the discomforts of suffering and injustice. In coming together we can find hope, joy, and power.
We’ll have inspiring speakers, workshops, breakout sessions, performers, dialog, and a Compassion Activation Station where everyone is invited to participate in making art for the involved organizations as a response to the call for a more engaged community.
Allied Organizations also Presenting: Idle No More, Wamend, Kathleen Dean Moore, SalishSea.org, Got Green?, Rising Tide Seattle, King County Committee To End Homelessness, Faith and Family Homelessness Project of Seattle University, Church Council of Greater Seattle, O.S.P.I., Youth N Action/WSU, Unleash the Brilliance, Compassionate Listening, Youth Ambassadors, Tools for Change, Seeds of Compassion, Center for Mindfulness, Queen Ann UMC/The Well, Compassion Games, Global Climate Convergence, and Discover Giving.. Thanks to Sierra Club for helping with printing & more.
Thanks to Seattle U and the Sustainable Student Action Club for the space!
Schedule: Formal Event 12:30-5:30*
12:30-1:30: Lunch and Program Opening w/ main speaker Kathleen Dean Moore, a Blessing w/ Sweetwater Nannauck of Idle No More, Music and performances with youth from Unleash The Brilliance & more.
1:45-2:40: First set of 55 min workshops (or 2 hour workshops continue over both slots)
2:50-3:45: Second set of 55 min workshops
4:00-5:10: Community dialogue to cross-pollinate, sharing insights & intentions
5:10-5:30: Interactive Closing
5:30-6:30: post-event art, mingling and tabling
*Backbone will also host additional Anti-Oppression training from 9am – 12pm, & 1:45-5:00pm.
**All-ages Art & Imagery Station All Day from 11:30-6:30