Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Women and men of the Columbia Gorge are invited to participate in “Active Hope” on March 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trout Lake Abbey, in Trout Lake, Wash. (The event was rescheduled from its earlier date due to the February snowstorms.)
The retreat is designed for those who are concerned and committed to action in the face of our climate emergency. It will be grounded in the work of Joanna Macy, an internationally known Buddhist scholar, writer, educator and systems thinker.
“With climate change happening at an alarming rate and the future of all that we love at stake, we will gather to share our concern, strengthen our resolve, activate our hope, and deepen our compassion,” said Vicky Stifter, a member of the organizing team.
The gathering is sponsored by the Mama Bear Project, a diverse group of Gorge-area women who gather regularly to connect, educate, inspire and act on behalf of Mother Earth and her inhabitants.
The cost of the retreat is $35 for those registered by March 6 ($40 after March 6). The cost includes lunch. Limited scholarship funds are available.
To register or learn more, contact Beth Hartwell at 541-490-4105 or visit mamabearproject.com. The registration deadline is March 12.
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