From Capitalist Patriarchy to Ecological Feminism
La Terre Institute for Community and Ecology
22500 Rue La Terre, Kiln, MS.
Nov. 16-18, 2018
Inspired by the philosophy of radical ecofeminist Dr. Vandana Shiva, this weekend will focus on fostering the culture of life in a practical way through discussions centered on local economies, Earth Democracy, and food sovereignty. Dr. Shiva describes Earth Democracy as a non-violent response to a war that threatens to destroy us all, even the “victors.” At the heart of this response is Shakti, the active, divine feminine energy that creates and renews the universe. Shiva claims that this energy is needed in our society today to bring forth sustainable and regenerative livelihoods. Such livelihoods create the hope for a culture that rejuvenates the Earth and her gifts to us while creating autonomous and decentralized local communities that will reverse the destructive path of patriarchal, linear thought. In line with Gandhi’s philosophy of Sarvodaya, Earth Democracy calls for universal liberation through our limitless creative potential to create local, people-centered communities which balance the feminine and masculine in order to bring about justice and peace.
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(The main program starts at Noon Saturday, but all are invited to the Shakti Fire Celebration and Morning Yoga preceding the program.)
6:00 Arrival & Orientation. Please arrive by 6:00
7:00 Shakti Fire Celebration
9:00 Morning Yoga
Noon Arrival & Orientation. Please arrive by Noon
1-2:30 An Introduction to Shaki and Ecofeminism
2:45-4:15 Paths Beyond Global Social and Ecological Crisis. Led by John Clark.
4:30-5:30 Eco-Agriculture Participant Mobilization
5:45-6:30 Food Prep and Food Sovereignty Lesson
6:30-8:00 Group Potluck Dinner
8:00-10:15 How to Let Go of the World and Love All Things Climate Can’t Change
9:00 Morning Yoga.
10:30-11:30 Positive Models of Social and Ecological Integrity: Sarvodaya, Chiapas, Rojava.
11:30-12:30 Growing Food and Restablizing Our Inner Dignity, Sovereignty and Freedom.
2:00-4:30 Plant Walk.