|Re: Conference intensives registration||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Katherine (1stkatheegmail.com)|
|Date: Fri, 3 May 2019 07:47:58 -0700 (PDT)|
I’m interested and live in Oregon so can stay a bit longer easily. Keep me in the loop. Katherine Lavine mobile messaging > On May 1, 2019, at 5:52 AM, Raines Cohen <rc3-coho-L [at] raines.com> wrote: > > On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 3:25 AM Jerry Koch-Gonzalez < > jerry [at] sociocracyforall.org> wrote: >> >> Raines, could you say more what you are doing (and where) with > Ecovillagers >> post cohousing conference? I have a free Monday morning. > > Thanks for asking, Jerry. Look for more to be confirmed in the next week, > but the short form is: > > Several folks from Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) and the > Global EcoVillage Network (GEN) will be at the cohousing conference. This > includes myself, Crystal Farmer, Sky Blue, Yana Ludwig, and more, including > folks developing cohousing as part of EcoVillages from all over. Others are > already in the PDX area, or can make it down from British Columbia or up > from California or the Southwest, and beyond. > > We are getting together after the conference for several days of planning > meetings to build the GENNA Alliance, the still-emerging North American > network that integrates US and Canadian networks of communities -- mostly > internal work, but starting with Monday of more outward, public-facing > conversations, including some of interest to cohousers, and room for > extended conversations on topics that the conference could only touch on > in the brief session slots available, or that didn't fit in the conference > schedule, such as: > > * Sustainability beyond "Green Building" - our communities' relationship to > nature and the people who came before us and who will come later > * Aging in Community: Not just Senior Cohousing, but how even > intergenerational cohousing can integrate spirit and purpose in later life. > Plus a deep dive on the Squirrel Fund, a newly-emerging financial tool that > we can use to prevent displacement among seniors in our cohousing > neighborhoods. > * Economic Justice and inclusivity in how we define our movements - what > are our growing edges? > * Research: Beyond Academia, what do we need to know about ourselves as a > movement? > * Affordable Housing (including perhaps a field trip to a local community > serving people without homes, built on cohousing principles) > * Effective Decision-making and group development tools, integrating > outside perspectives (I bet this one could use some sociocratic > perspective, hint hint) > > While some topics are being planned, you can think of Monday's gathering as > a one-day "unconference" with room to pursue what matters to you in greater > depth. > > We are partnering with the Village Building Convergence (VBC), City > Repair's linchpin annual event that includes 10 days of neighborhood > Placemaking activities that starts the Friday night of the conference, to > help produce a Sunday evening event and other activities. > > We just confirmed a venue for Monday all-day activities that is walking > distance (or bike or trolley) from the conference hotel, and not too far > from transit connections to the airport, so easy enough to stop at for a > while on your way home. > > The VBC website has general background but no details yet - note that while > it currently lists "cohousing" as the Sunday night topic, really this is > just a placeholder page (they are, like many headline writers, using the > term generically for shared housing, not in our specific meaning of an > intentional neighborhood blending privacy and community), the evening will > be much more broadly about the intentional communities and EcoVillage > movements and offer an interactive experience co-designed by some longtime > community organizers: > > https://villagebuildingconvergence.com/ > > (note that this website will probably not show the Monday activities - stay > tuned for specifics on that, and write me off-list to get notice of updates) > > These days, I speak of all cohousing neighborhoods as "planting the seeds > of EcoVillages" in terms of the personal and collective transformation we > bring about, and think that our future survival, relevance, and > accessibility depends on us finding, building, and expressing the ways that > living the way we do serves a higher purpose, which is why this matters so > much to me. > > Raines Cohen, Cohousing Coach and Global Ecovillage Network Ambassador > at Berkeley (CA) Cohousing > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > >
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