Awakening the Dreamer Symposium


November 9, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
1 Lawson Road
Kensington 94707

This transformative educational program and climate expo is co-presented by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley and the Pachamama Alliance.  It looks squarely at the state of the world—where we are and how we got here–and then explores what role we can each play in bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.

Video appearances by luminaries include:

Lynne Twist * Bill Twist * Susan Burns * Lester Brown * Wangari Maathai * Majora Carter * Nadine Kreisberger * Mario Trigueros * Van Jones * Maude Barlow * John Robbins * David Ulansey * Brian Swimme * Joanna Macey * Drew Dellinger * Annie Leonard * Robert Reich * Diana Dunn * Julia Butterfly Hill * Carl Anthony * Tom Goldtooth *Jeanette Armstrong * Catherine Ingram * Desmond Tutu * Andrew Kassoy * Bart Houlahan * Jay Coen Gilbert * Eric Lombardi * Michael Pollan * Paul Hawken * Jon Warnow * Charles Eisenstein * Prince Ea

Doors open at 11:30 for browsing the tables of local climate organizations.  The program is scheduled from noon to 3, and tables can be browsed again until 4:30.  Come meet representatives of 350 East Bay, Citizens Climate Lobby, Climate Restoration Circles, Elders Climate Action, Extinction Rebellion, Sunflower Alliance, Sunrise, and other local groups.  There’s no charge to attend, but your generous donations at the door keep it free.   Please register in advance, but walk-ins are welcome.  Have lunch before you come, bring a water bottle and jacket.  Healthy snacks provided!

The event organizers write:  “For those newly concerned about climate change, environmental devastation, and social injustice, as well as for those who have been active for years, this Symposium will offer an opportunity to honestly face the painful facts about these issues with like-minded, caring people.  In loving community, we will think about what role each of us might play to bring about needed change.  In community, we will support one another’s constructive actions to address these interrelated issues.  We will join together with ever-growing numbers of caring, aware human beings who are committed to act—to do our parts—to heal our world for people everywhere, for future generations, and for the beloved species that share our planet.”



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