This workshop explores the intimate relationship between storytelling and storylistening. We will explore writing as spiritual practice and participants will have the opportunity to write and share stories, practicing both the telling and the listening. Bring fast writing pens and your favorite notebook. This class is for POC folks only.
This workshop will utilize story, genealogical resources, and meditation/prayer to teach participants how to connect with their own unique ancestral histories. We will then examine the art of futurism to turn the lessons of our ancestors into visions for the future. Bring fast writing pens, your favorite notebook, and photos or mementos of your ancestors for a community altar. Open to all.
Melissa Bennett, MDiv and Elena Avilés, PhD discuss indigenous monster stories as messages left by our ancestors to help us navigate difficult social and political times. These stories offer a map for restoring balance and providing healing.
Keynote presentation for the annual Oregon Unitarian Universalist meeting where social justice issues the Oregon congregations plan to tackle for the next year are decided. Keynote topic: the sacredness of place and a call to non-Native people to listen to and work on behalf of indigenous communities.