An offering from the Expressive Movement Alliance
As activists and change-makers, we live in challenging times and it is easy to become disheartened about the obstacles to meeting our goals to create profound systemic change. As facilitators of VisionFest, we invite you to a day-long festival of embodied visioning, to nourish the fertile soil of our collective imagination. Affirming the biodiversity of our creativity and activism, we will dance and dream together to catalyse best action. We will affirm and strengthen confident personal and collective agency for action. We will bridge from the future to the present to regenerate possibilities, to co-create ways of being together and forms of culture that embody our deepest values. We will share visions, clarify intentions and deepen resolve to act.
As a group of experienced facilitators, we work in a profoundly embodied and systemic way, using expressive movement, active imagination, systemic constellations and process-orientated group work to achieve these aims. In this offering, we draw particularly on the work of Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects (https://workthatreconnects.org). Joanna Macy writes: “The central purpose of the Work that Reconnects is to help people uncover and experience their innate connections with each other and with the systemic, self-healing powers of the web of life, so that they may be enlivened and motivated to play their part in creating a sustainable civilization.”
Relevance to food justice activists
There is an ongoing need to deepen relationships and networks between social activists who are driving the social movements advocating for environmental justice. There is also a need for us as activists to remain strong and clear in our vision and resolve. This workshop addresses this need.
This programme is for food activists who:
- see themselves as guardians of life
- want to commit more deeply to a vision and path that co-creates a just and life-sustaining food system
- want to create or deepen a resourceful atmosphere of support, challenge and kindness to self and others
You can attend the workshop on EITHER Saturday the 26th OR Sunday the 27th of January 2019 from 9 to 5.30pm at 196 Victoria Road, Woodstock, Cape Town (https://www.196victoria.com/contact/).
We can accommodate 16 invited participants per day. Preference will be given to attendees at the Agroecology for the 21st Century Conference, but we will be open to accommodating other food activists not attending the conference who are drawn to attend the workshop.
Teas and lunch will be provided. All costs of the workshop will be covered by the Expressive Movement Alliance. We will fund-raise for this purpose. Participants will be responsible for their own transport and accommodation. The workshop will be held in English.
We require that participants commit to being present for the full duration of the workshop, from start to finish. Also we request that each participant make time available for a 10-minute phone conversation with Alison Moultrie during January 2019 before the workshop. Also, we offer the opportunity of a 50-minute integration coaching session to be held telephonically or online with Alison Moultrie in the period February to April 2019. We strongly request participants to commit to this coaching session as part of the workshop integration process.
To attend the workshop, please complete the application form and email to Alison Moultrie on email@example.com by latest 10 December 2018.
For further information or to discuss this invitation, please contact Alison Moultrie on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0764171917 (Whatsapp text or voicemail preferable).