9-Week Action Replays
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9-Week Action Replay Listing
WEEK 1 - Changing the Dream
WEEK 2 - Feeding the World
WEEK 3 - Saving Our Vanishing Species
WEEK 4 - Ensuring Clean Water
WEEK 5 - Building an Economy That Works
WEEK 6 - Slowing Climate Change
WEEK 7 - Shifting Our Energy Reality
WEEK 8 - Transforming Corporate Control
WEEK 9 - Awakening the Dreamer
For most people, the reality of our dangerous ecological situation is becoming increasingly apparent. Denial is no longer a safe haven. But is being "informed" enough? What do we mean by "awakening" and "awakening the dreamer"? What supports, hinders, and furthers awakening to environmental issues? Join us in conversation with the Pachamama Alliance and Sustainable World Coalition to discuss the dynamics of coming to one's senses in the context of ecological crises and what this means in terms of personal empowerment, ecological resilience, and cultural evolution.
Vinit Allen is founder and executive director of Sustainable World Coalition. He has an entrepreneurial and activist background that he brings to his work in sustainability education. His love and respect for nature acts as a guide, and combining the the goal of a healthy planet with a just human society comprises the Coalition’s mission of creating a positive future for all beings.
Renée G. Soule, PhD candidate in Psychology at Meridian University, has been developing and teaching ecopsychology for over 25 years. She is Director of Virtual Learning at Sustainable World Coalition, adjunct faculty at the California Insitute of Integral Studies and teaches Nonviolent Communication in San Quentin Prison.
Ruel Walker is the Program Development Manager of The Pachamama Alliance. He is responsible for training programs that participants can take after the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium: the Getting Into Action Workshop, the Symposium Facilitator Training, and the Facilitator Training Leaders’ Program. Beginning in 2005, Ruel helped design and implement the training program for facilitators of the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium, based on his studies of psychology, indigenous cultures, shamanism, and spirituality. He is also a practicing attorney (specializing in handling cases before state and federal courts of appeal) and a licensed psychotherapist, with degrees in law from The University of Texas Law School and in counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.
Ben Schick serves The Pachamama Alliance as the Director of Programs and was formerly a board member of the organization. His responsbilities include Education, Engagement and Communications. Ben came on to the staff of The Pachamama Alliance in summer 2012. Prior to joining The Pachamama Alliance, Ben was the first Executive Director of Challenge Day, the critically acclaimed international anti-violence youth program, and, most recently, CEO of MediaOne, a digital broadcast and production services company.