If we are ever to have a government that actually responds to the needs of the majority of people in this country, we are going to need much more than a change of administration and Congress. We need a fundamental change of consciousness. We also need fundamental and systemic changes to our systems. The values and beliefs on which our country was founded – imperialism, racism, patriarchy, and capitalism – and our current systems are killing us and the life-support system of our planet and undermining our capacity to see each other as embodiments of the sacred and to celebrate the awe and wonder of our universe. We at Tikkun and the Network of Spiritual Progressives have an approach to shift consciousness that can significantly contribute to the kind of transformative movement that is so badly needed. I will share how we got here and what progressives can do to help shift the tide.
Beyond promoting short-term fixes, we can and must promote a world based on a New Bottom Line, whereby we measure success by the extent to which we maximize our capacity to care for each other and care for the planet rather than by the extent to which we maximize money and power. In our time together, I will share bold proposals that could create lasting change and a strategy to build the movement we need to enact such change.
Cat Zavis is the Executive Director of the Network of Spiritual Progressives. In that role, she has trained over 600 people in spiritual activism, revolutionary love, and prophetic empathy. She is also a lawyer and mediator and has a master’s degree in Gender and Women’s Studies. She has over 17 years of experience in training, coaching, and mediation focused around empathic communication and has trained thousands of people, including parents, teachers, spiritual/faith communities, collaborative lawyers, mediators, therapists, and others.
February 14th, 5:00 to 6:30 pm Via Zoom: please see access info below
Green Sundays are a series of free public programs & discussions on topics “du jour” sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County and held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party follows, at 6:30 pm. Council meetings are open to anyone who is interested.
Topic: Green Party of Alameda County
Description: Green Sunday presentation at 5 PM
(Followed by County Council business meeting at 6:30. All are welcome to attend)
Time: Feb. 14, 2021, 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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