Join us in Thomas Berry Hall for conversation with three remarkable Whidbey-based women authors.
Though their scholarship resides in different fields and they advocate distinct perspectives, they are bound by a strong shared purpose: advocating ways of living that can work for the long haul. Coming together for this special evening, they share reflections from their recent publications, engage each other across, and then engage us in honest inquiry for how we may work with the world, as it is, in life-affirming ways.
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Sharon Betcher – Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh: A Secular Theology for the Global City. Sharon speaks to regenerating the CORPOREAL commons, cultivating spacious and fearless empathy, forbearance, and generosity, amidst the places where spirit may sometimes feel most void and challenged: the affective dynamics that animate the streets of our global cities.
Kate Davies – The Rise of the US Environmental Movement. Kate articulates how, by placing human health at the center of its environmental argument, the environmental health movement has achieved significant victories in community mobilization and legislative reform, and clarifies what it will take to execute the sea change we need to fully protect public health.
Karen Litfin – Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community. From rural to urban, high tech to low tech, spiritual to secular, Karen has discovered an under-the-radar global movement making positive and radical changes from the ground up; she persuasively argues – their successes can be applied to existing social structures, from the local to the global scale, providing sustainable ways of living for generations to come.