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Workshop series: Eco-anxiety, Community & Daring to Hope at the Cliff’s EdgeApril 4
This experiential workshop series is being presented with the support of the MTA Dept. of RELG, the Chaplain’s office, and Daybreak Mental Health. It is based on the work of eco-philosopher, Joanna Macy. This workshop is geared for adults.
Eco-anxiety, Community and Daring to Hope at the Cliff’s Edge
Wed. evenings starting March 14
6 – 8:30 in the basement of the Chapel at MTA
Questions we will explore include…
How do we face the mess we are in and not go crazy? How do we not fall prey to despair and cynicism, or get caught in the claws of culturally sanctioned denial? How do we allow the fires of activism to blow through us and not fry our sockets? How do we do all this and still enjoy our lives?
Using the tools of the arts including creative writing exercises, story and song, dance and drama, speech and silence, we will collectively explore these questions in a safe and welcoming space. At one of the sessions, we will be joined by guest artist (and incredible husband) Beverly Glenn-Copeland.
No cost for this workshop, but as class size is limited, please email Elizabeth Copeland to reserve your space.
About your facilitator: Elizabeth Copeland is a professional theatre artist, writer and arts educator. Working with such organizations as the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre, ArtStarts, the Lily Dale Assembly, and the University of Guelph, she has created and facilitated workshops throughout Canada and the U.S. designed to wake us up from our collective slumber. She believes in the power of the arts to change lives. Her work speaks of that belief.
From workshop participant: “It was a profound privilege to witness our collective striving to create something out of what originally looked like alphabet soup…what a phenomenal brain exercise. We are now the proud bearers of new neural circuitry, with additional chemical and functional abilities never thought possible!”