Next in our series of potluck gatherings, on Monday, May 21st from 6–9PM, is From Colonialization to Community. We will be exploring how the culture of colonialism has shaped our worldview and our relationships with people and the planet.
We are only beginning to register the impact that colonialism has had on our world, and how it has underpinned our society. Centuries of injustice have been visited upon indigenous peoples around the globe. The first step in ending this destructive practice is to realize that we have been engaged in it, reaping benefits from it without a thought to the damage it has done and continues to do to others. Let’s unpack how this worldview has led to our unwitting compliance with social and ecological injustices and how to leave this painful history behind.
Joining us in exploring this important issue will be several guests who have immersed themselves in this issue. Sara Jolena Wolcott, M. Div, a healer, teacher, artist/writer, and minister, will speak about her decade-long quest to connect the dots between climate change, poverty, debt, colonization, music/arts, and self-realization, which has become a global healing adventure for herself and her community. We will also be honored to host Pendle Hill staff, Lina Blount and John Meyer, who have put together a series of monthly talks, culminating in a weekend workshop on healing relationships with indigenous peoples. Also joining us will be teacher and social justice advocate, Arla Patch, who worked on a Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Native children in Maine. We invite you to gather with us for this important conversation.
Join us in our community gathering space on Lemon St between State and Baker St in Media, PA 19063 (look for the TTM signs), a community space where neighbors of all affiliations can come together and engage in open, honest, positive communication about things that matter. All are welcome – bring your voice and your ideas. Let’s talk!
We also encourage you to help us make these potlucks waste-free. Be part of our new tradition of BYOEverything events – please bring your own dinnerware for the meal, as well as a dish to share and your favorite beverage. Beer and wine are acceptable. The event is free, but we appreciate donations to help us cover the costs.
Remember to keep your 3rd Mondays open for these monthly potlucks. We look forward to seeing you! For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, check out the event on our calendar, or see our Facebook event page.