|Update on May 16-18 folk school weekend: Prairie as Metaphor||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: John Wallace (walla003TC.UMN.EDU)|
|Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 15:18:03 -0500|
May 5, 2003 Update on folk school weekend May 16-18, 2003 at Shalom Hill Farm near Windom, MN The facilitators for the retreat will be Diane Stoy, Michael Chiodi, Lynn Englund, and John Wallace. The purpose of the weekend is to play with, try out, have fun with images of personal growth and social transformation. The intention is to bring to light our hidden assumptions about how we, and the society, can and can't change. And to make available new images and stories for imagining how we make the future. So far about ten people have signed up for this retreat, so there are still spaces available. If you want to sign up, please phone or email Lynn Englund (612-331-2263, engl8813 [at] umn.edu) or John Wallace (612-624-5210, walla003 [at] umn.edu). For convenience of those who might want to consider again taking part it this weekend, I am pasting in below the invitation that went out a couple of weeks ago. John Wallace April 27, 2003 To: Folk School Folks From: Lynn Englund and John Wallace The beauty of the spring prairie and the Shalom Hill Farm animals are awaiting you the weekend of May 16-18! We are announcing the May 16-18 folk school weekend retreat (see below for registration information) and inviting you to join in the facilitation and planning of the retreat. The theme of the retreat will be to bring to light our assumptions of how personal growth and social transformation occur. We want to play with pictures, images, and metaphors of change while noticing where we loose hope and where new hope and possibility arise for us. We want to identify our various assumptions and then confront them with a paradox that can be put in different ways. Thoreau's image: If I am hacking at the branches of evil, I may all the while, by my mode of life, be watering its roots. Havel's insistence: If I seek to build social forms that further the aims of life, there are many tools drawn from the present social system that I cannot use, because the system denies the aims of life and its tools can build nothing that nurtures them. WHY YOU MIGHT WANT TO BE A RETREAT PLANNER/FACILITATOR If it were obvious and transparent what our assumptions are and how the tools we've acquired in the present system contaminate what we build, then there wouldn't be a need for a retreat or for facilitators to help plan one. But these things are not obvious and transparent. The process of finding images and questions that allow our assumptions to be revealed to ourselves is demanding and exciting. It will begin at the first facilitator's meeting and continue to deepen through the retreat itself. To plan the questions and activities of the retreat, please join us at Lynn's on Saturday, May 3 from 6-9 pm. Dessert will be served. 90 Malcolm Ave S.E. #3 (top right) Minneapolis, MN 55414 612-331-2263 or 612-710-7287 (cell) Map is located at http://www.hearthcommunities.com/90malcolm.gif REGISTRATION FOR MAY 16-18 FOLK SCHOOL (see http://www.hopework.org/fsretreatinfo.html for more information about folk school retreats) We have reserved up to 18 rooms at Shalom Hill Farm near Windom, MN. The total cost of the weekend retreat is $59 per person single occupancy, or $47 per person double occupancy. A sliding fee scale (from $25 less than cost to $25+ more than cost) is available. To register please e-mail John Wallace (walla003 [at] umn.edu) or Lynn Englund (engl8813 [at] umn.edu) saying that you would like to participate. Please register no later than 2 days prior to the start of the retreat so that food can be purchased in advance. Your registration will be acknowledged to confirm that there is a room available for you. Please include in your registration message the following information: 1. Name 2. Food requirements: vegetarian, vegan, other food desires or allergies? 3. If you are driving, let us know your estimated departure and arrival times and whether you will have room for others. 4. If you need a ride, indicate the time you can leave and where you will be on Friday. 5. When we should expect you if you are unable to arrive by 6 pm or need to leave early. 6. An emergency contact number for someone who knows of your plans. A special note: folk school gatherings are intended to bring new people together and to be open to all who share the values of stronger communities and are working to build them. We hope this invitation will reach some people who have not previously taken part in a gathering sponsored by the folk school group. Please share this invitation with anyone whom you wish to invite. Lynn Englund John Wallace John Wallace Department of Philosophy University of Minnesota 831 Heller Hall 271 19th Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0310 (612) 624-5210 FAX (612) 626-8380 walla003 [at] tc.umn.edu
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