Archives for April 2012

may 2012

WEST COAST fearlessMeditation I | Practice of the Body CXC | Center for Transformative Change | Berkeley, CA Friday | May 11, 2012 | 7:00-9:30pm Register   EAST COAST Prisoners Write | Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory The Brecht Forum | New York, NY Friday | May 11, 2012 More Info   National Conference on […]

ACRJ | Renamed, Renewed

For 10 years ACRJ has been, well, ACRJ. But they’ve recently taken on a new name–Forward Together–for their organization as a reflection of where they hope the reproductive justice movement will go and how they hope it will get there. And while the name is new, their focus remains on Asian communities, reproductive justice, and building […]

may 2012

Connection Action Project Dedicated to the integration of spirituality, social action, and empathic communication, the Connection Action Project supports system change. They use simple practices that include observation, connection with the body, exploration of feelings, needs and much more. Their primary offering is creating a container for those experiencing and needing to deal with conflict. […]

Amnesty International | United Against Injustice

  This month marks the anniversary of Peter Benenson article, “The Forgotten Prisoners.” Fifty-one years later, Amnesty International continues to build a movement that audaciously defends inequalities in human rights all over the globe. This short, produced by Jeff Dupre documents 50 years of Amnesty International’s tireless work. Watch Human Rights for All

Replenish Your Practice, Renew Yourself

  You know exactly where it is. It is in the corner next to your hiking boots; it is in your trunk. Maybe it is under the bed; it’s your yoga mat. For weeks, months, maybe even years now you have glanced in its general direction making a silent promise to yourself to recommit. There is […]


“I really think that’s the key, part of the spiritual renewal that America needs to have, the notion that we really can have confidence in a better tomorrow.” Carol Moseley Braun, Feminist, Politician, and Lawyer

Love that Does Social Justice | IISC

Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC) is “a nonprofit organization that works for social justice and sustainability” by fostering great social impact through a variety of workshops and services. Their work helps folks develop relationship skills in organizations such as, “networks and coalitions, nonprofits (of all sizes), public sector agencies, schools and school systems, and […]

Spring Cleaning in the Garden

We had our annual spring cleaning at the Center a couple weeks ago on a gorgeous, unexpectedly warm Northern California day. Usually we go all out and tidy the garage, clean up the practice hall, and put folks to work in all of the common areas of the house. This year we focused on the […]

on the road again | adrienne maree brown

i have been traveling a lot [these] past few weeks. the ruckus camp was incredible, and then i was at web of change up off the coast of british columbia, which was fascinating. i sat on a panel at web of change which really challenged me – which is righteous i suppose because it was called Our […]

Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter?

Every three years Grantmakers for Effective Organizations conducts a study to see how the relationships between grantmakers and grantees are faring. Earlier this year they put out Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter? as a guide to help navigate where the relationships between grantees and grantmakers seem to be going. Here’s a little of what they found: […]

newDharma Talk | A Time to Listen

How often do we heed the call of what our hearts are telling us? Most of us ignore them because the call isn’t loud, immediate, forceful. And yet there is much to learn here. There are answers in us reflecting deep wisdom which are hard to discern without effort. Here, we might find ourselves, our […]

Welcome | may 2012

People all over the world have used the symbol of the Ouroboros to signify cycles, immortality, the eternal unity of all things. Renewal. Renewal is something that we can do every day, in every moment. The opposite is homeostatis, which we’re actually psychologically more inclined toward. Still what we really want is transformation, to get […]