Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy

A Workshop with Joanna Macy
May 4-5th, 2013

This workshop is sold out but Joanna will be speaking Friday night, May 3rd, at Wheeler Auditorium in Fort Worden, Port Townsend, at 7 p.m to a larger audience.  Advance tickets ($10, cash only) are on sale at the Port Townsend Food Coop.  Tickets that do not sell in advance will be available at the door. 

In this workshop, Joanna will guide us in the Work That Reconnects. She will offer teachings and interactive processes that enliven our understanding of the hidden promise in the planetary crisis, and of our own power and authority to act on behalf of life on Earth. Drawn from deep ecology, living systems theory, and spiritual traditions, this group work grows our courage, resilience, and solidarity for the healing of our world. It helps us to clarify the survival skills needed for navigating the challenging times ahead, as well as the unique and particular roles we each want to play in the Great Turning. This experiential workshop is appropriate for all who wish to engage deeply with themselves and others, regardless of any prior experience with the Work That Reconnects.  The workshop includes a Great Turning Hootenanny on Saturday night with group singing, led by Gretchen Sleicher  

On Friday, May 3 at 7 pm, Joanna will be giving a talk open to the public at Wheeler Theater (Fort Worden).  Admission is $10.  Advance tickets are available at the Food Co-op.  

Workshop Fee: $100.  In addition, dana will be collected at workshop. (Dana means generosity and is a time-honored practice, common among Buddhists, of mindfully giving a donation to support the work of a valued teacher.)  

Scholarships are available by downloading the application (see right). 

What's Included in Fee:  Includes workshop, Friday night talk, hootenanny, and lunch both days.  Discover pass is promoted but not required.  Please check with your parking attendant.

Registration will open to the public beginning March 15th.   EAST JEFFERSON COUNTY RESIDENTS WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY.

Author, teacher, and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, Ph.D., is known the world over for her workshops for social and environmental activists. Drawing on Buddhism, systems theory, and deep ecology, her Work That Reconnects helps people transform despair and apathy, in the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises, into constructive, collaborative action. It brings a new way of seeing the world, as our larger living body, freeing us from the assumptions and attitudes that now threaten the continuity of life on Earth. Joanna is the author of several books, including her most recent with co-author Chris Johnstone, Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy.

Schedule Saturday, May 4th, 9:30am to 5 pm and Sunday, May 5th, 9:30 am to 4 pm. (Required that you attend both days).

Refund Policy:  Partial refund of $75 if cancelling before Friday,  April 19th and someone is available from waiting list to fill your spot.  Refunds will be mailed out April 22nd.  Contact registrar, Viki S, at