Friday, May 15, 2009

[olympiaworkers] May 27-31 Ecovillage and Radical Media Convergence

Dear fellow Olympia Workers friends and friends
worldwide I haven't met,

Are you interested in forming an Ecovillage in Olympia? Or, are you
in creating stronger, radical media in Olympia and the pacific
northwest? Me too. So
far we have had several meetings that are not effective in getting to
know each other and learning about what we want in a shared media and an
and how to move beyond paperwork towards living in community.

Many of the most successful media groups and intentional communities,
like Brietenbush and Twin Oaks, have found that having group retreats
and getting involved in Media have improved their community and outreach

So a group of friends and I will have a May 27th-31st Meet-up and
radical Media Convergence event.

The first two days and two nights in Seattle starting on May 27. This
will give us the chance to tour the successful Emma Goldman Finishing
School (an intentional community) that has already been arranged.

The second two days and two nights will be in Olympia starting on May
29th. :)

It is all free. This will give us a great chance to talk about
forming a Pacific Northwest ecovillage as part of the A-Welcome-To-All
Olympia Ecovillage and Intentional Community found here:

If you need housing, it is best (for safety reasons) to sign up on the
Email lists for future updates:

Radical Road Trip group -

We also have our own online community with over 290 members here:

The direct URL and web address for our Peace Communities discussion
forum about this event is here:

More details and PDF schedules with photos of this event are found

A description of one of the workshops in Seattle is below with
conference highlights.


Keep working for a better world everyone!


Love for the people,
Keep love alive! ;)

"If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it
is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a
plus and a minus."
-Emma Goldman

"The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and
fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be
-Emma Goldman

"To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To
never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of
life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty
to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what
is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To
try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget."
-Arundahti Roy

"Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating
than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will."
- Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the
final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is
stronger than evil triumphant."
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech


Workshop title: Radical Healthcare Justice and Media Empowerment

Pamela Wible, a practicing radical doctor from Eug
ene, Oregon, will give a remarkable presentation. She has merged
health care empowerment with radical media in every manner including
videos, itunes, website publishing, social bookmarking, search engines
and soon a nationwide book tour. She has given workshops around the
country including at the Gesundheit Institute (as featured in the
movie Patch Adams) and at Andrew Weil's Center for Integrative
Medicine: "Burnout to Bliss: How Patients are Healing Physicians and
Changing the Face of Medicine." She has also volunteered during the
Hurricane Katrina at the Astro Dome among other places and later given
presentations on "Googling My Way to Katrina: Breaking Rank When
Necessary" and "Community-Designed Ideal Medical Care: The Grassroots
Health Care Revolution." She was also in the middle of the 1999
protests that successfully shut down the 1999 WTO in Seattle and found
herself surrounded by police shooting people at point black range with
rubber bullets while the police threw concussion grenades at people
and she decided, in her words "to engage in my own form of protest."
Her love-centered work combined with her radical experience and
workshops have resulted in inspired audiences throughout America. She
has helped to give people the tools and the resources they need to
start their own grassroots community medical practice. She continues
her medical practice in Eugene, Oregon at the Ideal Medical Practice.

Her workshop will start at 9am on Thursday, May 28th, 2009 and
continue until 11am. To register and receive location details, please
call (206) 337-1556 anytime, 24 hours 7 days a week and leave your
number and the best to return the call or contact us through the
contact form at

This workshop is free of charge and is brought to you by a
collaboration of the Freeschool Community, the Radical Media
Convergence and the Peace Communities.

Immediately following the question and answer portion of this workshop
we will have a short open forum discussion on creating a participatory

In Olympia, the following workshop will take place:

Title of workshop: Beyond reporting the news: Is the second stage of
the progressive movement to help create independent, self-sustainable
activist communities rather than to simply criticize our oppressors?

Description of workshop:

Has the use of progressive, independent media to simply criticize our
oppressors causing globalization to decrease? When we witness that 51
of the world's largest economies are now multinational corporations
rather than countries, the answer becomes self-evident. In this course
we will cover four elements. First we will briefly cover the
collectives and communities which live and work together that have
used Media to empower their communities rather than to simply
criticize the unjust power structure of globalization. Second, we will
discuss how creating multiracial, multicultural communities and non-
traditional cohousing activist groups may be the most effective means
of using time, rent, utilities, gas and volunteers in long-term
organized resistance activities. Third, we will cover the need to
internationally network those groups in order to prevent the
traditional fragmentation amongst community-based media activist
groups in order to enable those communities to most effectively
confront the pillars of globalizations. And fourth, we will have an
break out action groups and an open forum to discuss some of the most
effective methods used to create a multicultural, multiracial
community-based media activist group.

This session should also particularly benefit those who desire to
learn about financially realistic means of increasing multiracial
diversity in their communities and organizations worldwide.

T. Love has given this workshop to inspired audiences at the 2009 All
Power to the Imagination Conference in Florida; given this workshop at
the NW Progressive Conference in Pullman, Washington; given this
workshop at the Annula A World Beyond Capitalism conference among many
other community building conferences nationwide.

Other Conference Highlights:

Title: [Seattle, WA] Informal open forum networking amongst friends
and those interesting in creating an intentional community and
ecovillage in Olympia
Time and Date: 7pm-10pm on Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Title: [Seattle, WA] Social Justice Networking and Participatory
Society Open Forum, facilitated by Joel Isaacs, Z Media Institute
Alumni member
Time and Date: 11:30am-1pm on Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Title: [Seattle] Open House Tour of the Emma Goldman Finishing School
Time and Date: 2pm-3:30pm on Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Title: [Olympia, WA] Open Forum Discussion on what Everyone is Doing
or Desires to Do to Create a More Participatory Society
Time and Date: 11am-1pm on Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Title: [Olympia, WA] Informal open forum networking amongst friends
and those interesting in creating an intentional community and
ecovillage in Olympia
Time and Date: 2pm-5pm on Saturday, May 30th, 2009

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