Activating hope with Joanna Macy

Sat Nov 16, 4-6 pm

Macy, Joanna standing“Suspicion of power leads people to be reluctant to act authoritatively . . . . Fortunately the power-over model isn’t the only way to understand power.  When we see with new eyes, a more attractive and capacity-building alternative comes into view.”

– Joanna Macy & Christopher Johnstone, Active Hope (2012, p. 108)

Green Sangha is dedicated to empowering community leaders and citizen activists with practices that restore our sense of connection and inner peace.  Joanna Macy will be the keynote speaker at our Awakened Action Tea:

  • Saturday, November 16, 4-6 pm
  • Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, 94606

Reserve your place now. Tickets are $20. Send your check to Green Sangha, PO Box 20261, Oakland, 94620, or purchase tickets online here.

“Thinking of courage and determination as things we do rather than things we have helps us to develop these qualities.  They emerge out of our engagement with actual situations and the dynamics that arise from our interactions.  This approach is relational, and we call it power-with.

Joanna Macy & Christopher Johnstone (2012, p. 109)


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About Stuart Moody

Stuart Moody is Board President of Green Sangha. He received a B.S. in Conservation of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley, and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology at USF. Stuart was Green Schoolyard Coordinator at Davidson Middle School in San Rafael and directs Green Sangha’s Rethinking Plastics campaign. From 1993 to 2012, Stuart taught dance and co-directed teacher training for Young Imaginations, an arts education agency based in San Rafael. He has taught yoga and meditation to thousands in the Bay Area, including 10 years at San Quentin State Prison. Recently moved to Tucson, he just completed a graduate certificate program in “Connecting Environmental Science and Decision Making” at the University of Arizona.