Helena Norberg-Hodge to speak at
Defend the Sacred: Conference for Global Change Makers
August 16th – 19th, 2019
Tamera Healing Biotope 1
Hosted by Tamera
Local Futures’ founder Helena Norberg-Hodge will be part of a 3-day conference focused on resistance and on regenerating the community of life. Leaders of Indigenous communities and social movements will reflect on their experiences at the nexus of activism and spirituality, share prospects for a global culture of cooperation, and invite you to participate, exchange and collaborate.
The following program description is courtesy of the Tamera website:
The conference will work with different formats such as panels, plenaries and sharing spaces for everyone. There’ll be smaller panels for deepening in break-out groups, and open spaces to exchange and collaborate, as well as ritual, exercise and celebration to touch the experience of the sacred we want to defend. The main topics are:
Resistance & prayer
What makes activism “sacred”? What have we learned in recent years?
How can we leave fossil fuels behind and live in cooperation with nature?
Can we still prevent runaway climate change? How do we heal our broken relation with the living Earth?
Community & inner peace work
How can we structurally create so much trust and solidarity among one another that our movements become unbreakable?
Utopia for the 21st century
What will happen after global capitalism?
What can we learn from Indigenous communities, social movements and Healing Biotopes?
Helena Norberg-Hodge will be only one of many inspiring speakers of this event. Among the confirmed speakers are also:
Ladonna Bravebull Allard
– Lakota historian & initiator of the first resistance camp at Standing Rock
– Lakota elder, author & host of First Voices of Indigenous Radio
– Diné/ Navajo medicine woman, international speaker, teacher & ceremonial leader
– co-founder of Tamera & its Global Love School
– philosopher & author
Helena Norberg-Hodge – Founder & Director of Local Futures
is a pioneer of the new economy movement and a recipient of the Alternative Nobel prize, the Arthur Morgan Award, and the Goi Peace Prize for her contribution to revitalizing cultural and biological diversity, and strengthening local communities and economies worldwide. She is author of Ancient Futures and her latest book Local is Our Future. She is also producer of the film The Economics of Happiness. She is a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation. Read more about Helena here.