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March 01, 2008

Slideshows (updated 6/23/08)

November, 2007 @ Lewis and Clark College Graduate School of Psychology

This show was about changemaking in international settings.

February 4, 2008 in Boulder

This show included my trip to Africa as well as stories from Portland, including TLC Farm and City Repair.

Tuesday, March 4th, 7-9 pm @ Red and Black Café (SE 12th/Oak)

Sunday, March 9th, 7-9 pm @ People’s Food Co-op (SE 21st/Tibbetts)

Tales from a traveling organizer

Traveling for a year among grassroots social change efforts from Portland to Tucson and Boston, and then through East and Southern Africa after the 2006 World Social Forum in Nairobi, Jenny actively embodied the yet-to-be-formally-recognized role of “cross-pollinator” (people who create critical links between changemaking community efforts).

Come hear stories of successful, creative organizing models, and witness the complexity among the existing social change efforts today. Recognizing ourselves as an emerging ecosystem with momentum built by the interactions among the individual components, we can discover coherence within the chaos.

Tuesday, March 11th, 7-9 pm @ Red and Black Café

Ideas for Organizers: diving deep into grassroots social change and cross-movement building

This slideshow is for activists who recognize that the emerging dance of humanity’s work grows strong when it is agile, root-focused and non-hierarchical. Through “cross-pollination” we can directly connect organizations, movements or communities to each other without having to formally align in mission, value or language. Overflowing with inspiring stories, reality checks and ideas for spicing up our social change work, Jenny will offer a make-your-own adventure slideshow.

Tuesday, March 25th, 7-9 pm @ Red and Black Café

Tools for the Trades: Appropriate Technology, Permaculture, Natural Building, Popular Education!

In her travels, Jenny met countless innovators who are discovering creative solutions to vital human challenges, blending age-old wisdom with contemporary circumstances. Of course, appropriate technologies are only as useful as the community’s embrace of them, so each story will be intertwined with the cultural practicalities of encouraging changes in behavior. The details are intriguing, and the global movement towards sustainability exciting!

Wednesday, March 26th @ Office of Sustainable Development staff brown bag lunch

Portland Peak Oil meeting -- POSTPONED (illness)
Wednesday, March 26th, 7-9pm (St. Francis Church, between SE 11/12th and Pine)

This show will be about the “layers and players” of social change as well as specific tools and ideas for building sustainable systems. Note that the slideshow will be at 8pm, after a showing of the movie “Power of Community” at 7pm.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 5-6 pm @ Lewis and Clark College Earth Day

Monday, May 5, 2008, 7-8 pm @ Pacific University

This show was for a humanitarian studies class who was about to go to Ghana for two weeks for a project.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 2-3 pm @ University of Oregon Planning and Policy Program

This show was for a class on Global Civilization, and the professor, Rob Young, just happened to be my thesis adviser and Green Cities professor back at Cornell in '99-'00! How fun!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 7:30-9 pm in Eugene

This show was in a strawbale building at Maitraya Ecovillage.

Friday, May 23, 2008, 8-9 pm @Village Building Convergence opening night!
My biggest crowd yet -- 150-200 people? Great energy!

June, 2008 @ PSU "Myth of Sustainability" class
Invited by Peter Schoonmaker to provide a look at "how we can do things differently."

June, 2008 @ a salon (house party) about "what we can do"

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