November, 2007 @ Lewis and Clark College Graduate School of Psychology
February 4, 2008 in BoulderThis 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.
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!
Portland Peak Oil meeting -- POSTPONED (illness)
Wednesday, March 26th, 7-9pm (St. Francis Church, between SE 11/12th and Pine)
Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 5-6 pm @ Lewis and Clark College Earth Day
Monday, May 5, 2008, 7-8 pm @ Pacific University
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!
This show was in a strawbale building at Maitraya Ecovillage.