Conscious Eldering with Kathy Coyne @ The Learnary

May 12, 2019

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Learnary, Coast Salish Territory, East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada


12 May 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM @ The Learnary Curiosity Table: 2643 East Hastings

When Kathy Coyne said something about “the future” to her 11-year-old granddaughter, the young woman responded with “well, that is if there is a future.” Kathy writes about how her heart is breaking for our planet while our grandchildren tell us we have brought them to the brink of global disaster.

Her thinking on this has brought Kathy to the question: “can we, as Elders, come together now and explore how we can activate our time, talents and resources? Can we become allies with the young Greta Thornbergs in our lives to give them hope and support them in their activism?”

Kathy believes older adults have an important role in inspiring hope. Hope that we are at a turning point where enough people are willing to change how we live, how we consume, how we treat each other and the environment we live in.

She invites you to an introductory discussion about “conscious eldering” to collectively explore how to bring our wisdom and experience forward and help make positive change to issues facing our communities. This discussion will build on ideas and tools shared by ecophilosopher Thomas Berry and global activist Joanna Macy. We will explore together if and how we might want to move forward.

We hope you will join us on May 12th, Mother’s Day, from 1:00 – 3:00 at the Learnary for an inspiring, action-based discussion with Kathy Coyne, Community Facilitator. All welcome!

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