Says activist and author Starhawk, “Stories tell us who we are and who we can be. They can limit us or liberate us. The stories we tell determine what images fill our minds, what possibilities we believe in, what forces we set in motion. To make change, we must first envision it.” In this free talk, Starhawk will draw from her visionary fiction, “The Fifth Sacred Thing” and its sequel “City of Refuge,” to help listeners find vision and inspiration for these times of great change.
Starhawk is an author, activist, permaculture designer and teacher, and one of the most respected voices in modern earth-based spirituality. She is the author or coauthor of twelve books, including “The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess” and the ecotopian novel “The Fifth Sacred Thing,” now in development for film and television. Her most recent non-fiction book is “The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups,” on group dynamics, power, conflict and communications.
Starhawk directs Earth Activist Training, teaching permaculture design grounded in spirit and with a focus on organizing and activism. She travels internationally, lecturing and teaching on earth-based spirituality, the tools of ritual, and the skills of activism. This talk is presented in partnership by Eugene Public Library, the University of Oregon Center for the Study of Women in Society, and the University of Oregon Office of Academic Affairs. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the University of Oregon Duck Store.
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