In this moment of crisis, now more than ever, we need the LOVE-based activism of mutual aid projects to provide care and material support to those who are homeless, jobless, elderly, disabled, and suffering from mental and physical illness. We need to SEE that COVID-19 is part of an interlocking system of exploitation and oppression—a crisis driven by the destruction of natural habitats, the global spread of animal agriculture, climate change, and capitalism, and the deepening of long-standing racial, gender, and class-based inequities. It is time to HEAL our bodies, minds, and spirits at a time of physical (not social) distancing when the systems around us are collapsing and the wounds they have created are exposed. We also need to ENVISION new worlds, communities, and systems that say “NO!” to double-downed efforts to return to normal. We can create the relationships today that help us thrive tomorrow, knowing that this is neither the first nor last crisis— it is part of a much longer history of crises demanding that we LOVE, SEE, HEAL, ENVISION, AND ACT on behalf of community care and Earth care.
PLEASE JOIN the Courage of Care community for regular practice and reflection sessions on these themes. Our online course “Eco-Justice: Securing our Future” provides a platform for spiritual healing and activism during these trying times.
About this Course
The course is organized around five modules: Love, See, Heal, Envision and Act. Each module includes a short teaching, a guided practice and reflection to support learning and integration.
Learn more about our approach here: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/transformation/responding-love-civilization-crisis/
Earn 9 CE Credits
This course is approved for 9 CE credits by R Cassidy Seminars. For more information on CE credits and to register, visit: https://www.academeca.com/RCS/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=800796
About your Hosts
This particular course was designed in partnership by Brooke D. Lavelle and Zack Walsh. We are also grateful for our colleagues Jason Thompson, Catherine Shaddix, Vaishali Mamgain, Kamilah Majied, Claire Whitmer and our partners at the IASS and Lund University for their input on an earlier version of this course.
Zack Walsh is a Research Associate at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany. He co-leads the A Mindset for the Anthropocene (AMA) project which is a transdisciplinary research project and emerging network of change agents integrating personal and socio-ecological transformations to sustainability.
Brooke D. Lavelle, Ph.D. is the Co-Founder and President of the Courage of Care Coalition. She was recently a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany. While there she collaborated with Zack Walsh and the AMA team to co-develop curricula and pedagogy to support sustainable systemic transformation.
We look forward to learning with you!
Our core courses are designed and produced by our multi-generational, multi-racial, multi-faith and multi-disciplinary team of caring and committed facilitators with years of experience in education, health care, social work, contemplative studies, community organizing and activism.
Learn more about our Courage family here: http://courageofcare.org/team-courage/
PreviewWebinar: Eco-Justice: How we can Respond with Love to a Civilization in Crisis (47:04)
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StartLesson 1 | Learn: Reclaiming Relationality (10:25)
StartExperience: Nature Wander
StartBonus: Reflections on Interbeing
StartLesson 2 | Learn: Regulation and Co-regulation (22:03)
StartPractice: Relational Care (16:49)
StartBonus: Podcast on Indigenous Knowledge for Earth Healing