Showing 17 results for tag So Much Together

The Circle is Expanding: The Gift of Climate Grief

(Please note: this is a two part workshop taking place on May 4 and May 7.)

Climate grief, also known as climate anxiety or eco-anxiety, is a psychological response to ecological loss driven by our unfolding climate crisis. It can be felt as profound sadness, helplessness, guilt, anxiety, rage, or numbness. An increasingly common condition, it’s becoming more widely recognized and accepted as a valid response to our changing world. This workshop will help us understand what climate grief is, why it’s important, and how it might become a positive force in our lives one that can motivate us towards greater joy, community, creativity, self-awareness, and social change.

Event | May 4, 2022

The Circle is Expanding: The Gift of Climate Grief

(Please note, this is a two part workshop taking place on May 4 and May 7.)

Climate grief, also known as climate anxiety or eco-anxiety, is a psychological response to ecological loss driven by our unfolding climate crisis. It can be felt as profound sadness, helplessness, guilt, anxiety, rage, or numbness. An increasingly common condition, it’s becoming more widely recognized and accepted as a valid response to our changing world. This workshop will help us understand what climate grief is, why it’s important, and how it might become a positive force in our lives one that can motivate us towards greater joy, community, creativity, self-awareness, and social change.

Event | May 7, 2022

Seeing More than What's in Front of You

In this So Much Together workshop with artist and arts organizer Tammy Jo Wilson, participants will explore the uncharted territories within creative acceptance. Wilson will share her experiences of learning to look beyond the objects and images to see the deep human experience that led to their creation. Through guided questioning and conversation we will explore cross-cultural collaborations as an opportunity for unexpected growth. Together we’ll discover the courage to be open to a broader spectrum of opportunity and potential within ourselves, our organizations, and our communities.

Event | April 26, 2022

The Future of Intergenerational Climate Movement

Amidst devastating wildfires, a global pandemic, and a rapidly changing world, young people across the planet have stepped up to lead in the movement for climate, racial, and social justice. In this So Much Together workshop, high school organizers Adah Crandall and Danny Cage will offer dialogue and case studies from their involvement in youth-led projects and campaigns: the good, the bad, and the somewhere-in-between. This workshop will invite participants to join in a conversation about collaborative organizing and to imagine the possibilities for a powerful, multigenerational social movement—one that cultivates adult allyship, supports youth, and makes space for youth voices.

Event | April 23, 2022

Wit, Wisdom, and Fury: Collaborative Approaches to Community Wellness

In this So Much Together workshop, community activist and educator Darrell Wade will share how he came to found Black Men’s Wellness, a community-based initiative that addresses health concerns commonly affecting Black and African American men. Co-presented with Christopher Scott, a facilitator with Black Men’s Wellness and creator of the Hip Hop Social Worker podcast, this workshop will offer insights and perspectives on building community-based networks for health, while identifying the ways that collaboration and imagination inform this work.

Event | May 31, 2022

What Should Not Be Forgotten: Crafting Living Legacies

In this So Much Together workshop, author Susan DeFreitas will share the stories behind some of the larger-the-life activists and creative visionaries who've inspired her work and invite us to think about the person or people who have had significant impacts on our own lives. Through creative exercises and discussion, we’ll dig into the legacies of important individuals that we each help to carry. As we consider the ways we have been enriched by those who've gone before us, we'll gain insight into how we might better carry their legacies forward and even create our own.

Event | March 12, 2022

So Much Together: We Can Create a Paradise

During times of great change and uncertainty, reflecting on how people have adapted to and thrived in the past can help us look to the future. Indigenous people have lived in the Pacific Northwest since time immemorial. Through elder-informed conversations, this workshop will encourage participants to learn from traditional gatherers about Columbia Plateau culture, systems of knowledge, and practices; explore the connections between ourselves, our foods, and other species; gain greater understanding of traditional land stewardship; and more. Presented by Stefanie Krantz and Andrea Whiteplume.

Event | March 3, 2022

So Much Together

Workshops celebrating the abundance of collaborative and imaginative work happening in Oregon and throughout the Pacific Northwest.

So Much Together | July 20, 2021

So Much Together: Us and Our Stuff

Frog & Toad Hauling is a junk removal and creative reuse service dedicated to seeing the treasure in trash. In this two-part workshop, we will explore through conversation, practice, and self-reflective, multimedia activities questions such as What is trash? How do we determine what does and doesn’t belong to us?

Event | June 7, 2021

So Much Together: Us and Our Stuff

Frog & Toad Hauling is a junk removal and creative reuse service dedicated to seeing the treasure in trash. In this two-part workshop, we will explore through conversation, practice, and self-reflective, multimedia activities questions such as What is trash? How do we determine what does and doesn’t belong to us?

Event | June 9, 2021

So Much Together - The People’s Park: Reclaiming Spaces for Our Communities

Lauren Everett is a Portland-based artist, community activist, and researcher. In 2020, Lauren led the creation of the People’s Park, a temporary community space created on a vacant lot in the St. Johns neighborhood. In this two-part workshop, she will share the story of how the park came about, framed by a discussion about the ideology of property in the United States. Participants will collaborate to design their own community spaces and learn some of the basic practical aspects of doing this kind of project.

Event | June 14, 2021

So Much Together - The People’s Park: Reclaiming Spaces for Our Communities

Lauren Everett is a Portland-based artist, community activist, and researcher. In 2020, Lauren led the creation of the People’s Park, a temporary community space created on a vacant lot in the St. Johns neighborhood. In this two-part workshop, she will share the story of how the park came about, framed by a discussion about the ideology of property in the United States. Participants will collaborate to design their own community spaces and learn some of the basic practical aspects of doing this kind of project.

Event | June 16, 2021

So Much Together: Shared Possessions

Patricia Vázquez Gómez is an artist whose practice investigates the social functions of art, the intersections between aesthetics, ethics, and politics, and the expansion of community-based art practices. She strongly believes that we all possess unique talents, knowledge, and perspectives that make us unique and unordinary, and that those special possessions are often obscured by the situations in which we find ourselves. In this workshop, Patricia will share some of her projects and guide conversations and quick activities to connect to the themes and methods of her artwork. We will learn about the unique cultural possessions that each participant brings in the form of sayings inherited from families and cultures and make a set of posters featuring those sayings.

Event | June 21, 2021

So Much Together: Shared Possessions

Patricia Vázquez Gómez is an artist whose practice investigates the social functions of art, the intersections between aesthetics, ethics, and politics, and the expansion of community-based art practices. She strongly believes that we all possess unique talents, knowledge, and perspectives that make us unique and unordinary, and that those special possessions are often obscured by the situations in which we find ourselves. In this two-part workshop, Patricia will share some of her projects and guide conversations and quick activities to connect to the themes and methods of her artwork. We will learn about the unique cultural possessions that each participant brings in the form of sayings inherited from families and cultures and make a set of posters featuring those sayings.

Event | June 23, 2021

Land Conservation: Roots, Realities, and Reimaginings

Join Katie Voelke, executive director of North Coast Land Conservancy, as she discusses NCLC’s work to protect Oregon's coastal lands. In this two-part workshop, Katie will walk participants through the organization’s own path of relearning the racist history of land conservation in the US and the ways that conservation, through the land trust’s tools of ownership, has perpetuated Indigenous land loss.

Event | June 28, 2021

Land Conservation: Roots, Realities, and Reimaginings

Join Katie Voelke, executive director of North Coast Land Conservancy, as she discusses NCLC’s work to protect Oregon's coastal lands. In this two-part workshop, Katie will walk participants through the organization’s own path of relearning the racist history of land conservation in the US and the ways that conservation, through the land trust’s tools of ownership, has perpetuated Indigenous land loss.

Event | June 30, 2021

Rekindling Our Ancestral Relations through Food with Michelle Week

In this So Much Together workshop, Farmer Michelle Week will talk about what inspires her and what fuels her hope as she builds food sovereignty and connection through Good Rain Farm. Throughout the event, participants will have the opportunity to explore their unique heritages through activities, dialogue, and reflection, reconnecting to practices of reverence for place and for all those we share our homes with.

Event | March 20, 2021