The harvest has been
good, the wood is in, the animals are healthy, and so we took much of
the month to sojourn among friends. In this issue: rebirth and renewal,
the human spirit alive and flourishing, Detroit and the land of the
Credit: Monica Jagel
The city of Detroit
is bankrupt. The people are not.
And while the emergency management increases foreclosures and water
shut-offs with little regard to the humanity they crush, the people are
demonstrating resilience and creating new visions and new possibilities
for their community. They are waging love. Please read this article by
Supported but not
driven by the wisdom of Grace Lee Boggs and Jimmy Boggs (Boggs
the people of Detroit are "finding a way out of no way." I keep in
touch with the pulse of Detroit and with my friends there because their
effort inspires me. Their love welcomes me. Their challenge to become
more human in a culture with little regard for humanity is my
I urge you to become
a friend of Detroit, go beyond the media dribble, recognize the
gentrification that is occurring - but most importantly discover the
passion and strength of our collective human spirit. It is alive and
well in Detroit. For a lively introduction, check out Tyree Guyton and
The Heidelberg Project.
*"Time to Grow Our
Souls" is a quote from Grace Lee Boggs. If you haven't met Grace, take
the time to stream the movie American Revolutionary: The Evolution of
Grace Lee Boggs here:
THE LAND OF THE DINE
For nearly 20 years
I have traveled to the land of the Dine. Compelled by the compassion
and dignity of the people and the beauty of the land, I have grown my
We have been invited
to bring youth in 2015 to walk with the sheep, to learn about weaving,
and so much more. Stay tuned for details.
Renewing a Commitment to Peace:
A Peacemaker Conversation at Echo Valley
December 13, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
with Carol Jacobs, Coulee Region Herbalist
Festival of Light at Echo Valley
Weaving Classes will be scheduled by
Please contact Jan
Winona LaDuke at Winona State
November 17, 7:00 p.m.
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Winona State University
will host Winona LaDuke for "The Next Energy Economy: Grassroots
Strategies to Mitigate Global Climate Change & How We Move
Ahead" in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons. Click here for more.
Prem Rawat in London
Enjoy this speech on staying focused on humanitarian efforts and our
own personal peace.
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of peace, bringing people together, celebrating diversity and
respecting the Earth.
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