Starhawk Visits Gabriola Island May 14th

New Society Publishers

Press Release

Monday, May 5 2014

Starhawk, leading global justice activist and organizer, will be hosting her workshop “The Magic of Co-creation: Building Power in Groups” on Gabriola Island, May 14th at the Gabriola Commons at 1:30PM. 

From Cairo to Wall Street, all over the world people are coming together to create change, organizing without top-down leadership or hierarchies.  In thousands of voluntary groups everywhere, people work together to create everything from community gardens to media to new ways of living.  Such circles can be enormously creative and empowering, but they can also be cumbersome and frustrating.  Yet when they work well, they liberate our imagination and change the world.    

In her latest book, The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, Starhawk draws on four decades of experience in circles and collectives to show us how to foster connection, positive power, and clear communication in our groups and ourselves.

In the workshop people will use the tools of magic, meditation, trance, and ritual to explore issues of personal and social power.  We’ll look at ways to create nurturing and healing group structures, to deal with difficult people and embrace constructive conflict.  We’ll raise and focus group energy to celebrate our connectedness and nurture resilient communities that can support our individual creative expressions and be joyful and effective agents of change.

The daytime workshop will be held at The Gabriola Commons, 675 North Road, Gabriola Island, from 1:30 – 4:40 followed by a potluck, full moon ceremony and a spiral dance. Tickets available from Gabriola Artworks (250 247-7412) for a sliding scale price of $15 -$50. For more information contact Steven Levesque,