Grassroots organizations from throughout the region came together for this event on the rapid increase of industrial animal confinements and associated infrastructure in the Driftless area and what communities are doing in response.
Echo Valley Hope was a proud co-sponsor. Edited versions will soon be released and posted here.
Take time to learn about what is happening in our region and how we can all help.
Listen in to a conversation with Andi Cloud, Ho-Chunk educator and environmental activist.
Finding the strength and clarity to “to make a better world”. *
Gatherings will take place at Echo Valley Farm, Ontario, Wisconsin on Sunday, Nov 19; Saturday, Dec 16; Saturday, Jan. 20; Saturday, Feb. 17; Saturday, March 17
Sessions will run from 10AM until noon, break for lunch, and reconvene from 1PM to 3PM, or as long as needed. There is no cost. A free will donation to Echo Valley Hope will be appreciated. We will meet the third Saturday or Sunday of each month. You are welcome to one or all.
For more information, call 608-337-4871. Or visit the fb event page A New Activism
Some considerations worth exploring:
The perspective of Vimala Thakur on the need for activism and peace to come together remains an important understanding of our time. http://www.prahlad.org/gallery/AwakeningToRevolution.htm
* Entire quote, from the Dalai Lama: “Critical thinking followed by actions. Discern what your world is. Know the plot of your life of this human drama and figure out where your talents might fit in to make a better world.”
WDRT 91.9 FM has opened the door for Conversations, a weekly hour broadcast on Thursday mornings at 9:00 am CST. I put my foot in the door with this conversation with my friend, David Kopitzke, a Conscientious Objector to the Vietnam War. Raising the voice of Peace…
Beginning Thursday, June 15 at 5:30 PM CST a short segment called, “Consider This” will bring my voice and my hopes to the radio audience. Have ideas you might like to explore?…let me know.
Thanks for listening and for your support of peace.
Join filmaker, Kahstosera’a Paulette Moore, for a viewing and discussion of her documentary, The Spirit of Standing Rock.
The film is a collection of soulful narratives from Water Protectors, articulating their world view and describing what has brought them together in sacred action.
Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) filmmaker and educator Paulette Moore and YES! Magazine Co-Founder and Editor-at-large Sarah van Gelder created this documentary from their footage and reporting from Standing Rock camps gathered in the fall of 2016.
The event is free and refreshments will be served.
On Saturday, June 17 from 11:00 am- 5 :00 pm at Echo Valley Farm, Wisconsin You are welcome to a conversation with the filmaker on what has been learned in environmental justice movements, what are the next steps, and the importance of indigenous media. We will view her documentary ” From Wisconsin With Love”. The event is free. A free will contribution of $7 for lunch.
Echo Valley Hope will offer The Prem Rawat Foundation TPRF’s free 10 week Peace Education Program. Beginning June 7 at 6 PM at the Ontario Public Library
This is a self awareness program designed to help individuals discover peace within. Each class will reflect upon components of peace. Topics include: Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-Awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope, and Contentment
The program will run for 10 consecutive weeks through August 9. Make up / missed classes can be arranged.
For more on personal peace visit Timeless Today https://www.timelesstoday.com/
To learn more about the Pace Education Program beginning in Ontario, June 7, or to register for the series of free classes, please call Jan Kenyon 608-337-4578
Dena Eakles has been invited to the Viroqua Area Rotary Club on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, at noon. She will talk about Echo Valley Hope. View the Facebook invitation.
Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a secular organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 member clubs worldwide. 1.2 million individuals called Rotarians have joined these clubs.
Rivera Sun and Sherri Mitchell of Love (and Revolution) Radio spoke with Dena Eakles of Echo Valley Hope about her recent time at Standing Rock, what’s coming next for the movement, and how to bring prayerful, peaceful activism home to your heart and your community. Listen to the podcast.
Listen to Love (and Revolution) Radio’s 2017 New Year’s podcast, Challenges and Possibilities Coming in 2017.
Five guests discuss the challenges and possibilities opening up in 2017. Kazu Haga of the East Point Peace Academy; Dena Eakles of Echo Valley Hope; Heart Phoenix of the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuiling; Rhonda Fabian, Editor of Kosmos Online; and Larry Spotted Crow Mann join Sherri Mitchell and Rivera Sun to look into what’s coming . . . the frightening, the hopeful, the encouraging, and the inspiring.