Bioregionalism: Connecting and Activating Generations

PCC FORUM AND IMPACT@CIIS PRESENT:  Bioregionalism:  Connecting and Activating Generations with special guests Planet Drum Foundation and Terran Collective September 3rd, 2020 5-6:30pm PDT   Bioregionalism is about getting to know a place and its myths, mysteries, terrain, history, relationships, culture, and ecological processes. Numerous visionaries and scholars have written that the bioregion presents a manageable... Continue Reading →

Re-imagining My Human Self Through the PCC Journey and Beyond, with Linda Dayem-Kealey As the PCC mission affirms, we need to reimagine the human species as a mutually enhancing member of the Earth community. As part of this, we must reimagine the relationships between humans and other-than-human beings. Indigenous ontologies are based on a reciprocal relationship between humans and animals, plants, rivers, rocks, etc., but the Western,... Continue Reading →

Gimme Shelter: Reflections and Strategies for Our Current World Transits

Thursday, 4/16  7pm PDT   The present convergence of planets has been anticipated by astrologers with some trepidation for many years. The Saturn-Pluto cycle in particular corresponds to profoundly challenging, character-defining periods in history. But this time Uranus, Jupiter, and Mars are all involved as well, with the five-planet interaction suggesting very powerful and complex archetypal... Continue Reading →

What is Consciousness and What is our Place in the Universe? 

What is Consciousness and What is our Place in the Universe? Riccardo Manzotti and Brian Swimme Since the 1950s, the physical nature of consciousness has remained elusive. At first, neuroscientists endorsed mind-brain identity theories but because of the repetitive failures in locating suitable neural processes, the scientific community has eventually opted for neural... Continue Reading →

The Subject-Object Divide: Diagnosing the Pathos of Our Times

The Subject-Object Divide: Diagnosing the Pathos of Our Times Room 304, 7-9pm 2/20/20 View online at: The modern crisis, in all ecological and socio-political forms, finds its origin in a manner of thought that entails the subject-object divide as a central tenet. Surviving the modern crisis means changing our fundamental philosophical perspective. Only then,... Continue Reading →

The Arab Awakening: Lessons Learned from the 2011 Non-Violent Egyptian Revolution Building on his experience in co-founding multiple youth movements in the Middle East, Ahmed Salah learned that there are rarely any truly impossible situations and that even the most powerful corrupt systems can be taken down with creative thinking and passionate work. Come join us in a conversation about the value of non-violence in... Continue Reading →

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