The Role of “Heroic” Learning Communities in the Postmodern Era

Join author and educator Richard Tarnas and elder change-maker, Buddhist scholar and Deep Ecology progenitor Joanna Macy for this radical exploration of Heroic Learning Communities and their unique role at this critical moment in the evolution of human civilization and our relationship to nature, each other and ourselves.

Facilitated Dialogue at the Networking Center—Reimagining Education

How do we re-imagine and redesign systems of learning to respond to our escalating challenges and real needs? Come connect, network, and share your insights. 

Conversation Café


Council: Restoring and Honoring the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine

Interactive, experiential 

(Double session, continued from 2:45pm)

Youth Leadership: Poetry Slam | Hosted by poet Josh Healy

Youth Leadership: Poetry Slam. Hosted by poet Josh Healy.

Walking Your Talk in the World: Exploring Embodied Transformation

Come to begin at the heart and soul of what matters; discover the patterns that ‘walk us,’ harvest your natural knowing, glide with effortless ease, connect vibrantly to your world, and embody your goals for global renewal. With author and educator Suki Munsell, Ph.D., Interactive/Experiential


Mother Earth – Father Sky: Voices from the Spirit!

Indigenous Forum

Hosted by: Tom B.K. Goldtooth (Dine’/Dakota), Executive Director, Indigenous Environmental Network. With: Eddie Benton-Benai, (Anishinabe Fish Clan), Grand Chief of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge; Mona Polacca (Hopi, Havasupai and Tewa), indigenous elder stateswoman, International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers.

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Resist, Restore, Re-imagine: Greening Detroit with Resilience

Hosted by Nikki Henderson, Executive Director, People’s Grocery. With: Gloria Rivera, Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Coordinator; Malik Yakini, Executive Director of The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network; Lottie Spady, Detroit activist.

The Commons of Healthcare: Resilience as the Anchor for Health

Hosted by Molly Roberts, M.D., M.S., President of the American Holistic Medical Association. With: Jamie Harvie, Executive Director, Institute for a Sustainable Future, co-founder, Commons Health Care Network; Nancy Sudak, M.D. ABIHM, Executive Director American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine; David Zuckerman, Research Associate, The Democracy Collaborative.

The Art and Tradition of Fermentation: Community, Culture and Evolution

With: Sandor Katz, author of The Art of Fermentation and other cutting-edge books on cultured foods.