Date: October 3, 2020, 10 AM to 2 PM
Theme: Inclusive Communities Thrive Together
Featuring Crystal Bird Farmer as Keynote Presenter
Link to online event (on Oct 3, open by 9:55 AM):
Objectives: Community Networking, online companionship. Promoting Communities as a Public Good.
10-11: Gather, do land acknowledgement, hear about communities present, introduce theme.
11-12: Featured Presentation by Crystal Byrd Farmer, “Lessons from the Token” on understanding the full meaning of diversity in our current social situation, with implications for life in community.
12 – 12:30: Discussion of implications for life in community
12:30 – 1:00 A food sharing ritual; meal break 30 minutes
1 – 1:40: Video and discussion on resilience and resistance, values commitments, crafting community friendly public policy measures. What legal policies would help communities form, thrive and expand?
2: Closing, future plans
Crystal Farmer’s book “The Token: Commonsense ideas for increasing diversity…”
Syd Fredrickson has been living in intentional communities since 1983. She trained to be a facilitator in the context of living in an egalitarian, income-sharing community (Twin Oaks), learning consensus facilitation from Caroline Estes, and exploring Sociocracy more recently with Diana Leafe Christian. She is a former board member and staff of the Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC), the most recent past President of the Northwest Intentional Communities Association (NICA), and for two years was a coordinator of West Coast Communities Conference. In 2019, Syd founded the service, Under 1 Roof – https://under1roof.info/, a resource for cooperative households, intentional communities, and homeowners contemplating the addition of one or more housemates to their homes.