“A Slower Urgency: I learned, a long time ago, about a particular saying from the continent I grew up on: ‘the times are urgent; let us slow down.’”

Bayo Akomolafe
Visionary Founder and Elder of The Emergence Network



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What is The Resilient Activist?

Learn more with our Media Kit

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Media Kit

Corporate & Small Business Sponsorships

We’d love to promote your business in our programs and on our sites! Check out our Corporate Sponsorship opportunities and learn how you can show that you understand the value of supporting resilient activists while you nurture The Resilient Activist organization!

Nonprofit Partnership Opportunities

We are delighted to collaborate with Nonprofit and Grassroots organizations within our new Online Interactive Community! Learn more here about partnership opportunities and how they can provide community-building, content, and resilience for your organization.

“The best way to take care of the environment is to take care of the environmentalist.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, The Sun My Heart

Participate!

We’d love to have you join us at our upcoming events.

Aug
13
Sat
Resilient Activism: Taking Meaningful Action Through Political Engagement @ Online via Zoom
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Saturday, August 13th

2:00 – 3:30 pm CT

On Zoom via our Mighty Networks Online Community

Register here

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This presentation offers a guide for engaging in our political system to effect positive change in a joyful, self-caring, and sustainable way.

We present activism as part of self-care, and self-care as part of activism.

Activism is often perceived as a negative, frustrating, and angry way of being. As such, people do not want to become activists or even adopt the changes that activists are promoting.

We are presenting a different paradigm! 

We believe that we will draw more people to our cause if we are energized, engaged, and joyous in our activism. Anger, sadness, and frustration are natural responses to our broken and inequitable world. However, by cultivating joy, self-care, and connection, we can focus our negative emotions into positive, sustainable, and resilient activism.

This presentation is intended for two audiences:

  • Those who want to meaningfully engage in our political system to support, nurture, and protect what they hold dear, but aren’t sure where to begin.
  • Those who are already taking political action and want to add resilience, but are not sure how.

Anne Melia

  • Environmental Scientist/Chemist
  • Political and Environmental Activist
  • Native Plant Enthusiast and Gardener
  • Serial non-profit board member/volunteer
  • Recent yoga and meditation practitioner

Tobi Holloway

  • Retired enterprise data architect with wellness side-gigs
  • Board member, presenter, and resilience and meditation teacher for The Resilient Activist
  • Lifestyle-as-medicine nerd
  • Move-Your-Body enthusiast
Aug
16
Tue
The Resilient Activist JEDI Book Club @ Our interactive online community on Zoom
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Resilient Activist JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Book Club

Are you interested in learning more about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in America with a group of like-minded and open-hearted people?

Do you enjoy reading and discussing books that expand your understanding of yourself and the world?

If these questions touch a chord, then The Resilient Activist JEDI Book Club is for you!

Book Cover: You Are Your Best ThingFor our August JEDI Book Club we will be reading, You Are Your Best Thing, Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience, an anthology co-created by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown.

Here is a blurb about the book from Brené’s website.

This anthology is a space to recognize and process the trauma of white supremacy, a space to be vulnerable and affirm the fullness of Black life and Black possibility, a space that gives Black humanity breathing room. Featuring essays by Jason Reynolds, Austin Channing Brown, Tanya Denise Fields, Kiese Makeba Laymon, Prentis Hemphill, Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts, Marc Lamont Hill, Keah Brown, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Shawn A. Ginwright, Kaia Naadira, Deran Young, Sonya Renee Taylor, Irene Antonia Diane Reece, Yolo Akili Robinson, Laverne Cox, Jessica J. Williams, Aiko D. Bethea, and Imani Perry.

Learn more.

Register at this link.

Please feel welcome to attend, even if you missed earlier meetings. This is an open group, and we understand that our lives are busy and not everyone will be able to attend each month!

The JEDI Book Club is facilitated by Resilient Activists Brenda Bennett-Pike and Anne Melia. We hope you will join us!

Aug
23
Tue
Climate Café Gathering @ Online via Zoom
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Resilient Activist’s

Climate Café

Fourth Tuesday of each month

6:00-7:30 pm Central

Hosted on our Mighty Networks Online Community via Zoom

Photo of people sitting in a coffee shop or café

Is the latest IPCC report keeping you up at night?

Join our next Climate Café for a safe space to process it.

The Resilient Activist offers our own interpretation of these gatherings, based on training we have received through the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America, and other resilience practices we incorporate into our programs including short meditations, journaling, nature connection, and breakout rooms.

This is your best opportunity to connect with a community that gets you, with folks who are experiencing many of the emotions that climate change has brought out in your heart and mind.

There is nothing for you to commit to except to gather your favorite beverage, a journal, find a comfortable spot with your Zoom window open, and just be you.

Each session will include facilitators from The Resilient Activist as well as a Climate-Aware Therapist to guide the conversations in ways that are supportive and nurturing.

Here’s the overview from the Climate Café’s website:

Meet your friends. Speak your #ClimateTruth.

The idea is simple

Sep
20
Tue
The Resilient Activist JEDI Book Club @ Our interactive online community on Zoom
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Resilient Activist JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Book Club

Are you interested in learning more about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in America with a group of like-minded and open-hearted people?

Do you enjoy reading and discussing books that expand your understanding of yourself and the world?

If these questions touch a chord, then The Resilient Activist JEDI Book Club is for you!

For our September JEDI Book Club, we will be reading James Baldwin’s, Go Tell it On the Mountain. Below is a summary of the book provided by Goodreads:

Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin’s first major work, a semi-autobiographical novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy’s discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Baldwin’s rendering of his protagonist’s spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.

Learn more.

Register at this link.

Please feel welcome to attend, even if you missed earlier meetings. This is an open group, and we understand that our lives are busy and not everyone will be able to attend each month!

The JEDI Book Club is facilitated by Resilient Activists Brenda Bennett-Pike and Anne Melia. We hope you will join us!

Sep
25
Sun
A Native Garden Transformation: A Fundraiser @ Private Home near 69th & Wornall Road, Kansas City MO
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

A Native Garden Transformation: Fundraiser

Sunday, September 25, 2022 10 am – 2 pm Central Time

Private Home near 69th & Wornall Road, Kansas City MO

The exact address will be shown on the Ticket. Rain Date: Sunday, Oct. 9th

Tour. Learn. Inspire.

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Ticket Options

Ticket purchases are not refundable. If you are not able to attend, please share your ticket with others!

In the event of a rainout on both days, your pre-purchased ticket will be a donation.

Tickets required for Ages 12+

  • In Advance – $20.00 ($22.07 with service fees)
  • Day of Event – $25.00 ($27.27 with service fees)
  • Bronze Level Sponsorship – $100.00  ($105.19 with service fees)
    • 2 Tickets
    • Listing on the event donations page
  • Can’t join us that day? Click “Purchase Tickets Here” and make a donation!


Event Activities

  • Tour a Home Garden filled with both mature and new native plants
  • Learn from Local Experts
  • Be Inspired
    • Local resources and vendors – watch this site for the list of vendors
    • Local Art
      • Silent Auction – watch this site to view and bid on donated items
      • Chalk art with Amy Lyn Sell

All funds raised will support The Resilient Activist: Community support for activists and others concerned about climate change.

Questions: Reach out to Info@TheResilientActivist.org


The Resilient Activist is a public charity recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3).

Sep
27
Tue
Climate Café Gathering @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Resilient Activist’s

Climate Café

Fourth Tuesday of each month

6:00-7:30 pm Central

Hosted on our Mighty Networks Online Community via Zoom

Photo of people sitting in a coffee shop or café

Is the latest IPCC report keeping you up at night?

Join our next Climate Café for a safe space to process it.

The Resilient Activist offers our own interpretation of these gatherings, based on training we have received through the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America, and other resilience practices we incorporate into our programs including short meditations, journaling, nature connection, and breakout rooms.

This is your best opportunity to connect with a community that gets you, with folks who are experiencing many of the emotions that climate change has brought out in your heart and mind.

There is nothing for you to commit to except to gather your favorite beverage, a journal, find a comfortable spot with your Zoom window open, and just be you.

Each session will include facilitators from The Resilient Activist as well as a Climate-Aware Therapist to guide the conversations in ways that are supportive and nurturing.

Here’s the overview from the Climate Café’s website:

Meet your friends. Speak your #ClimateTruth.

The idea is simple


Speakers Bureau Presentations

The Resilient Activist’s Speakers Bureau offers educational and inspiring presentations and workshops designed to help audiences better understand how they can be a part of creating a healthier planet in ways that also support our well-being.  Check out our Speakers Bureau Presentations page for a detailed list of topics.

Speaker Sami Aaron: Reconnecting to nature


“Activism is the art of taking action to support, nurture, and protect what we hold dear.” ~The Resilient Activist