The calendar shows events we are part of, and events we are sponsoring. For more events of interest, check out our partners Climate Council of Kansas City and Deep Roots KC.

Do you have an event we should know about? Send us a message.

Jan
31
Sun
Resilience and Morning Meditation @ Zoom
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Image by Angela C from Pixabay

Join The Resilient Activist for

Morning Meditation

Sundays 9 – 10 am CDT

On Zoom

These weekly practices are suitable for anyone – from new meditators to those with a deep and long-standing practice.

They will follow the format of daily meditations we offered during the COVID-19 shut-ins. This article will give you an idea of what to expect.

Support The Resilient Activist

Classes are offered at no charge. If you’re financially secure, a suggested donation of $15 per session will help us continue to provide programs like this one!


Register here for Zoom Meeting ID:

“I come every week because it’s the only place I can go to receive a breathing practice, and I come for the community that I really value.” TH

“I like the idea of community also. Especially with the virus and having to stay at home, I realize I’ve felt the need to connect with people. I love the idea of the consciousness, the awareness, and the emphasis on nature. That’s important to me.” DP

“I always wanted to learn more about meditation and I’m grateful for the opportunity to come and learn. I’m getting a lot out of it. I can tell that my ability to deal with circumstances is getting better about certain things.” AM

“There are not many places I can go and have this type of conversation and feel comfortable.” JG

“I come to meditation because it’s like my weekly reset. Even when things get busy and flustered and whatever, if I come here and I do it, it’s like a brand new start to my week and I feel better. It’s my must.” CJ

“I feel like I have friends here even though I’ve never met most of the others in person.” JB

“I’m here because this is such a perfect little sangha that we have going on Sunday mornings. I meditate a couple of times a day, but this is something special because every week it’s something different and very rewarding to do.” DB

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Climate of Community: True Power for Climate Resilience and Recovery @ Zoom - register below for link
Jan 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Climate of Community

True Power for Climate Resilience and Recovery

Sunday, January 31, 2021

3:00-5:00 pm CST on Zoom 

Register here for the Zoom link:

“Climate anxiety” and “eco-grief” refer to the widespread distress people experience as the realities of the climate crisis set in.  Fear of what is to come and a sense of helplessness can wear us down.  We are often overwhelmed, unsure how to do anything meaningful enough to make the large scale and fast changes needed to turn this around.

In this January 2021 session, Dr. Barbara Gilbert will review the True Power Paradigm as it relates to eco-anxiety and grief.  She will describe the role of these emotions in effective empowerment to address the Climate Crisis.  This session builds on what was addressed in the December 2020 session but participants will be able to follow along with the material and the exercises even if they didn’t attend in December.

In addition, we will have representatives from organizations that are taking action to address the Climate Crisis.  They will describe what they are doing and how you can get involved if their mission fits you.  The goal is to identify what matters most to you about the Climate Crisis and start to develop your plan of action both personally and in community.

Climate of Community is a grassroots group, a combined effort of a previous group based in Lawrence, KS, and The Resilient Activist organization. Many other organizations are partnering, sponsoring, supporting us as well.

The process of how we go about developing community is integral in effectively responding to the climate crisis.

We are working to create a climate of Community

so the community can work effectively for the Climate.

This program is open to anyone in any location! With the power of online meetings, community groups can be defined by more than just geographic proximity.

Climate of Community is working to help our community, based on five concepts:

  1. We bear the burden of difficult things better as a bonded community than we can ever do as individuals;
  2. Sharing our stories authentically is part of the bonding and healing process that keeps us strong and effective;
  3. Finding our personal power and linking that with community power is the most effective we can be in addressing broad-scale difficulties;
  4. There are many paths to community bonding and healing, arising from diverse traditions and methods, and the more diverse our approaches the stronger we will be and remain.
  5. True Power is not “power over” others but “power to” advocate for and serve what matters to us.

Barbara Gilbert, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist currently in private practice in Lawrence, Kansas, and has practiced clinically for 35 years. She also has experience addressing larger-scale barriers to healthy functioning of the whole community.  She offers a psychology-based path to True Power for Climate Resilience and Recovery. Connect with Dr. Gilbert at this link.

Co-SponsorsThe Resilient Activist, Haskell Indian Nations University; University of Kansas Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities; Lawrence, KS Public Library.

PartnersSunrise Movement-Lawrence; City of Lawrence, KS Sustainability Office; Be Moved Studio

Feb
6
Sat
Visionary Activists Salon @ Zoom - register below for link
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a follow-up event to the

Visionary Activist Workshop

a new gathering

Visionary Activist Salon *

Sat. Feb 6th, 2021 10-noon CST

on Zoom – Register below

Co-hosted by Sami Aaron, Meredith McAllister, and Kayla Williams

As requested by participants in January’s Visionary Activist Workshops, we are following up with gatherings to support your journey as you continue to develop your VISION!

This event is open to those who participated in an earlier Visionary Activist Workshop.

Through a process of meditation, journaling, and informal group conversation, our first Salon* will focus on:

  • Revisiting the Workshop: we’ll review the January workshop to hear what was beneficial and what would you have liked to experience differently?
  • Personal Growth: since the workshop, what has transpired in your steps to bring your VISION to life?
  • Moving Forward: what are your next steps and what support would be helpful? How can The Resilient Activist be of service?

*Salon (gathering): A conversational gathering. A salon is a gathering of people held by an inspiring host. During the gathering, participants amuse one another and increase their knowledge through conversation.

Register here:

Some of your comments after the workshop:

“This workshop had me sit and reflect on myself in a way that reminded me of my past achievements, my skills, my education, and – above all else – my passion. These reflections showed me that, yes, I actually AM able to make a difference!”

“The combination of Meditation and Journaling of my ideas on my own Vision for my Future Universe was enlightening and powerful.”

“Having others to reflect, brainstorm, and recapitulate with is so valuable to this work!”

“The workshop used mindfulness and meditation to bring forth authenticity and let me begin to craft a cohesive, practical vision for my next career direction.”

“So much of my own activism feels urgent and this workshop helped me take a step back, reflect, and realize how my mind, body, and spirit are necessary to achieve my vision.”

Feb
7
Sun
Resilience and Morning Meditation @ Zoom
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Image by Angela C from Pixabay

Join The Resilient Activist for

Morning Meditation

Sundays 9 – 10 am CDT

On Zoom

These weekly practices are suitable for anyone – from new meditators to those with a deep and long-standing practice.

They will follow the format of daily meditations we offered during the COVID-19 shut-ins. This article will give you an idea of what to expect.

Support The Resilient Activist

Classes are offered at no charge. If you’re financially secure, a suggested donation of $15 per session will help us continue to provide programs like this one!


Register here for Zoom Meeting ID:

“I come every week because it’s the only place I can go to receive a breathing practice, and I come for the community that I really value.” TH

“I like the idea of community also. Especially with the virus and having to stay at home, I realize I’ve felt the need to connect with people. I love the idea of the consciousness, the awareness, and the emphasis on nature. That’s important to me.” DP

“I always wanted to learn more about meditation and I’m grateful for the opportunity to come and learn. I’m getting a lot out of it. I can tell that my ability to deal with circumstances is getting better about certain things.” AM

“There are not many places I can go and have this type of conversation and feel comfortable.” JG

“I come to meditation because it’s like my weekly reset. Even when things get busy and flustered and whatever, if I come here and I do it, it’s like a brand new start to my week and I feel better. It’s my must.” CJ

“I feel like I have friends here even though I’ve never met most of the others in person.” JB

“I’m here because this is such a perfect little sangha that we have going on Sunday mornings. I meditate a couple of times a day, but this is something special because every week it’s something different and very rewarding to do.” DB

Image by silviarita from Pixabay
Feb
14
Sun
Resilience and Morning Meditation @ Zoom
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Image by Angela C from Pixabay

Join The Resilient Activist for

Morning Meditation

Sundays 9 – 10 am CDT

On Zoom

These weekly practices are suitable for anyone – from new meditators to those with a deep and long-standing practice.

They will follow the format of daily meditations we offered during the COVID-19 shut-ins. This article will give you an idea of what to expect.

Support The Resilient Activist

Classes are offered at no charge. If you’re financially secure, a suggested donation of $15 per session will help us continue to provide programs like this one!


Register here for Zoom Meeting ID:

“I come every week because it’s the only place I can go to receive a breathing practice, and I come for the community that I really value.” TH

“I like the idea of community also. Especially with the virus and having to stay at home, I realize I’ve felt the need to connect with people. I love the idea of the consciousness, the awareness, and the emphasis on nature. That’s important to me.” DP

“I always wanted to learn more about meditation and I’m grateful for the opportunity to come and learn. I’m getting a lot out of it. I can tell that my ability to deal with circumstances is getting better about certain things.” AM

“There are not many places I can go and have this type of conversation and feel comfortable.” JG

“I come to meditation because it’s like my weekly reset. Even when things get busy and flustered and whatever, if I come here and I do it, it’s like a brand new start to my week and I feel better. It’s my must.” CJ

“I feel like I have friends here even though I’ve never met most of the others in person.” JB

“I’m here because this is such a perfect little sangha that we have going on Sunday mornings. I meditate a couple of times a day, but this is something special because every week it’s something different and very rewarding to do.” DB

Image by silviarita from Pixabay
Feb
20
Sat
Climate Conversations: Renew The Blue @ Zoom & various locations along the Blue River
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
We are delighted to collaborate with the

Heartland Conservation Alliance

Climate Conversations 

How the Blue River Enriches My Life

Nature-Connection and River Cleanup

Sat. Feb 20, 2021 11 am – 2 pm CST on Zoom

More details to come …

Feb
21
Sun
Resilience and Morning Meditation @ Zoom
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Image by Angela C from Pixabay

Join The Resilient Activist for

Morning Meditation

Sundays 9 – 10 am CDT

On Zoom

These weekly practices are suitable for anyone – from new meditators to those with a deep and long-standing practice.

They will follow the format of daily meditations we offered during the COVID-19 shut-ins. This article will give you an idea of what to expect.

Support The Resilient Activist

Classes are offered at no charge. If you’re financially secure, a suggested donation of $15 per session will help us continue to provide programs like this one!


Register here for Zoom Meeting ID:

“I come every week because it’s the only place I can go to receive a breathing practice, and I come for the community that I really value.” TH

“I like the idea of community also. Especially with the virus and having to stay at home, I realize I’ve felt the need to connect with people. I love the idea of the consciousness, the awareness, and the emphasis on nature. That’s important to me.” DP

“I always wanted to learn more about meditation and I’m grateful for the opportunity to come and learn. I’m getting a lot out of it. I can tell that my ability to deal with circumstances is getting better about certain things.” AM

“There are not many places I can go and have this type of conversation and feel comfortable.” JG

“I come to meditation because it’s like my weekly reset. Even when things get busy and flustered and whatever, if I come here and I do it, it’s like a brand new start to my week and I feel better. It’s my must.” CJ

“I feel like I have friends here even though I’ve never met most of the others in person.” JB

“I’m here because this is such a perfect little sangha that we have going on Sunday mornings. I meditate a couple of times a day, but this is something special because every week it’s something different and very rewarding to do.” DB

Image by silviarita from Pixabay