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My Body on our Earth
September 28, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am PDT
Open to the joys and pains of our bodies and of our earth. Speak love back to these. After grounding in body and land, we will sit with earth beings near us–a bird, a tree, another being. We will write or draw to honor the body’s message and that of the earth being near us. Our gathered work will become a poem collage.
This workshop is being offered as part of the 2021 Regenerative Communities Summit. Please click here to learn more and register using our pay-what-you-can donation-based system to participate.
Renae Hanson has her roots are in the northeastern wilderness watersheds of Minnesota and in the headwaters of the Mississippi where she was born. Prairie grasses and native flowers fill her St. Paul yard. She likes to explore with others ways to protect and delight in all our watersheds. She was born into a community of story-tellers; stories have been a way to explore, discover, comfort, and embolden. Even the waters have stories. What she learned from the wilderness woods and waters, she has tried to pass on to others. What she has learned from the stories her students and others have offered has enriched her world and understanding. After getting a BA in literature and writing and then a PhD in cross-cultural education, she taught writing and global studies at Minneapolis College for 31 years. Since becoming Type 1 diabetic, she has discovered ways that personal body troubles can parallel ecosystem distress and help us rise to the challenge of both.
She works for ecological justice and effective responses to climate trauma with her family, her students, her local Transition Town, Minnesota 350.org, Quaker communities – just about anyone who is willing to collaborate with her!