COREcommons and Living Mandala present
‘Living in Community’ Salon
The Necessity of Community
How Community is a Model of Living
Presentor: Kate Bunney
Tamera Community in Southern Portugal
Friday, January 18
7:30pm – 10:00pm
30 Castro Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
7:30pm - Doors
8:00pm - Presentation
9:00pm - Audience discussion
Tickets: $10 Advance; $15 (cash at the door)
Co-Sponsored by: Cohousing California and Venture Greenhouse
The evening will examine the role and importance of Community living and being in our contemporary society. Through the example of Tamera peace research centre in Portugal, one of the longest running and pioneering communities in the world, Kate will highlight the basic principles and ingredients of developing community both on a practical and global perspective.
Kate Bunney began working in charitable and social organizations in 1989. Her career has included service provider and training coordinator on Domestic Violence issues, consultant for local authorities in services for adults with learning difficulties and policy and organizational consultant to NGO's. Originally from the UK, Kate moved to Tamera peace research center in Portugal in 2000. For twelve years, she co-managed the Global Outreach office including maintaining a global network of pioneer projects around the world, community and organizational consultancy, Fundraising, and conference organizer. She had a special emphasis on producing educational programs and events in conflict areas, including Pilgrimages in Israel/Palestine, Colombia and Europe.
Kate now focuses on working with various organizations and communities around the world, developing and bringing together diverse methods of community living, and organising events that highlight some of our most pressing global issues.
Tamera Overview – www.tamera.org
Tamera in Southern Portugal is an international training and experimental site for the development of peace research villages worldwide. Under the motto "Think Locally, Act Globally," approximately 200 people live, work and study in Tamera. Tamera’s aim is to develop an example of a model for a nonviolent co-existence of people and between people and nature. Research areas include solar and other alternative technologies, water, community, global network, spiritual practice, and education.
Build Communities - Better! COREcommons is a curated online environment providing best practices and technology solutions for those seeking to advance their community intelligence... This hub showcases the range of practitioners who specialize in planning, building and engaging the communities of tomorrow. www.COREcommons.com
Living Mandala designs, facilitates, and produces courses, workshops, and events that support personal, ecological and socially regenerative practices. The mission of Living Mandala is to serve, empower, and promote holistic educators and organizations in order to increase awareness of their work, to create educational programs, and to catalyze project activities that implement ecologically and socially regenerative practices of human beings living in greater harmony with each other and their environment. www.livingmandala.com
The Venture Greenhouse of Dominican University is a pioneering, early-stage business incubator providing an intensive acceleration process for companies that have the potential for significant environmental and social benefits. The Venture Greenhouse is a growth accelerator for budding social and environmental entrepreneurs, a learning laboratory for the University’s business students, and a community resource for innovators, investors, sustainability advocates and new ventures. http://venturegreenhouse.org/
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Build Communities - Better! COREcommons is a curated online environment providing best practics and technology solutions for those seeking to advance their community intelligence... This hub showcases the range of practictioners who speciallize in plannin, building and engaging the communities of tomorrow. www.COREcommons.com