NorCal Community Resilience Circle of Collaborators Launch

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East Bay Community Space

507 55th St. (@ Telegraph)

Oakland, CA 94609

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Welcome to YOUR Community Resilience Network! Please join us for an afternoon and evening of connections and collaborations; food and festivities.

To honor the amazing efforts we are all putting forth in the name of resilience, we are hosting this free gathering to launch our new Circle of Collaborators, which will help to deepen our connections to each other and this work.

Network with movers and shakers from our movement, learn valuable storytelling skills and help to co-create a Network to build a regenerative, connected and collaborative region. The gathering will be facilitated by Julian Mocine McQueen of the Million Stories Project.

Confirmed participants include Starhawk/Earth Activist Training, Konda Mason/Impact Hub Oakland, Penny Livingston/Regenerative Design Institute, Benjamin Fahrer/Top Leaf Farms, poet Rafael Jesus Gonzalez, Transition U.S. , Tom Llewellyn/Shareable, and many of our other permaculture, food justice and community resilience friends from around the Bay Area.

Agenda (subject to change):

1:30-2:00... Check-ins and nourshment

2:00-2:40... Welcome

We'll open the gathering with a grounding ceremony to call in the four directions and give thanks to this Native land. Followed by an ice breaker to get to know all the amazing people in the room.

2:45-3:15... Setting the Stage: About the NorCal Network

Learn more about our organization, including our mission, vision and governing structure. What's in in for you and your organization? How can we build a coalition that embodies the regenerative, inclusive, diverse communities we all want to live in?

3:30-5:00... "Sharing Our Stories" with Julian Mocine-McQueen, of The Million Person Project

You won't want to miss this lively session about storytelling. Learn how to tell powerful narratives both about your own personal history as well as the projects and organizations you are involved in.

5:00-6:30... Introduction to the Circle of Collaborators and Breakout Sessions

This interactive session will give you the chance to co-create our Circle of Collaborators, and then delve into breakout sessions related to our strategies. Topics will include:

  • Government Collaborations (Trathen Heckman/Daily Acts)

  • Fundraising Strategies

  • Decolonizing Permaculture and Inclusivity

  • Reaching New Audiences for our projects and programs

  • Capacity Building and Organizational Development

  • "Ready for Anything Homes" and Urban Homesteading

6:30-8:00... Dinner, Spoken Word, and Live Music
Celebrate the day with an organic, soul-nourishing dinner
. We'll also have some special guests who will share poetry, spoken word, and live music.

Stay tuned for updates on programming information and performers. Please RSVP by April 5th. If you have childcare needs please email Susan by April 5th and we will do our best to accommodate them:

TRANSPORTATION: We have set up a rideshare link here - catch a carpool with fellow participants! There are also several buses running along Telegraph Ave; check out for more info.

We look forward to continuing this work with you!

In Solidarity,

The NorCal Community Reslience Network

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East Bay Community Space

507 55th St. (@ Telegraph)

Oakland, CA 94609

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