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Oppression of people and oppression of the larger earth come from the same patterns, and our steps toward collective healing are intertwined. Both Jeanine Canty and Susan Griffin are doing work that crosses the boundaries of ecological and social healing. Moreover by working with our edges of awareness, we can identify new forms of teaching, leading, healing, and positive change. There is power in integrating multiple and often conflicting views and healing from the transformations that result. By working across the boundaries of the ecological and social, powerful experiences can create new forms of healing.
Join Jeanine Canty and Susan Griffin for an evening of exploring patterns of oppression both ecological and social and ways of healing by working with both individual and collective stories.
Jeanine M. Canty, PhD, is a professor and chair of the Environmental Studies department at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. A lover of nature, justice, and contemplative practice, her teaching intersects issues of social and ecological justice connected to the process of worldview expansion and positive change. Courses taught include Ecopsychology, Deep Ecology, Ecological Justice: Patterns of Oppression and Healing, Indigenous Environmental Issues, and an 8-day Wilderness Solo. She is the editor of and a contributor to the new collection: Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women's Perspectives. Selected works have been featured in The Wiley Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology, International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, Sustainability: The Journal of Record, World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research, Shadows & Light: Theory, Research, and Practice in Transpersonal Psychology, and in The Body and Oppression: Its Roots, Its Voices, and Its Resolutions.
Susan Griffin has written over twenty books, including non-fiction, poetry and plays. Her work addresses many social and political issues, social justice, the oppression of women, ecology, war and peace, economic inequities and democracy. Often she approaches her subjects at a slant, using the music of language, metaphor, stories, and incidents from her own life to reveal the underside of larger histories and realms. Her book, Woman and Nature, is considered a classic of environmental writing and credited for inspiring the eco-feminist movement. She and her work have been given many awards, among them a Guggenheim Foundation Award, an Emmy, the Fred Cody Lifetime Achievement Award, and her celebrated book, A Chorus of Stones, was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize.