'Great Turning' of depression topic of talk in Port Townsend

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PORT TOWNSEND — “Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy” is the title of author and philosopher Joanna Macy's public talk at the Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way, this Friday.

Admission to the 7 p.m. lecture is $10, with proceeds to benefit the Port Townsend Food Bank.

Macy, an internationally known speaker and leader of “Work That Reconnects” workshops, will explore how people can transform feelings of despair over social and ecological crises into constructive, collaborative action.

A student of deep ecology, living systems theory and Buddhism, Macy calls this is a “moment of great danger and opportunity . . . a Great Turning.”

This point in time, she has said, calls on people to see the world as a larger living body, one where we can share our unique gifts.

In addition to her public talk Friday, Macy will lead a “Work That Reconnects” workshop at Fort Worden this Saturday and Sunday; the session is sold out.

To learn more about her work, visit www.JoannaMacy.net and www.WorkthatReconnects.org.

Last modified: April 30. 2013 5:54PM
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