Registration is now open! Join us in Chi town!
How We Will Forum will take place again this year, from August 30 – September 3, 2018 in Chicago!
From last year’s inaugural form, with great inspiration from Nicanor Perlas, Orland Bishop, Gerald Hafner and others…we will move down closer to Mother Earth and focus on community organizing and activism, sharing peer-to-peer initiative experience and hopes for the future ~ social 3folding meets world.
HEALING OUR COMMUNITIES THROUGH INTERCONNECTION & NEW STRATEGIES
We must create systemic changes now for future generations. We can recognize an imbalance where politics and financial interests impede on the freedom of culture and render it voiceless. Today it is our task to strengthen, unite, and forge an identity for the cultural realm.
STEWARDING THE NEEDS OF EARTH & HUMANITY
A central theme which we will explore at the forum will be the theory and practice of Social Threefolding, developed by Rudolf Steiner as an impulse for peace after World War I. It is an idea that invites a moral imagination of kinship in the economic realm, equality in the political realm, and freedom in the cultural realm. This systemic shift can alter the course of these increasingly challenging times towards a more beautiful humanity where each individual has the freedom to develop their fullest potential.
By uniting Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) within our local communities, we begin to shift not only our own identification and autonomy of cultural power, but will also have the strength of virtue and experience to climb from the city, state, and nation out into the global realms of polity, economy, and culture. This is how we can create a powerful cultural collective that stands side by side with the economic and political powers of today.
We’ve been asking what the pictures of war, genocide, prison and military industrial complexes, food and water shortages, terrorism, addiction, depression, and massive income disparity have in common, and how might these disruptions shift if politics and money were wholly disentangled? If mindfulness radiated from the core of our leaders’ decision making?
What if we could shift our current system’s focus from profit to sustainability and empathy? Our world would be a much different place if we had a separation of powers, a revival of culture, and worked on our mindfulness from inner self to outer work. If we all come together, we have a huge chance to shift the roots of our dying system from Me to WE.
Through lectures, capacity building workshops, and collaborative design, we will develop ourselves as change agents with threefolding activists from around the world. What new tools, skills, levels of listening, mindfulness, forms of capital and alternative currencies, and generative ideas can we gain in order to truly develop our cultural voice and potential to connect and heal our relationships, communities, nations, and the earth?
Come to the How We Will Forum to learn, listen deeply, and dig in with other communities that we might grow together, unified by a common vision of creating a more equitable world.