Patrice Maynard, MEd, has been Director of Publications and Development for the Research Institute for Waldorf Education since 2013. She was a Leader in the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America for nine years prior to her current position, and was class and music teacher at the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School in upstate New York for thirteen years. In 2984 she was a founder of the Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport, Maine. She lives with her husband, David in Harlemville, New York, and is proud mother of three Waldorf graduates. She is a published poet and writer and an occasional quilter.
Kristin Buckbee has forged through the fire of government attacks on how she chooses to raise her children. Standing up, activating herself and getting outspoken, her family is now a beacon of support for families seeking to find a way across the fear and uncertainty of the abyss between Institutional dependancy and independent co-creative community.
Kristin Buckbee is a community organizer, Waldorf teacher, researcher and parent living in upstate NY.
Over the years she has taught most grades, early childhood through high school, in both traditional Waldorf school settings, as well as many alternative school forms. Deeper questions around the nature of learning in our times brought her to initiate a new, mixed-aged, school form which just finished its third year.
Kristin has a deep interest in researching child development and the nature of learning in the context of our modern, digital world. She works with different organizations that do research into the effects of materialism on the development of human consciousness, especially in the stages of childhood and adolescence. She is a member of the pedagogical section and on the board of the Center for Contextual Studies, an organization with an interest in facilitating conversation around new forms in education.
Ianthe is helping to organize and facilitate a couple sessions during the forum.
Ianthe is working towards a world in which the human being can be fully and truly human. Her main work takes place within the cultural realm, where she helps create spaces where people can deepen their understanding and experience of what it means to be human. Ianthe is a community builder and organizer, a storyteller and social artist. She works mainly internationally in different initiatives around social threefolding, self-mastery and building collectives for social change.
Standing for the Future
Elizabeth Roosevelt is building a new future out of a big old house in Bath, Maine. This summer her energies are directed toward a grassroots movement to reclaim medical and religious freedom related to vaccines. She has been a Waldorf teacher, an event organizer, and an anthroposophical traveler documenting the journeys of fellow strivers.
Kait is helping support the overall work of the third How We Will forum and is really excited for everyone to come together. She’s helping to design the Threefold System Building Card Game that will be played during the forum, and will be supporting moderation and flow of the game play. On the last day, she’ll offer support in how we create actionable next steps to go back to our local communities and organize around what we’ve learned and created during our time at the forum, making a real and energized threefold step in the direction of future!
Kait is an activist, organizer, artist, facilitator, and co-worker in Elderberries Threefold Community, which creates threefold cafes, Urban First Aid, How We Will forums, Moral Mondays LA, and social spaces for change. She helped co-found Moral Mondays LA, and is a National Social Justice Organizer with the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. In her free time, she likes systems thinking, finding all of the vegan ice cream in LA with her partner, studying Theory U, designing social and economic prototypes, ordering lots of Economics books and writing to-do lists to read them, and teaches a Governance and Activism course at YIP in Sweden with Gerald Hafner.
The Right and Need to Assembly
J. Patrick Doyle has over 40 years experience in theater, dance, and performance art. His work as an actor and dancer evolved into directing, producing, and dramaturgy. Parallel careers as an exhibit developer for museums, outdoor spectacles, scenic design and fabrication, teaching, repurposing of industrial buildings as well as artistic projects has influenced Patrick in his ability to produce a variety of original performances and public art works. Patrick owned and operated The Basilica Industria (now Basilica Hudson) for over a decade as a cultural venue. Patrick has been active in civic initiatives, spearheading urban planning from the neighborhoods of his theaters.
Social Three Folding and Free Columbia’s Monetary Research from 2018
Nathaniel Williams is the co-founder of Free Columbia with Laura Summer. He studied visual art and marionette theater in Basel, Switzerland, graduating with a certificate in visual art from the neueKUNSTschule in 2002. He has been active as a performer, artist, and teacher since returning to the US in 2004. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Political Science at the University at Albany.