Healing the Great Divides
Pachamama Rochester and the Greece Baptist Church

America’s deep divisions are stressing our bodies, straining our families, and undermining our democracy. And they are crippling our ability to unite around the major threats to our common future.

We are inviting the greater Rochester community to come together across the lines of political party, race, class, culture, religion, and national origin.

The Pachamama Rochester Core Team presenters for this event include: Dave Inglis, Padme Livingstone, Dwain Wilder, Chante Ishta Nancy Kasper, Joyce Herman, Martha Hope, and Steve Jarose. You will recognize many of them for their selfless work in fostering hope, gender reconciliation, social justice, and sustainability in our community--both locally and globally.

Together, we will:

  • Acknowledge the pain today’s divisions cause in ourselves, our families and our country
  • Explore the experiences, feelings, and values that give rise to our positions and identities
  • Learn ways to connect to the values and feelings of people who are different from us
  • Learn essential skills for turning conflict into connection
  • Learn how to embody the inner unity, confidence, and power we need to be active agents of healing
  • Create a personal plan for bridging the divides we encounter
  • Experience a moving artistic presentation by Thomas Warfield

    The event is free, but please register in advance on Eventbrite.

    Together, we can be bridge builders, and transform divisions into connections.

    This event is presented by Rochester Pachamama Alliance in collaboration with Rochester National Coalition Building Institute, through the support of our community sponsors, which so far include FR=EE, Sisters of Mercy, Mahavatar Babaji Mystery School, and Greece Baptist Church. To help co-sponsor this event, please contact Sue Staropoli at suestar1@rochester.rr.com.

    Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626
    Cost: Free
    Registration: www.eventbrite.com/e/healing-the-great-divides-tickets-41308755600?aff=es2
    Contact/Information: Mirabai Marquardt at mirabaiwellness@gmail.com or 585-330-9367
    Websites: Facebook: Pachamama Rochester