Valentine’s Day Event: The Work That Reconnects

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February 14, 2016, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

@The Dojo, Nalanda Campus, Naropa University

6287 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder CO 80301

Spend Valentine’s Day in community celebrating our care for the world and capacity for personal and relational resilience. Joanna Macy’s root work, The Work That Reconnects is a practical, open-source, ever-evolving toolkit that anyone can use to build the stress-resilience, authentic community, and systems thinking needed in order to bring the change we wish to see in the world.

$20 advance / $25 at the door


Discounts available for Naropa students, faculty, staff, alumni, & JMC@N members.

Email program manager Karta Elise Hassler for more info!

About the Co-Facilitators:

Belinda Griswold is a climate campaigner, meditation instructor, mother and change-maker based in Boulder. She has taught Joanna Macy’s resilience tools to activists for many years.

Jade Begay of Tesuque Pueblo and Dinétah (Navajo Nation) is a filmmaker, indigenous and women’s rights activist, and alum of Naropa’s Environmental Leadership MA program. She has trained directly with Joanna Macy and brings a decolonization lens to this work.

Learn more about The Joanna Macy Center @Naropa and other upcoming events.

Naropa welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact JMC@N program manager Karta Elise Hassler at​ to inquire about accessibility and disability accommodations needed to participate fully in these events.


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