All are invited to share, connect and learn about this new program!
Please RSVP to Rose via phone or email.
Where: Talking Drum Cafe
413 Main St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
When: February 10th, 2005 (snow date February 17, 2005)
5:30pm - 8:30pm
A light dinner will be served.
The Center seeks to support continued development of contemplative practice within the social justice movement to sustain organizers and activists. This kick-off event will publicly announce SJP and its programmatic focus at a gathering on Thursday, February 10th. The SJP hopes to draw interest and participation from activists, organizers, community leaders, and funders. A light dinner will be served.
What we do
SJP provides social justice activists, organizers, and organizations interested in exploring contemplative practices with instruction, resources, materials, information, and support. SJP offers individuals and organizations the nuts and bolts of “how to” cultivate imagination, a calmer disposition, intuition, creativity, values, ethics, compassion, and positive well-being.
Rationale for SJP
Social justice activists and organizers all around the country are recognizing that they are operating in organizing cultures that neither support nor respect the integration of the spiritual and political self. This culture has negatively impacted many individuals and organizations and it has limited the effectiveness of the overall movement. Furthermore, the cost to the social justice movement has been immeasurable, the manifestations of which are becoming increasingly visible: organizers are burning out at high rates and leaving the movement in search of healthier ways of living. We believe that contemplative pratices can help reshape social action, address the root causes of burnout, and contribute to the integration of the ethical and the political, the spiritual and the practical.
Come and Join us!
For more information contact
413-582-0071, ext 14