Author, activist, permaculture designer and teacher Starhawk is returning to Sooke on Thurs. May 10 for a TS-presented encore talk and Q&A session at the Sooke Legion. Her address will be titled “Vision, Hope and Strategy”and it will explore how all three of these factors are critical in working towards a better tomorrow.
As with Starhawk’s local debut at the Legion a year ago, doors open at 6:30 for an evening that will run from 7 to 9 pm. Tickets at $15 each will be available at the door or in advance via Eventbrite (search term: ‘Sooke Starhawk’). The evening’s MC will again be TS board alumnus Lee Hindrichs.
“My own feeling is that the business-as-usual forces, the centralized power Oilasaurus, is like a dying dinosaur, wounded and thrashing about,” says Starhawk. “The question is how do we limit the damage it does on the way out? And also hold to a vision of what comes after?”
Starhawk brings social justice, care of the earth and spirituality to a vision of how our societies can function for the benefit of all. She is cited as one of 2018’s “100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People” by Mind, Body & Spirit magazine.
She is the author of thirteen books on earth-based spirituality, group dynamics and social permaculture. Her bibliography includes The Spiral Dance, The Earth Path, The Pagan Book of Living and Dying, The Empowerment Manual, and the novels The Fifth Sacred Thing and its follow-up City of Refuge.
Through her organization Earth Activist Training, Starhawk directs courses in permaculture and regenerative design grounded in earth-based spirituality and with a focus on organizing and activism. She is travelling to Sooke during a break a course she is teaching at O.U.R. Ecovillage in the Cowichan Valley.