[permaculture] Village Building Convergence 4
kat at steelemoon.com
Fri Apr 30 22:33:35 EDT 2004
~~~ Calling Actionaries & Paradigm Transformers! ~~~
~~~~~~~~ Village Building Convergence 4 ~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ May 21-30 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~ www.cityrepair.org/vbc ~~ 503-235-8946x2 ~~~~
Come change the world with us this May!
For ten days VBC4 will transform the urban grid, sparking ecological
and societal visions into action, going beyond mere sustainability and
into creative, living culture!
Come build with us, you makers and seers, be with us when
neighborhoods come outside and into the streets to build and laugh,
design and dance as they remake their worlds. Permaculture, Natural
Building, Public Art, Participatory Democracy, Localization of Economy,
there will be more simultaneous ecological place-making during this
event than ever before! Evening events involving brilliant and
passionate people, music, food, and the worlds largest number of block
parties in one day. That's just the beginning, and there's more too!
Daytime workshops are grounded in building community gathering places
and learning other sustainable living skills. Get your hands dirty, Be
part of the revolution in action!Natural building site teachers
(Cobstars!) include Rob Bolman, Elke Cole, Jannel Kapoor, Josho Somine
and Erik Ohlsen. Workshops are FREE and located throughout the city
(see website for more info).
Evening actions and presentations by visionary leaders of sustainable
culture include Chet Orloff, Architect Tom Bender, revolutionary
cartoonist Andy Singer, Will Newman from OSALT and Permaculturist Judy
Bluehorse. Performers include Helen Hill and Bay City Community
Theatre, a huge Contra Dance with Bill Martin, Jigsaw, the T-Palas and
fire dancing, and an action with 10,000 shovels (All events at the Pine
Street Theatre, SE 9th and Pine. $10 sliding scale/night. See website
for more info).
We are also setting a world record for most simultaneous block parties
in one day! Host one in your neighborhood—it’s fun and easy. Contact
blockparty at cityrepair.org for info—forms are due May 14.
Join us in building the village! Event registration for out-of-towners
is $270 for all ten days, or $30 per day. This will include lunches &
dinners, access to all day and evening events, and homestay lodging.
Some worktrade is also available. To register contact
vbcregistration at vbc.org. In-towners needn't register, but do let us
know you're out there!
To be added to our listserve, or if you have questions, email
vbc at cityrepair.org. To get involved, contact
vbcvolunteer at cityrepair.org.
Celebrate your community! Create the world you want to live in! Get
local! Enjoy the energy and create something beautiful to take back to
~~~~~~~~~ Village Building Convergence 4 ~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ May 21-30 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~ www.cityrepair.org/vbc ~~~ 503-235-8946x2 ~~~~
Who are we and what is this all about?...With the VBC and our
neighborhood associations, Portland is leading the nation in
re-envisioning civic infrastructure. We are learning that localization
of culture, economy and decision-making is the foundation for a
The Village Building Convergence is about actively building community
capacity, and realizing the strength and beauty of our power. The VBC
is a statement of our collective dedication to create a world of
cooperation. VBC4 is an all-volunteer effort and is sponsored by The
City Repair Project, SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition, and KBOO 90.7 FM
vbc at cityrepair.org
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