[permaculture] Village Building Convergence 4

Katherine Steele 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  
your community...



~~~~~~~~~ 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  
sustainable future. 


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  
Community Radio.


kara plumb

vbc at cityrepair.org
503.235.8946 x2

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