Saturday, October 6th 9AM - 1PM
What does it look like to answer moral injustice with mindful/prayerful direct action? How can we “calm the waters” of direct action events for all involved by maintaining a centered, mindful presence? In these turbulent times we are called to act in the rich tradition of spiritually grounded protest for a better world.
From the Line 3 tar sands pipeline to police violence and the ongoing attacks on immigrant communities, come learn ways to directly confront injustice while practicing how to be in better community with each other and our Earth.
Join us for an introductory training to the skills needed to spiritually ground ourselves and defend our communities. This training will combine mindfulness techniques to reflect on your spiritual calling to act, to practice de-escalation during protests, and to organize for inclusive direct action.
This event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.
Kaia Svien, MS, is a mindfulness meditation instructor, cultural change agent, spiritual mentor, author, and former adjunct professor in the Holistic Health Studies Master’s Program at St Catherine’s University.
Ethan Nuss is a grassroots organizer, trainer, and dedicated mediation practitioner with over 15 years of experience organizing social movements for climate and environmental justice. His work includes helping organize the largest lobby day in US history, working directly with frontline communities most impacted by pollution, and direct action campaigns to stop dirty energy projects. He currently works as a Senior Organizer for Rainforest Action Network and is a member of Common Ground Meditation Center.