LETTERS FROM NATURE: A Reflective, Creative Session
On May 15, 4:00-5:30pm PH time, join us to pause and reflect on lessons from nature through #lettersfromnature, a project that invites you to reconnect yourself and others with our natural world. By exercising empathy and (re)imagination, we can create something inspired by nature. :)
The gathering is intended to allow you to connect with a community of individuals who want to use their creativity to help protect and restore nature. By sharing stories and creative works that help us embody nature, we hope this gathering inspires you pay closer attention to, have a more profound appreciation for, and be able to speak from the perspective of nature.
PROMPTS FOR REFLECTION
In coming into the gathering, some of the things we hope you can think about include:
• When was the last time you felt truly connected to nature?
• What non-human or more-than-human being has had a significant presence in your life?
• What is an important lesson you've learned from nature?
WHAT TO EXPECT
• A brief talk / discussion on getting started with your creative process (led by Padmapani Perez and Mabi David)
• Interactive group discussions to help spark reflection and creative thinking on your connection with nature
• Ways to get involved with the Letters From Nature project
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
• MUNI is a community that holds space for reflections and conversations for a fairer, more mindful, more livable world. We do this through gatherings like this, and content such as the Muni on This podcast on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more and connect with Muni via
and follow Muni on Instagram @muni_ph.
• AGAM is a dynamic, shape-shifting platform that convenes writers, artists, scientists, youth, and campaigners for creative, trans-disciplinary collaboration. Key projects of the Agam Agenda include anthologies on climate literature, and Agam the Climate Podcast on Spotify or wherever you listen. Learn more via
and follow Agam on Instagram @agamagenda.
• HABILIN is a movement that empowers, educates, and connects youth members with the goal of turning one’s passions and advocacies into positive change in the spirit of bayanihan and sustainability. HABILIN is a Tagalog term to give someone something for safe keeping; in this case, passing our world to the next generations for safe keeping. Learn more by following HABILIN on Instagram @habilin_.
• Forest Foundation Philippines (FFP) is a non-profit that supports projects that empower people to protect and grow our forests. Learn more about how FFP can help make your project happen via
, and follow FFP on Instagram @forestfoundationph.
What you'll need
This event is designed around reflection and conversation that rely on active listening in both breakout rooms and the main room. To get the most out of the gathering, we hope you can arrive fully present, with an open mind, an open ear, and an open heart.
In our experience, our gatherings are usually best with:
• A quiet room and some privacy
• A stable internet connection
• And a readiness to turn your video on to encourage better, deeper interactions
How to join
For the gathering, you don't need to have written a letter from nature. However, we've created this Google form not just to collect information, but also to invite you to reflect on the topic beforehand.
Please submit this form to let us know of your intention to join on or before Friday, 14 May 2021, 11:59pm.
Due to limited capacity in our Zoom room, spaces will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Looking forward to meeting you then! ✨
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