Upcoming Events Produced by Global Change Media

Film - Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America
Film - Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America
www.tucsonnow.org

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Film - Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America
Benefit Event for Emerge! ~ a Tucson nonprofit providing domestic abuse crisis intervention
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Thursday, Oct 05, 2017
Event Begins at 7:00 PM
Sponsored by the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.)

Stand Up NOW for Emerge!

Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month?  Did you know that:

  • More than 1200 people across Arizona have died from some form of domestic violence during the past 10 years!
  • According to Emerge!, there are 25 domestic violence related deaths and 14,000 9-1-1 calls each year in Pima County.

Help Tucson NOW in support of Emerge! ~ a Tucson nonprofit that provides domestic abuse crisis intervention and housing, prevention, education, support, and advocacy services to anyone experiencing domestic abuse.

Join us for a free screening of Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America (50 minutes) followed by a panel discussion with counselors, legal professionals, and Emerge! representatives. 

In lieu of ticket price, we will be accepting gift card or cash donations to benefit the women and children working with EMERGE!  We will have a collection box for much needed supplies.  Visit www.emergecenter.org to see their Wish List for items under Donations.  100% of funds will go directly to Emerge!


Earth Harmony Festival
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Earth Harmony Festival
Saturday, Oct 07, 2017
Sunday, Oct 08, 2017
Event Begins at 10:30 AM

Explore Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, one of North America's largest EcoVillages, during the annual celebratory event — the Earth Harmony Festival!

Throughout the 2-days of this exciting and educational event, festival-goers enjoy live music, speakers and tours of our uniquely designed residential center and surrounding organic gardens. See the future in action during presentations of sustainable living practices such as permaculture, organic gardening, seed-saving, composting, rain and grey water-harvesting, eco-building projects, Arizona's largest food forest system, solar and wind power, the workings of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and more.

The Earth Harmony Festival is always all-ages, with speakers and live music that offer higher-consciousness messages not to be missed by young or old. An interactive children's village, pony rides, and guided arts and crafts round out the many offerings for the young, or the young-at-heart.

Live music for the festival is provided by Global Change Music Nonprofit Record Label featuring TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band performing CosmoPop® (spiritual vocal music that addresses the sufferings of our times and gives hope for a better world to come™ ) VansGuard, Starseed Acoustic Ensemble, and Israfel Awakened.

The Earth Harmony Festival showcases local crafters and artisans in a Locavore's Vendor Village. Past vendors have included exquisite handmade jewelry, gourmet foods, tie-dyed clothing, and indigenous textiles, to name just a few. Educational booths offer information on how to integrate sustainable practices featured at the festival into participants' own lives and communities.

All activities throughout the festival are by donation to go towards supporting agricultural internships offered by Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, the Homeless Is Not My Choice ministry, and the Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program. Low-cost overnight camping is also available!

We hope you will join us for this one-of-a-kind gathering to imagine, build, and fuel the future!

Learn more about the activities to experience at this year's Earth Harmony Festival!



Held at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage. 2074 Pendleton Dr., Tumacacori, AZ. For more information call (520) 398-2542 or visit http://earthharmonyfestival.org

Proceeds support Avalon Gardens Internship Programs and the Global Community Communications Schools for Teen & Children.

The LoBros
www.thelobros.com

The LoBros
Keynote Concert
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Saturday, Nov 04, 2017
Event Begins at 4:00 PM
The LoBros band is built around two musically talented brothers, Salvador and Christian Lopez, affectionately known as the LoBros. As artists the brothers compose pieces that defy the usual musical categories, combining music from a variety of styles and genres including classical, Latin, jazz and traditions from around the world to create a uniquely original musical experience. A trombone led band, this music is sure to get your blood pumping!

Workshop - The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion
Workshop - The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion
self-compassion.org
drshaunashapiro.com
Workshop - The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion
A Weekend with Kristin Neff, PhD & Shauna Shapiro, PhD
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Saturday, Feb 10, 2018
Sunday, Feb 11, 2018
Event Begins at 9:30 AM
 
The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion
A Weekend with Kristin Neff, PhD & Shauna Shapiro, PhD
 
February 10-11, 2018
9:30 AM–4:30 PM
Doors open at 9 AM
Register for $199
 
9 CE Credits available for $36
 
"Mindfulness is a key element to self-compassion," teaches Dr. Kristin Neff. By practicing this simple and powerful skill, we can learn be with our difficult emotions without turning away, and develop a sense of loving connection with the disowned parts of ourselves.
 
On February 10-11, we invite you to join us for an immersive workshop on mindfulness and self-compassion with internationally recognized experts Kristin Neff, PhD and Shauna Shapiro, PhD. These two pioneering teachers will help you explore the unique and overlapping dimensions of mindfulness practice and compassion with the goal of integrating both in our personal and professional lives, including:
 
The latest theories and research on mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassion from Dr. Neff and Dr. Shapiro
The heart aspects of mindfulness—how cultivating a sense of kind awareness transforms our present moment experience
Why so many of us find it more difficult to give compassion to ourselves than others
How we can treat ourselves with the same sense of kindness we would show a close friend or loved one
How our shared sense of human imperfection can open the way to being more present with the inevitable struggles of life and meeting our challenges with greater ease
The role of mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassion in caregiving, with specific practices to help you integrate mindfulness and compassion into your personal and professional life
Research has shown both mindfulness and self-compassion practices to have a pronounced, positive effect in association with any form of therapy, healing, or life plan for promoting psychological and physical wellness. We hope you’ll join us as these two leaders in this emerging field of research share their most powerful findings and practices for cultivating these essential qualities with The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion.
 
Kristin Neff, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Texas, Austin, and is the author of Self-Compassion, as well as the audio course Self-Compassion Step-by-Step. She has been practicing Buddhist meditation in the Insight Meditation tradition since 1997. She and her family were featured in the book and documentary The Horse Boy. In addition to her pioneering research into self-compassion, she has developed an eight-week program to teach self-compassion skills. The program—co-created with her colleague Chris Germer and affiliated with Harvard Medical School—is called Mindful Self-Compassion. For more, visit self-compassion.org.
 
Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a professor at Santa Clara University, a clinical psychologist, and an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and compassion. Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to education; and is a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute cofounded by the Dalai Lama. Dr. Shapiro lectures and leads mindfulness programs internationally, and has been invited to present for the King of Thailand, the Danish government, and the World Council for Psychotherapy in Beijing, China. Dr. Shapiro serves on the Advisory Board of Axialent—a leader in conscious business—and has brought mindfulness to pioneering companies including Genentech, Cisco Systems, and Google. She has published over 150 articles and book chapters, and is coauthor of the critically acclaimed texts The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child. Dr. Shapiro’s work has been featured in the Wired magazine, USA Today, The Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, and American Psychologist. For more, visit drshaunashapiro.com.

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
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Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Sunday, Feb 25, 2018
Event Begins at 8:00 AM

Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage invites you to join in an exciting and innovative approach to community development and cultural enhancement. Our model community of 115+ men, women, and children is an experimental prototype intentional community designed to be replicated throughout the world, and is the largest EcoVillage in the United States. For more than 25 years, we have been working cooperatively to construct this learning center in an effort to share the fruits of our labor with other planetary citizens.

We are offering people, individuals and groups alike, the opportunity to come and learn about our method of sustainability through practical advice. We'll be providing the necessary knowledge and tools to replicate this model of living anywhere. The world is rapidly changing and many of our resources are being mismanaged and/or are in very short supply. It is with the utmost sense of responsibility and accountability that we share this wealth of information with you.

Two registration options: the all-inclusive VIP Access Pass includes 2 days of agricultural internship for a total 5-day seminar, $2,500. Register with the Standard Access Pass for a 3-day seminar, $2,000. Register one month or more in advance for a $200 discount.
Lodging and organic meals included.

Discounts available for missionaries and agricultural workers.  Call (520) 603-9932 to register or for more information.

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
avalongardens.org

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
Sunday, Aug 26, 2018
Event Begins at 8:00 AM

Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage invites you to join in an exciting and innovative approach to community development and cultural enhancement. Our model community of 115+ men, women, and children is an experimental prototype intentional community designed to be replicated throughout the world, and is the largest EcoVillage in the United States. For more than 25 years, we have been working cooperatively to construct this learning center in an effort to share the fruits of our labor with other planetary citizens.

We are offering people, individuals and groups alike, the opportunity to come and learn about our method of sustainability through practical advice. We'll be providing the necessary knowledge and tools to replicate this model of living anywhere. The world is rapidly changing and many of our resources are being mismanaged and/or are in very short supply. It is with the utmost sense of responsibility and accountability that we share this wealth of information with you.

Two registration options: the all-inclusive VIP Access Pass includes 2 days of agricultural internship for a total 5-day seminar, $2,500. Register with the Standard Access Pass for a 3-day seminar, $2,000. Register one month or more in advance for a $200 discount.
Lodging and organic meals included.

Discounts available for missionaries and agricultural workers.  Call (520) 603-9932 to register or for more information.