Dinner with Joanna Macy: A Benefit for VIOLA 

Buddhist scholar, deep ecologist, and author Joanna Macy.

Buddhist scholar, deep ecologist, and author Joanna Macy.

Joanna Macy’s workshop in Portland, “Taking Heart in Troubled Times,” is coming up Augiut 26th.  Joanna hasn’t offered a program in Portland in quite some time, and we’re excited to welcome her, and you, for this event. 

Following the workshop, Joanna will be with us for a dinner to benefit the antinuclear health-and-education work she has tirelessly championed for the past 25 years. 



Dinner with Joanna Macy
Saturday, August 26, 7:00–9:00 pm

Limited to 25 reservations
Reservations: $150, on a first-come basis 

Due to limited space, early reservations are suggested.
$100 of this cost is a tax-deductible contribution.

To reserve your space Register Below.  A confirmation email will contain further details and donation receipt.   

Many of us are familiar with The Elm Dance, which Joanna has led at workshops around the world. The Elm Dance grew out of her relationship with the nongovernmental  organization, Viola, in Bryansk, Russia, where the group’s  remarkable work focuses on downwinders of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Joanna will talk about Viola and the complex issues we’re facing today with escalating nuclear pressures, for energy and for arms. 

Along with educating youth about Chernobyl’s aftermath, Viola widely shares its data, experience, knowledge, and best practices with downwinders and residents of Fukushima, the Marshall Islands, and other communities living with radioactive contamination. Our August 26 dinner will honor this very gutsy, highly effective, grassroots nonprofit, and donations will support their important work. 

Please let us know if you have any questions. Reservations will close as soon as the list is filled. 

PS. If you are unable to attend the dinner but would like to support Viola in Joanna’s honor, visit before August 26. 


About Joanna:

Eco-philosopher, Buddhist scholar, and Rilke translator Joanna Macy, PhD, is a visionary leader in the movements to heal our planet, reignite our interconnected humanity, and chart a meaningful path into the future for our children. The modalities in her "Work That Reconnects" encourage engaged spirituality and activism for the benefit of all beings.

Author and coauthor of more than a dozen books, Joanna has led workshops and trainings around the world in universities and professional settings, in religious and spiritual faith communities, indigenous gatherings and government agencies.  

Joanna is widely recognized for the theoretical framework and eclectic experiential processes she has developed to support a shift toward a more compassionate, creative, and ecocentric awareness of being. In 2013, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bioneers Foundation. Numerous Vimeo and Youtube clips are available online. 

[Video: Joanna Macy at Bioneers]

[Video: Waking Up in Indra's Net, at Spirit Rock]

 "Learning to See in the Dark," a 2017 interview  by Dahr Jamail

Find more information on Joanna Macy H E R E.


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