Second Annual “Our Children, Climate, Faith” Symposium
Saturday and Sunday, August 23 & 24.
Space is limited. Register now!
Second Annual Symposium features 2 Keynote Speakers, and 15 unique workshops that focus on training for action!
Registration includes both days’ sessions, and lunch Saturday and Sunday, and dinner Saturday.
Saturday evening join us for a showing of the film, “Bidder 70″ which is free and open to the public, 6:30 p.m. at the United Church of Strafford.
OCCF Symposium 2014 Keynote Speakers – Tim DeChristopher and Starhawk
Saturday Morning Keynote Speaker: Tim DeChristopher
“In December 2008, during the closing weeks of the Bush White House, 27-year-old environmental activist Tim DeChristopher went to protest the auction of gas and oil drilling rights to more than 150,000 acres of publicly-owned Utah wilderness. But instead of yelling slogans or waving a sign, DeChristopher disrupted the proceedings by starting to bid. Given an auction paddle designating him “Bidder 70”, DeChristopher won a dozen land leases worth nearly two million dollars. He was arrested for criminal fraud, found guilty, and sentenced to two years in federal prison — even though the new Obama Administration had since declared the oil and gas auction null and void.” — BillMoyers.com – watch the full interview.
Sunday Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Starhawk
“Amory Lovins says the primary design criteria he uses is the question “How do we love all the children?” Not just our children, not just the ones who look like us or who have resources, not just the human children but the young of birds and salmon and redwood trees. When we love all the children, when that love is truly sacred to us in the sense of being most important, then we have to take action in the world to enact that love. We are called to make the earth a place where all the children can thrive.” ― Starhawk, The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religions of the Great Goddess. Read about Starhawk’s latest book, The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups on her website.
Also featuring Allan Baer and the Digital Video Globe,
and Jane Dwinell’s Tiny House