2023 Discernment Collective

April 18, 2023 @ 12:00AM — 1:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

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Getting involved in justice work can feel daunting and lonely but it doesn’t have to be.

The Festival Center Collectives are open groups dedicated to a specific work or issue. The Festival Center Collectives program consists of three collectives — Discernment, Climate justice, and Community Organizing. Our focus is primarily on educating and guiding teams of students in developing both a philosophy and a praxis for justice work.

The collective requires a one-year commitment. A collective year consists of two semesters: a "January - April" winter semester and a "September - November" fall semester. Included in the year are seven monthly 90-minute classes, one cohort Salon per semester, two team check-ins per semester, and at least one "show-up" event per semester.

Students will build relationships and establish a network of people committed to the same work.

Students will strengthen knowledge & skills related to collective focus.

Students will learn how to translate knowledge into action via participation in "show up" events.