Connection, Creativity, Community

Finding Hope in a Climate of Crisis

May you live in interesting times. It wasn’t meant to be a blessing.

But interesting times is what we’ve got.

The planet is in crisis and we only have milliseconds (in the scheme of human life) to act. Our heads are spinning but we’re not responding fast enough. Privacy is dead. Google and Facebook know more about us than our partners. (Much more.) Traditional owners are ignored. Patriotism trumps globalism. Old white men froth at the mouth. Increasing numbers of us find ourselves living in an idiocracy.

As the turmoil whirls towards us, some of us retreat to our homes, pull the curtains and switch on Netflix. Others take to the streets.

And then there is hope. It comes in the form of a 16-year-old Swedish polyglot who sails across the Atlantic in a zero-carbon yacht to talk truth to power. It comes in the form of online groups that connect us to things that matter and help us get to know the neighbours we’d forgotten we had. It comes in the form of park runs, pub choirs, little book libraries, art shows, sporting contests, and plant-swap groups. Connection. Creativity. Community.

Greta can’t save us single-handed. Come to Communities in Control 2020 and find out how to identify a path through the confusion. We can promise you it’ll be interesting. In a good way.

Next Conference

Connection, Creativity, Community: Finding Hope in a Climate of Crisis

18 - 19 May 2020

Where:
Moonee Valley Racecourse, McPherson Street, Moonee Ponds,
Melbourne

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