Community Listening Sessions

January 23, 2021 - 4:00pm to February 13, 2021 - 5:30pm

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As we mentioned at our Annual Meeting Retreat, the staff and board would like to invite you to have conversations about a few key topics with us as we continue to shape and dream Earthdance’s future. The goal of the listening sessions are to share some of our internal frameworks, answer questions, and largely to hear your ideas, dreams, critical feedback and responses. Each session will be facilitated by staff, with rotating staff and board members present.
 

We acknowledge that the times we’ve chosen may not work for everyone and we invite you to share with us on these topics via email if you desire. You may email Taja directly, taja@earthdance.net. You may also reach out to them if you’d like to attend and have an access need that requires care prior to the session.
 

Sessions will take place virtually via Zoom on Saturday afternoons in January and February, from 4:00-5:30EST
(3:00-4:30CST, 1:00-2:30PST)
 

January 23rd - Envisioning Earthdance’s Values
January 30th - The Future of Earthdance’s facilities and land
February 6th - Equity vs. Sustainability: Future of equity work in proximity to foundational sustainability
February 13th - Collaborating on Contact Improvisation Jam Guidelines
 

 

 

More Details:

January 23rd - Envisioning Earthdance’s Values
Earthdance has continued to value and prioritize its commitment to CI, somatic movement modalities, improvisation, and creative community living. We are in the process of rewriting the Values Statement, and would like to invite you to share about what values you have experienced at Earthdance or would like to advocate for. 
 

January 30th - The Future of Earthdance’s Facilities and Land
This session will be facilitated by Jax the Operations Director. At the annual meeting there was mention of the uncertain future of sustaining the facilities and land through the current pandemic and in its aftermath. We are interested to hear from the community creative brainstorming around this issue and share in more detail what we do know now, and are considering in the future. 
 

February 6th - Equity vs. Sustainability: Future of equity work in proximity to foundational sustainability
This session aims to confront the conversation of sustainability and equity, specifically the development of equity work in relationship to social justice, anti-racism, and anti-oppression and its impact on the financial sustainability of Earthdance. This dialogue may include a conversation of how Earthdance is positioned as a community centered organization in relationship to arts centered organization and the grant facing world.
 

February 13th - Collaborating on Contact Improvisation Jam Guidelines
As we look forward to a time of in-person dancing again, and as we develop greater awareness of Equity & Access we have been called in to update, revisit, revise, rewrite our CI Jam Guidelines. We are inviting you to collaborate with us in a co-learning environment in this re-writing process.
 

Regarding further questions:

We are grateful for all the questions you bring forward.  Earthdance is committed to letting you know when we don’t yet have answers and are in the process of seeking them. We invite you to submit a question using this form. Thank you, we could not do this without community.