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Report-back from Starhawk Training - Part 1

Starhawk is a veteran of progressive movements and deeply committed to bringing the techniques and creative power of spirituality to political activism. She travels internationally teaching magic, the tools of ritual, and the skills of activism. Starhawk has actually been in Oregon for more than a week. She was at Lost Valley education Center teaching a hands-on workshop on integrating spiritual practice into a permaculture community and was in Portland last week teaching the community about challenging the structures that create inequality and injustice asking us to remake the world.

Friday, May 23 - I attended a daylong workshop called "Vision and Action, An Activist Trainer's Training".

The workshop was for organizers; those who have had some experience with direct action and who after attending the training would be willing to go back to their communities to teach the techniques. The workshop was designed to teach how to overcome fear, develop confidences, anticipate dangers and practice responses during an action. It also covered how to develop group cohesion and skills to protect those in your affinity group.
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