8/20/17 – Michelle Holman – Community Rights

Michelle Holman talks about her experience as a member of the Community Rights Movement.

Holman has lived in Western Lane County’s Coast Range (Deadwood) for more than 30 years and has been active in the anti-herbicide struggle since the late 1970’s.

After many years of her community’s unsuccessful fight to stop government-protected aerial spraying of toxic chemicals by private logging companies, Holman renounced traditional activism and joined the Community Rights Movement. She’s also served on the Mapleton School Board for 25 years, where 20 years ago, the school district stopped using toxic chemicals on school grounds.

8/13/17 Dr. Ruth Miller – Applying Emerson’s Reason Today

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Miller says, “Ralph Waldo Emerson encouraged us to rely heavily on Reason as our guide – but he didn’t mean analytical logic. He wanted the people around him to stop following the voices of authority and peer pressure, so he offered an alternative.” Miller who has ‘translated’ a number of Emerson’s essays for modern readers in her book Natural Abundance, and written a short biography of his life, The Power of the Self, and she will share some of the insights she has gained in her study and apply them to the situation America is in today.

8/6/17 Dr. Marcia Pearce – Use your Inner Vision

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Quote: It’s not what you look at that matters – it’s what you see.
– Henry David Thoreau

What do you see when you look at the world?
We live in a world of endless possibilities – but the Universe doesn’t
always give us what we want.
It seems to give us what we spend the most time thinking about.

The question is – “What are your thoughts most of the time?” – And,
“Can we fundamentally accept
that we deserve a life that is easy, and that all is well, regardless
of what we think we see?”

Perhaps our Inner Vision can throw some light on the subject.