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Earth Moves
Earth Moves

Sat, May 14


Pembroke Waterfront Amphitheatre

Earth Moves

An Introduction to the Work that Reconnects

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Time & Location

May 14, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Pembroke Waterfront Amphitheatre , Pembroke, ON, Canada

About the Event

Join us for a transformational journey to explore our care for the world and strengthen our resilience, motivation, solidarity and vision to act for life on earth. This workshop includes processes and tools to:

· connect with people who share similar cares and concerns for our planet

· feel and honour ecological grief

· transform anxiety, grief and anger into courage, creativity and joy

· expand your relationship with time from the speed of technology and economic forces to the longer ecological rhythms of nature

· nourish your capacity to act for positive change

Over the past five decades, Joanna Macy has created a body of teachings and group work that helps people transform despair and apathy, in the face of social and ecological crises, into purposeful action. It is also offers a deep well of nourishment to continue. This work, called the “Work That Reconnects,” awakens a way of seeing the world as our larger living body, connection with ancient wisdom, and helps to clarify what we can do to support life on earth.

Circle of Turtle Lodge

Work that reconnects us to the Earth must be grounded in authentic engagement with our Indigenous relatives through reciprocal relationships that are accountable and focused on necessary change for reconciliation. Knowledge Keepers and community partners affiliated with the Circle of Turtle Lodge will be providing ongoing presence and intentional engagement throughout this event.  We humbly acknowledge the honour of being in this space with their presence, wisdom, and truths.

The Circle of Turtle Lodge has been reviving, promoting, and restoring Traditional Anishinabe Culture in the Ottawa Valley since 1999.  They are an independent not-for-profit organization, and a registered charity, based in Deacon, Ontario, which is at the head of Golden Lake in unceded Algonquin Territory.  Their members include individuals from many different Indigenous Nations from across Canada, regardless of ‘status’.  You can learn more at

Robin Macdonald is a spiritually-rooted facilitator moving at the intersections of social justice, earth care and mental health. Part of the Scottish-Irish diaspora living on Turtle Island, Robin is a restorative justice practitioner, communal grief and Work that Reconnects facilitator, Yasodhara Yoga teacher and writer. Core to her work is the role of community in healing and thriving. You can learn more at

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Payment and Registration and additional Details

Payment and Registration are required to confirm a spot

Registration deadline:  May 13, 2022 (noon)

Fee: $25Please make payment by:

Cheque or Cash to: Calvin United Church re: EcoSpirit.

276 Church St., Pembroke, ON K8A 4L2


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Scholarships available.  Contact:

Registration limited.  If workshop fills, you can be added to a waitlist.

In the case of severe weather, the alternative location will be: Pembroke Memorial Centre Mezzanine Level; otherwise dress according to weather) Please bring a lawn chair for your comfort. Refreshments will be provided. Current masking and social distancing protocols will be in effect.


Eastern Ontario Outaouais Regional Council of The United Church of Canada

Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, Pembroke

EcoPembroke@Calvin/Wesley United Churches Collaboration Ministries, Pembroke

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If a participant cancels their registration twenty-four hours or more before the workshop, a full refund will be given.

If a participant cancels within 24 hours before the workshop or does not show up (without cancelling), or leaves the workshop early, there is no refund.

Should the workshop be cancelled, a full refund will be provided and a new date will be scheduled.

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