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Guest Speaker Coleen O’Connell
June 4, 2017
Coleen O’Connell’s talk for our Sunday services at 8 and 10 a.m.: Bowing to Our Adversaries
Bio: Coleen O’Connell, Faculty, Lesley University; Member, Cobb Hill Co-housing Community, Hartland, VT
Coleen’s mission as an educator for the past 30 years has been to bring people into relationship with the natural world with an emphasis on our interconnectedness through systems thinking. Having attended many Work That Reconnects retreats for the past 25 years, Coleen has been trained by Joanna Macy as a facilitator of the work.
Coleen’s academic interests lie in Ecological Teaching and Learning with an emphasis on transdisciplinary knowledge (the intersection of all disciplines), intentional communities that strive to be models of sustainability and innovation, and the evolution of human consciousness. O’Connell is well known in the New England environmental education community and beyond. She speaks widely and has served on the boards of the New England Environmental Education Alliance and the Maine Environmental Education Association