The New Wind Folk School brings people together into a living laboratory of environmental stewardship, spiritual awakening, and restoration of personal balance in an enlivened community.
Artists, scientists, public officials, photographers, historians, clergy, poets, educators, fishermen, songwriters, dancers, prophets, environmentalists, journalists, water play enthusiasts will gather on the shores of Lake Michigan around the theme “WATER (connects everything with everything) LISTEN TO THE STORY”, September 27-29 at The New Wind Folk School, Port Washington, Wisconsin, twenty-four miles north of Milwaukee.
The weekend's multi-faceted agenda aims:
1. To tell the story of water as it influences human balance, health and relationship.
2. To experience water's beauty, refreshment, and inspiration.
3. To learn to LISTEN to the stories of others with understanding and empathy as they share the impact of “water” in their personal lives and the life of their community's survival.
4. To motivate and educate people to actively protect and preserve WATER as the essential source of life on the planet.
Schedule for Thursday, September 26th
8:00 pm - "The Painters Project" Reception- Introduction to artists and The Painters' Project -Blue Heron Gallery
Five artists will create interpretations of WATER/Life
throughout the week-end. Each afternoon
people are invited to stop in at 4pm
to review the works in progress
Open to the public
Schedule for Friday, September 27th:
9:30 am- Friday begins with choices: water games on the south beach; a tour of the Historic Lighthouse; a visit to Port Fish, a newly constructed aquaponic facility; time on the bluff to journal and meditate; a “mindful” walk along the lakeshore; or a photography shoot. (Local hosts will accompany participants. These morning activities are open to children with adult supervision)
1:30 pm—Oral History Storytelling Circle
7:30 pm - “An Evening with Linda Allen”, well known singer songwriter, educator and storyteller, who is coming from a remote retreat center located in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State to present” MOUNTAIN VOICES: A Holden Village Story”.
Schedule for Saturday, September 28th:
9:30 am—Clare Tallon Ruen, choreographer, performer, educator and founder of the Lake Dance Environmental Education Outreach Program, Evanston, Illinois will conduct a workshop Saturday morning, ending with a live improvisation based on the writings of Michael Frome, noted author and environmental conservationist.
1:00 pm – WATER SYMPOSIUM - Participants: Mark Peterson, Director of the Sigurd Olsen Institute in Ashland, Wisconsin; Karen Shapiro, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Milwaukee, WI. John Walther, Administrator for the Village of Jackson, WI.; and J. Val Klump, Freshwater Sciences, Great Lakes Water Institute, Milwaukee, WI. Moderator Mary Ann Ihm, Wellspring, Inc. Newburg, WI.
7:30 pm - Jon Magnusen, Director of the Cedar Tree Institute in Michigan's Upper Peninsula will present “The River is Flowing: Compassion and Justice for the New Earth”
Schedule for Sunday, September 29th:
10:30 am - Complimentary Breakfast Buffet / Round Table Conversation with Presenters (Open to the Public- Courtesy of Christ the King Lutheran Church)
12:00pm-1:00pm - “Drops of Water A Mighty Ocean Make” - Closing Celebration/ Sending
Gift Shop and Exhibits located at the New Wind Folk School -Open to the Public
For Registration Form and full Brochure visit: http://milwaukeesynod.org/event/new-wind-folk-school-2013-water/ or, find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/NewWindFolkSchool