[Springboard] Junaluska Gathering

R Williams rcwmbw at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 22 15:13:15 EDT 2007

George, Jack,

The revolutions we saw 30 years ago carried the identity of those fomenting the revolution--women, youth, ethnic minorities, etc., usually acting on their own behalf with the assistance of others who were sympathetic.  Many of today's revolutions appear to be more identified by the issues they seek to address, issues in which everyone has something at stake either directly or indirectly--the environmental stewardship revolution, the education revolution, the social justice revolution, the poverty eradication revolution, etc.  Thirty years ago there was very little sense that the revolutions were connected.  Today the interrelatedness is more obvious.  For example, since Katrina it has become clear that racism and poverty grow from the same seed.  One task for Springboard, after today's revolutions have been identified, may be to try to find the nexus point where they all come together.

As I think I've said before, in the appendix of Paul Hawken's book he has 100+ pages where he identifies hundreds if not thousands of the mini-movements he refers to in the body of the book.  He then groups them all into 40 (what we would call) gestalt categories, each of which has many sub-categories.  Most are named by issue, but some by the people effected.  To my mind, many of these 40 categories could be a guild.  It would be interesting at Junaluska for you to do an exercise where you put them all up into some kind of network configuration and began to align them with one another by how you sense them to be connected and interrelated and impacting upon each other.  This could then give guidance to things like curriculum building and other efforts.


----- Original Message ----
From: M. George Walters <m.george.walters at verizon.net>
To: Springboard Dialogue <springboard at wedgeblade.net>
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 7:19:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Springboard] Junaluska Gathering

Hi Jack - just one thought before I loose it

30 years ago we identified the seven revolutions. Some of them were:
The multinational revolution
The women's revolution
The youth revolution
The ethnic revolutions

Looking at the video Cock has put out make me think we need to identify the
leading edge revolutions today around which people are organizing..

There are leaders in each of these, and there are followers. Caring for
those who care will challenge our curriculum building skills to see what it
takes to empower these revolutions.

We will have to dig deep into the first 30 years to see what is enduring
that we need to retain, the last thirty to see what we have invented with
others, and foresee the next 30 demands.

We have to look at delivery systems like those we are experimenting with but
others as well -- technologies and processes. 

More later


4240 Sandy Shores Dr
Lutz, FL 33558
Tel: 813-948-7267
Mob: 913-505-9041
Fax: 813-948-4167
Em: m.george..walters at verizon.net

-----Original Message-----
From: springboard-bounces at wedgeblade.net
[mailto:springboard-bounces at wedgeblade.net] On Behalf Of Jack Gilles
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 07:44
To: Springboard Dialogue
Subject: [Springboard] Junaluska Gathering

Dear Colleagues,

I think it is time we began to put the agenda together for the Order  
gathering at Lake Junaluska.  Earlier I put out some suggestions of  
what I thought we needed to work on, but there hasn't been others  
that have offered items.  So I am asking all members of this list  
serve to answer one or both of the following questions.

1.  If the Order gathering was able to accomplish ________ or work  
on__________, I would find a way to come!  (This question is for  
those who haven't signed up yet..)

2.. I think the Junaluska event needs to focus on_______ and by the  
end of the three days will be at the stage of______.

Now these are just suggested questions, but those of us attending  
want everyone to find a way to be there, either by Skype and/or by  
pushing us to work and accomplish certain objectives.  I think about  
2 weeks of input should allow us to see what we will be working on  
and we can begin to do some individual and collective  preparations  
for the weekend over the month of November.

Let the conversation begin and please, everyone try and get your  
thoughts into the list serve.

Grace & Peace,


Springboard mailing list
Springboard at wedgeblade.net

-----Inline Attachment Follows-----

BEGIN:VCARD VERSION:2.1 N:Walters;;George FN:M. George Walters (m.george..walters at verizon.net) TEL;HOME;VOICE:(813) 948-7267 EMAIL;PREF;INTERNET:m.george.walters at verizon.net REV:20070921T203338Z END:VCARD

Do You Yahoo!?
Tired of spam?  Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around 
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://wedgeblade.net/pipermail/springboard_wedgeblade.net/attachments/20071022/40c99608/attachment.html 

More information about the Springboard mailing list