[Springboard] Upcoming Events at ICA-USA

Bill Bailey bailey03132 at charter.net
Mon Feb 15 09:49:29 CST 2010

Terry, remember to keep Marianna and I in the loop for the Oklahoma City 
G&P Bill Bailey
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From: "Terry Bergdall" <bergdall2 at gmail.com>
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Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 11:51 AM
Subject: [Springboard] Upcoming Events at ICA-USA

> Greetings,
> ICA-USA is busily preparing for three upcoming events in the next six 
> months:
> 1. International Initiatives Meeting, March 26-28, 2010
> 2. Global Archives Project, Sojourners, the entire month of May 2010
> 3. Oikos / ICA Living Archives Conference, July 12-15, 2010
> Please find below a brief update about all of these. We hope that everyone 
> will consider joining us in at least one (and, of course, everyone is 
> welcome to attend more). It is my intent to send regular updates about 
> each event as work progresses. I will be posting these on the 3 "wedge 
> blade" listserves (Dialogue, OE, and Springboard) and the ToP Trainers 
> listserv. I apologize if/when multiple copies of my message appear in your 
> inbox.
> Approximately 30 people have already shown interest in attending this 
> meeting. Its purpose is to consider ideas about ways that ICA-USA might 
> assist in connecting human and financial resources from the United States 
> with national ICAs, and other projects, in developing nations. We will 
> formulate a practical vision about ICA-USA's re-engagement in this area, 
> reflect upon challenges, and work through scenarios of possible action. 
> Sue Laxdal will be joined by another (hopefully from different continent) 
> to facilitate the process. Rob Work, recently retired from the United 
> Nations Development Program (UNDP) -- now teaching international 
> development in New York and Malaysia -- will make a presentation on 
> Saturday morning about the current realities and urgency of global 
> development. The entire event will be in memory of Don Elliot and his 
> passion for international work. Jim Wiegel will lead us in reflection 
> Friday evening on Don's legacy and the implications it has for us today. 
> The meeting will commence with dinner at 6:00 pm on Friday night and end 
> with lunch at 1:00 on Sunday. Registration costs $100 for room and board 
> at 4750 N. Sheridan in Chicago. You can find a link to the registration 
> process on our website at www.ica-usa.org. Dick Alton and I are serving as 
> co-hosts for this event. If you have questions. or wish to register 
> offline, you can contact either of us at <richard.alton at gmail.com> or 
> <tbergdall at ica-usa.org>.
> During the month of May, ICA-USA is seeking Sojourners to work on the 
> Global Archives Project. Arrangements are underway to have the many file 
> cabinets and materials currently stored in the basement of 4750 moved to 
> the sixth floor in April. The task in May will be to sort through these 
> materials in a systematic way and to transfer them to new storage 
> acid-free files and cartons which will be stored on appropriate archivist 
> shelving. It is our hope to have a minimum of six people working at any 
> one time throughout the entire month. We also hope that most of these 
> Sojourners will commit at least one full week to the task (and some, we 
> also hope, may stay longer). We are also planning a rich, but relatively 
> light, community life consisting of discussion, study, and celebration 
> throughout each week. Room and board for Sojourners during their stay is 
> $30 a day. Much like a marathon fund-raising race, we are encouraging 
> Sojourners to seek supporters to either cover these costs or to contribute 
> to the designated fund for the Global Archives Project. If you have 
> questions, or would like to register, please contact Marge Philbrook at 
> <msphilbrook at gmail.com>.
> Plans are underway for a co-sponsored event by Oikos and ICA-USA to be 
> held on the campus of Oklahoma City University, Monday-Wednesday, 12-14 
> July 2010. Oikos is an honors program at several universities which has 
> the aim of preparing students to address the challenges of PEACE, POVERTY, 
> and PLANET EARTH. The purpose of the conference is to draw upon the legacy 
> of ICA experience, and forge new innovations, in response to the moral 
> responsibilities and spiritual implications of today's challenges. Details 
> about costs and the final agenda of the conference are still in progress, 
> but please pencil in the dates. Please contact me to let me know if you 
> are interested in attending and/or being a part of the preparation 
> process. The conference will be organized by the three themes above, so 
> let me know which is of particular interest to you. Below is a link to a 
> video clip by Mark Davies, Dean of the Petree College of Arts and Sciences 
> at Oklahoma City University (OCU), providing background comments about his 
> interest in the Living Archives of the Ecumenical Institute of Chicago and 
> the Institute of Cultural Affairs.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6lnudx4e3w
> Please keep an eye open for follow-up information about all three of these 
> events. Each in their own way represents an important step for the 
> resurgence of ICA-USA and its engagement in the world.
> Take care,
> Terry Bergdall
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