Building on the foundation of the Pachamama Alliance's "Awakening The Dreamer initiative", the Awaken and Change Symposium is a thought-provoking, challenging, and deeply moving multimedia presentation that features the combined wisdom of such international luminaries as Julia Butterfly Hill, Paul Hawken, Brian Swimme, Maude Barlowe, Van Jones and Desmond Tutu. Through a powerful combination of rich audiovisual materials, cutting-edge information and personal reflection exercises, trained facilitators lead participants through an exploration of four critical questions about our relationship with the planet:

  • Where are we? – Examining the current social and environmental realities of the world
  • How did we get here? –Addressing the root cause of our current imbalance
  • What’s possible for the future? – Discovering new ways of relating to one another and Earth in this emerging movement for change
  • Where do we go from here? – Understanding the impact of our personal and collective actions, and how we can be the change we want to see in the world

The Symposium concludes with an opportunity to transform our passion into action through a Be The Change Action Circle – a small group of dedicated individuals who convene regularly to explore social and environmental issues, share their collective wisdom and experience, and support and inspire one another in affecting change on both a personal and planetary scale.

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