Climate disruption is real. But together, we have a real chance at creating resilience.
Ma’ikwe Ludwig, Board Member of the Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC), is embarking on an FIC-sponsored nationwide speaking tour in 2017 to help bring the important lessons intentional communities have learned about resilience and climate change to a broader audience.
Bring the Tour to You!
If you have connections at a university, community group, or ecological organization, or know someone you think might have an interest in this, you can help by making those connections for us. Every stop needs an enthusiastic local advocate, and you can be that or help us find that! You can also help by posting info about the tour on social media once we have stops scheduled.
The tour schedule as of September 25, 2017:
Sep 23 – 24 Higher Ground Fair, Laramie, WY
Oct 5 – 7 Communal Studies Conference, Zoar, OH
Oct 14 Consensus Training, Laramie, WY
Oct 19 – 22 Facilitation Training, Portland, OR
Oct 23 Lost Valley, Eugene, OR
Nov 1 Paul Smith’s College, Paul Smiths, NY
Possibly La Cite Ecologique, NH for a workshop
Nov 13 – 20 FIC Board meeting, Arcosanti, AZ
As part of the speaking tour, Ma’ikwe Ludwig will be taking her new book, Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption, on the road. Her presentation will focus on intentional communities, climate disruption and cooperative culture. She also offers a range of workshops including Starting an Intentional Community, (Guerilla) Consensus, and Building the Skills of Cooperative Culture. The full list of workshops is available here.
Ma’ikwe’s past tour was in her capacity as the Executive Director of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage’s educational non-profit, bringing the message of sustainability and cooperation from coast to coast. Ma’ikwe’s new work has taken her in the direction of climate disruption in the context of sustainable and cooperative living, and this new tour focuses on that.
Ma’ikwe Ludwig has been an active part of the Foundation for Intentional Community since 2003, and has served in various staff and Board roles in that time. She is the Executive Director of Commonomics USA. Her work integrates ecological, economic, social, political and personal approaches and technologies for a strongly holistic view of what real cooperation and sustainability take. Her workshops and talks have broad appeal across the disciplines.
Ma’ikwe is a regular writer for Communities magazine and her latest book is Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption, which Bill McKibben has called “a manual for the future”. Ma’ikwe is a dynamic, compassionate and thoughtful speaker and teacher. Her 2013 TEDx set the ball in motion for a major speaking tour in 2015, which she is reprising this year for FIC. She lives in Laramie, WY where a group of fellow economic radicals are working on starting an income-sharing ecovillage in the belly of the fossil fuel beast.