DateFri, 25 Feb 2011 — Sun, 27 Feb 2011
UU Fellowship of Elkhart
1732 Garden Street
Elkhart, IN 46514
map and directions
More InformationWinter WomenSpirit 2011 Website
Balancing our Power:
Self, Spirit, Earth
Featuring Margot Adler
Margot’s keynote address will have the same title. She’ll ask:
- How do we use our power for good?
- How do we relate to people who have more or less power, status or resources than we do?
- How do we negotiate the power in our own lives?
- How do we use our power to preserve and protect the Earth?
- How do we build a sturdy spirituality in the face of these issues?
Join us to explore the answers in this retreat’s sacred circle! Women’s wonderings, wanderings, workshops and more…tentative workshop themes: Tai Chi, Yoga, Chanting (with Margot Adler), an insight into the current vampire craze (with Margot Adler), Chakras, Drumming, Nutrition, Bach Flower Remedies…
Many people think there are two different Margot Adlers. One is a 40-year veteran of public broadcasting, who is currently the New York correspondent for National Public Radio and a frequent voice on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. The other is a chronicler and spokesperson for the contemporary Wiccan and Pagan movements, the author of Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today, and a Wiccan priestess who gives workshops in ritual and song. Shush! Don’t tell anyone. It’s the same person!
Adler started in radio in 1968 as a newscaster, reporter, and later the host of three talk shows in the 1970s and 1980s. She pioneered live, free-form talk shows that dealt with spirituality, feminism, ecology, and the interface between politics, religion, and culture. She came to NPR in 1978, and her favorite stories are those that turn the world upside down and make you question everything you thought you knew. She has covered everything from the Winter Olympics to the homeless, and from human stories of 9/11 to technology and education. From 1999 to 2008, Adler hosted Justice Talking, a national radio show about law, the Constitution, and American life. Adler is also the author of Heretic’s Heart: A Journey through Spirit and Revolution, which deals with her experiences as a student at Berkeley, a participant in the Free Speech Movement, a civil rights worker in Mississippi, and an activist and journalist during the Vietnam War.
Margot keynoted WomanSpirit eleven years ago in Milwaukee Wisconsin. She has led and participated in panels and rituals at the UUA General Assembly, for the Continental UU Women and Religion and Covenant of UU Pagans, and was one of the keynote speakers at theInternational Convocation of UU Women in February 2009. A longtime Unitarian Universalist, Adler resides in New York.