Sunday Gathering | Earth Justice: Rooted in Love, Planted in Community
Apr
23
4:00 pm16:00

Sunday Gathering | Earth Justice: Rooted in Love, Planted in Community

Join us for a special Earth Day edition of Thrive East Bay on Sunday, April 23rd as we explore the theme Earth Justice: Rooted in Love, Planted in Community with guest speaker and environmental justice elder Carl Anthony, celebrated poet & artist Ariel Luckey, and the one and only Thrive East Bay Choir

Learn more & RSVP on Eventbrite here.

Invite your friends and share the event on Facebook here.

Community Leaders Meeting
Mar
15
6:30 pm18:30

Community Leaders Meeting

Join us for our monthly Community Leaders meeting, an opportunity to connect more deeply with others and to help co-create the Thrive East Bay community.

Please RSVP by emailing team (at) thriveeastbay.org and we will send you further details.

Thanks!

Science & Spirituality Circle
Mar
8
6:30 pm18:30

Science & Spirituality Circle

Join us for the next Science & Spirituality Circle this Wednesday. 

This is an open monthly circle exploring the relationship between science & spirituality and the big questions about Life, meaning, purpose, evolution, wonder, and mystery.

Our topic this month will be on Mental Health: Alternative Perspectives, with a focus on Multigenerational Trauma, Neurodiversity, Epigenetics, and Ancestral Healing. Please view this video with Dr. Gabor Mate on The Myth of Normal and this article on Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome ahead of our time together.

RSVP to team (at) thriveeastbay.org if you're able to join us. We'll be gathering at a home in downtown Oakland. You're welcome to invite friends.

Looking forward to another inspiring circle!

the Thrive East Bay team

Sunday Gathering | A Movement of Love & Resistance
Feb
26
4:00 pm16:00

Sunday Gathering | A Movement of Love & Resistance

Join Thrive East Bay on Sunday, February 26th as we explore A Movement of Love & Resistance with guest speaker Taj James of Movement Strategy Center, guest performing artist Jennifer Johns who is recently back from South Africa, and the heart-opening Thrive East Bay Choir. In this time of deep political and social unrest, how can we build movements of love and resistance that lead us to a just and flourishing world for all?

We'll gathering at Oakstop in downtown Oakland from 4 - 6pm. See you there!

Song Circle | the Heart of Community
Feb
12
6:30 pm18:30

Song Circle | the Heart of Community

Join us for the first Song Circle of 2017.

In these troubling and contentious times, let's keep our spirits bright and our souls nourished as we share in the heart of community.

Come gather to sing songs of all kinds in the oral tradition. In this way, we keep the ancients alive and sing the songs of future ones.

The ingredients are simple:

A Song Circle = You + _______
- An instrument (yes your voice counts!)
- A song or two or zero to offer to the circle (can be taught as a group song, or offered solo as an original)
- A friend who has been longing to sing & make music
- A desert or snack to share with others (please eat dinner ahead of time)

Learn more and find the location on the Facebook event here!

Science & Spirituality Circle
Feb
8
6:30 pm18:30

Science & Spirituality Circle

Take a breath from the constant political news cycle this Wednesday and join us for the next Science & Spirituality Circle hosted by Thrive East Bay. 

This is an open monthly circle exploring the relationship between science & spirituality and the big questions about Life, meaning, purpose, evolution, wonder, and mystery.

Along with connecting personally, we'll be exploring the theme of "Randomness and Choice" inspired by an On Being interview between Krista Tippett and physicist Leonard Mlodinow. Please listen to the podcast or review the transcript ahead of time.

RSVP to team (at) thriveeastbay.org if you're able to join us. We'll be gathering at a home in downtown Oakland. You're welcome to invite friends.

Looking forward to another inspiring circle!

the Thrive East Bay team

January Sunday Gathering
Jan
22
4:00 pm16:00

January Sunday Gathering

Join Thrive East Bay for our first Sunday gathering of 2017 and experience the power of community, music, singing, poetry, and hope for times when we need it more than ever.

Our theme is "Love & Resilience in a Time of Fear" and our guest speaker is Pancho Ramos Sterile

We'll gathering at Oakstop in downtown Oakland from 4 - 6pm. See you there!

Song Circle
Dec
11
6:30 pm18:30

Song Circle

It's time for another Thrive East Bay Song Circle!

Come gather in community to share and sing songs of all kinds in the oral tradition. In this way, we keep the ancients alive and sing the songs of future ones.

The ingredients are simple:

A Song Circle = You + _______
- An instrument (yes your voice counts!)
- A song or two or zero to offer to the circle (can be taught as a group song, or offered solo as an original)
- A friend who has been longing to sing & make music
- A desert or snack to share with community (please eat dinner before)
- A blanket or chair to sit on (if possible)

Learn more and find the location online here.

We are building something beautiful. We'd love to have you in the mix!

Creative Tools for Effective Allyship
Nov
10
9:00 am09:00

Creative Tools for Effective Allyship

Strong organizations, communities, schools and social movements depend on our capacity to work effectively together across lines of difference and cultivate trusting relationships of mutual support and solidarity.

In this training, we will share creative tools to explore issues of social identity and privilege; develop capacity for deep listening, empathy, and solidarity; and resource ourselves to take effective action as an ally - in our schools, neighborhood and organizations.

Grounded in an anti-oppression framework of collective liberation, you will learn a variety of dynamic modalities including poetry, visual art, story sharing, listening practices and Theater of the Oppressed techniques.

This is an offering of the Creative Action Institute and is being co-facilitated by Thrive East Bay facilitators Aryeh Shell and Cherine Badawi.
For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite page here

Science and Spirituality Circle
Nov
9
6:30 pm18:30

Science and Spirituality Circle

Join us for a monthly circle for people interested in exploring the relationship between science and spirituality in the 21st century, and in the big questions about Life, meaning, purpose, evolution, and the mystery of it all.

Each month that we meet, we connect on a personal level and explore a particular theme, author, and/or resource through conversation and shared inquiry.

Time: 6:30 - 9:30pm

Location: Near Lake Merritt and downtown Oakland

RSVP to team@thriveeastbay.org to receive further details!

Singing Our World Alive Crowdfunding Campaign
Oct
27
Nov 11

Singing Our World Alive Crowdfunding Campaign

We are raising the funds needed to purchase a sound system for the celebrated Thrive East Bay Choir and to record their first EP album bringing a much needed expression of heartfelt and soulful music into our lives and world.

Learn more and support the Singing The World Alive crowdfunding campaign at www.thriveeastbay.org/crowdfund