Science & Spirituality Circle | the Perennial Philosophy
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Science & Spirituality Circle | the Perennial Philosophy

Join us Wednesday, Dec 13th for our monthly Science & Spirituality Circle as we the explore the big questions of Life, meaning, purpose, wonder, and mystery.

Our conversation this month will look at "the Perennial Philosophy" (also referred to as the Perennial Wisdom). We will explore its unique perspective of seeing a fundamental unity amongst the world's religions, wisdom traditions, and modern science, and reflect on its potential impact for our lives and changing society.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 13th

TIME: 6:30 - 9:30pm

WHERE: 324 Coventry Road

               Berkeley, 94707

POTLUCK: We'll be sharing in a potluck so please bring a vegetarian or vegan dish/side to share with others if you're able to.

Please RSVP at team@thriveeastbay.org and feel free to invite your friends who love to dive deep into the meaningful questions of our time. We'll see you then!

In partnership,

the Thrive East Bay team

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Community Leaders Circle
Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

Community Leaders Circle

Join us for our monthly Community Leaders Circle, an opportunity to connect more deeply with active members of Thrive 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 so much!

the Thrive East Bay team

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Bring In The Light | Winter Solstice Party
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Bring In The Light | Winter Solstice Party

Join us on Dec 21st in Oakland for a night of musicdancing, and community as we celebrate the winter solstice. It's that season...a time to release, renew, connect, and turn up the holiday cheer. Let's embrace the darkness and bring in the light

The evening will feature live performances from the band Prosperity Movement, songs from the soul-stirring Thrive Choir, a special candlelight ritualand we'll take the night to the heights with DJ Mai Girl

When: Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 7:30pm - 11pm

Where: Humanist Hall

             390 27th Street

             Oakland, CA 94612

             (a 10 minute walk from 19th Street Bart station)

Food & Drinks: Light refreshments, water, and tea will be provided. Wine, beer, kombucha, hot cider, and homemade Mexican food from Lulu's will be available for purchase.

Cost: $20 - $40 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds). One drink coupon included with each ticket. Proceeds benefit Thrive East Bay.

Tickets: Get your tickets on Eventbrite here. 

Prosperity Movement is a glimpse of African culture in the urban world. Travel through the lens of Oakland, CA artists WolfHawkJaguar, Osunfemi Wanbi Njeri, and Kele Nitoto as they sonically and visually showcase the beauty, love, and prosperity of Orisa Urban World African Culture. 

DJ Mai Girl started her love affair with soul music the first time her mother played her Stevie Wonder’s “Another Star”. Life would never be the same. In years to come, she familiarized herself with more genres of music, including underground hip hop, house, samba and afrobeat. While spinning these genres for ten years on public radio (on and off), she finessed her way into spinning live. She consistently plays one MJ, Stevie, or Prince song every set to remind herself of why she started DJing in the first place. Her unique blend of genres and hand-picked selections keep people moving all night.

The Thrive Choir is a diverse group of vocalists, artists, activists, educators, healers, and community organizers based in Oakland, California. Their heartfelt and soul-stirring original music is a fusion of gospel, soul, and folk. As part of Thrive East Bay, the Choir's music illuminates the joy, pain, and beauty of what it means to be human in this time of systemic transformation.

Thrive East Bay is a community of people committed to transforming our lives, the places we live, and our world. We are a new kind of community informed by modern science and ancient wisdom, infused with a deep sense of purpose and interconnectedness, and focused on social change. We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds as we engage in personal growth, shared learning, and collective action.

Get your Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bring-in-the-light-winter-solstice-party-tickets-41145365897

Invite your Friends on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2072929612935547/

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Members With Benefits: What's In It For You?
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Members With Benefits: What's In It For You?

Join us after the next Thrive Sunday for a short intro session about Thrive East Bay's new membership model exploring what membership entails, what its benefits are, and how you can become more fully engaged in this growing community.

When: Sunday, Dec 3, 2017 from 6:10pm - 7pm

Where: In the room adjacent to where we will gather for Thrive Sunday

Food & refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to team@thriveeastbay.org if you plan to join us!

In partnership,

the Thrive East Bay team

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Thrive Sunday | Spell Casting Our Divine Creativity
Dec
3
4:00 PM16:00

Thrive Sunday | Spell Casting Our Divine Creativity

  • 2501 Harrison Street Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)
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Join Thrive East Bay on Sunday, Dec 3rd for Spell Casting Our Divine Creativity with guest speaker & cultural strategist Ashara Ekundayo, guest artist Khafre Jay of Hip Hop For Change, and the soul-stirring Thrive Choir. Creativity is life, and we are a vital part of life's creativity. How can we each connect with our divine creativity as a source of freedom & joy and as a force of healing & transformation?

WHAT: Thrive Sundays are an opportunity to connect with a diverse and inspiring group of people; to be uplifted by music, singing, poetry, and story; and to experience the transformative power of community in service to a just and flourishing world for all.

WHEN: Sunday, December 3rd from 4 - 6pm (please arrive on time!)
Food, music, and connecting from 6 - 7pm

WHERE: Community Hall at First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Walkable from the 19th Street Bart Station
(This venue is wheelchair accessible.)

THEME: Spell Casting Our Divine Creativity

CO-HOSTS: Aryeh Shell & Cherine Badawi

MUSIC: the Thrive Choir (directed by Austin Willacy)

GUEST SPEAKER: Ashara Ekundayo is a cultural strategist, independent curator, serial entrepreneur, and connector of the urban landscape. She facilitates the creation of “collaboratory” spaces where methodology amplifying the intersections of social permaculture, social entrepreneurship, and social justice can be manifested. Through her company AECreative, she consults with organizations to assess and build capacity for equitable community engagement through mindfulness, creative arts practice, exhibition, and project management. She is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Impact Hub Oakland and Owner of Omi Gallery, both creative enterprises committed to the social, cultural, economic and political liberation of people of color, women and girls, and the LGTBQ community. Her commitment to social transformation is informed by an intersectional framework that aims to expand the influence and impact of arts and culture on racial equity, gender+justice, and environmental literacy.

GUEST ARTIST: Khafre Jay is a hip hop artist and the founder & Executive Director of Hip Hop For Change. He has been a pillar of the Hip Hop community in San Francisco for over a decade, working with Frisco’s own B-Pos, and rocking the stage with legends in 38 states including Rakim, Method Man, Dead Prez, Krs1, Jean Grae, and Tone Loc He's worked actively in the nonprofit sector from small, local justice groups, to large, international environmental organizations. Khafre has spent years working with disadvantaged young people, using his hip hop roots to bridge social gaps, and helping kids find identity through their culture. His experience in merging activism and expressive cultural arts led him to found Hip Hop For Change, a nonprofit that uses grassroots activism to educate people about socio-economic injustices and to advocate solutions through hip hop culture. In the last 3 years, Hip Hop For Change Inc. has worked with over 1000 students, teaching the history and practice of Hip Hop culture in over 20 schools and institutions, giving young people the tools for positive cultural expression.

COST: No one will be turned away from lack of funds. There is a suggested sliding scale contribution of $10 - $20 or more to help us cover our costs. You are invited to contribute what you feel called to and are able to. 

RSVP on Eventbrite if plan to join us, and feel free to Invite your family, friends, and neighbors. Please keep in mind that we are building a diverse community of people from many races & ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, income ranges, and ages. You can invite Friends on Facebook here.

FOOD: Please bring a vegan snack or treat to share with others for the social hour following the program. 

CHILDCARE: Childcare is offered for free during our main program. Reservations are required so we can plan accordingly. Please RSVP at team@thriveeastbay.org if you would like a spot for your child or children.

VOLUNTEERS: We are seeking volunteers to help with the set-up and break-down of this event. If you are available to arrive early or stay late, please let us know at team@thriveeastbay.org. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

In partnership,
the Thrive East Bay Team

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Root Down | Reclaiming Our Ancestry
Nov
12
4:00 PM16:00

Root Down | Reclaiming Our Ancestry

  • 324 Coventry Road Kensington, CA, 94707 United States (map)
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Join Thrive East Bay for our monthly Root Down as we deepen in community, engage in embodied practice, and nourish ourselves with food and meaningful connections.

In a world filled with loneliness and grief, we will be reconnecting with the wisdom of our ancestors to nourish our bodies, hearts, and souls – strengthening our resilience to stay powerful and rooted in our truths during the social and ecological challenges of our time.

When: Sunday, Nov 12th from 4 - 6pm (please arrive on time!)
Community potluck and connecting from 6 - 7pm

Where: 324 Coventry Road

             Kensington, CA 94707

             (a 20min walk from El Cerrito Plaza Bart station)


Co-Facilitators: Gabriela Garza & Joshua Gorman

Cost: No one will be turned away for lack of funds. There is a suggested sliding scale contribution of $5 - $20 to help us cover our costs. You are invited to contribute what you feel called and are able to. 

Food: Sharing food together is an essential part of community. Please bring a tasty vegan snack and/or beverage to share with others. 

Invite a Friend: Please feel free to invite a friend.

We look forward to rooting down in community!

In partnership,
the Thrive East Bay Team

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Thrive Sunday | Revering The Mystery, Healing Our Relations
Nov
5
4:00 PM16:00

Thrive Sunday | Revering The Mystery, Healing Our Relations

  • 2501 Harrison Street Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)
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Join Thrive East Bay on Sunday, Nov 5th for "Revering the Mystery, Healing our Relations" with guest speaker & healer Carla M. Pérez, guest poet & elder Rafael Jesús González, guest artist & singer Far I Shields, and the heart-opening Thrive Choir. As we work to transform the root causes of rising social injustices and climate destabilization, how can we be guided by a deeper relationship with the Mystery and bring healing to the center of our movements for collective liberation?

Learn more & RSVP here.

Invite your Friends on Facebook here.

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Queer Women of Color Healing Circle
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Queer Women of Color Healing Circle

  • 324 Coventry Road Kensington, CA, 94707 United States (map)
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“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important that I am afraid.” -Audre Lorde

Join us as we gather for connection, growth, and healing. Through sharing, deep listening, and discussion, we will explore ways that we can live into our full selves throughout the transitions in our lives. Come build sacred and beloved community.

This circle is for Queer and Queer-Friendly Women of Color.

Date: Monday, October 30

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Location: 324 Coventry Road, Kensington CA

Co-facilitators: Devani Santos and Amanda Weatherspoon, MDiv 

Contact: aweatherspoon85@gmail.com

 

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Song Circle
Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

Song Circle

Join us for a 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)

Location: 324 Coventry Road
Kensington, CA 94707
(El Cerrito Plaza Bart Station is a 20 minute walk)

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

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Community Leaders Circle
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Community Leaders Circle

Join us for our monthly Community Leaders Circle, an opportunity to connect more deeply with active members of Thrive 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 so much!

the Thrive East Bay team

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Thrive Street Choir Training
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Thrive Street Choir Training

Hello fellow activists, singers, and people of this wild moment in history,

It’s been a busy and wonderful year for us organizers, but The Street Choir is finally launching - to act as a vocal blockade at marches, direct actions and other gathering spaces in the Bay Area and beyond. 

If you have not already, sign up on this form and join our Facebook group for updates. And tell your sangin' friends! Now more than ever, the world needs people like us to bring our voices, energy and full selves/souls to support the intersectional movements for social and environmental justice.

We are kicking things off this Tuesday evening 10/24 with a meet-up and Thrive Street Choir De-escalation training. We will eat, we will sing and we will learn from some expert trainers how to show up on the street in a good way.

Here are deets:

Tuesday, the 24th

Kyle’s House in the Trees

5845 Scarborough dr, Oakland 94611

6:30 to 8 - potluck dinner and discussion of our Street Choir mobilization Plans!

8 - 9ish - our trainers will arrive to skill us up with De-escalation tactics.

Please RSVP if you’re thinking of coming Tuesday ! - kyle@thriveeastbay.org

There will also be a Thrive song circle happening October 29th, stay tuned for more details on that if you just wanna sing :)

See you Soon!

Masumi, Kyle, Eva, Jeremy & the Thrive Street Choir Organizing team

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Root Down | Connect. Practice. Nourish.
Oct
15
4:00 PM16:00

Root Down | Connect. Practice. Nourish.

  • 1250 Addison Street Berkeley, CA, 94702 United States (map)
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Join Thrive East Bay for our monthly Root Down as we deepen in community, engage in embodied practice, and nourish ourselves with delicious food and meaningful connections.

When: Sunday, Oct 15th from 4 - 6pm (please arrive on time!)
Community potluck and connecting from 6 - 7pm

Where: Strawberry Creek Design Center

            1250 Addison Street

            Berkeley, CA 94702

            (a 10 min walk from North Berkeley Bart)

Cost: No one will be turned away for lack of funds. There is a suggested sliding scale contribution of $5 - $20 to help us cover our costs. You are invited to contribute what you feel called and are able to. 

Potluck: Sharing food together is an essential part of community. Please bring a tasty dish and/or beverage to share with others for the community potluck. 

Volunteers: We are seeking volunteers to help with the set-up and break-down of this event. If you are available to arrive early or stay late, let us know at team@thriveeastbay.org. 

Invite a Friend: Please feel free to invite a friend.

We look forward to rooting down in community!

In partnership,
the Thrive East Bay Team

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Science & Spirituality Circle
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

Science & Spirituality Circle

Join us Wednesday, October 4th for our monthly Science & Spirituality Circle as we explore the topic of "Evolutionary Spirituality."

Our conversation this month will look at the topic of evolution in relationship to spirituality, inspired by the work of the author and integral theorist Steve McIntosh. McIntosh points to an idea of evolutionary spirituality that aims to integrate the wisdom of traditional religion, science, and progressive spirituality. Whether one agrees with McIntosh's conclusions or not, they prompt a lively conversation.

In preparation for the circle you're invited to listen to or watch Steve McIntosh's talk about his book The Presence of the Infinite.

The talk is pretty long (45 minutes of talk and 45 minutes of Q&A). If you want to only hear an excerpt, listen to the part about the five spiritual teachings of evolution (beginning at 20:08).  You can read about the book and find excerpts here


When: Wednesday, October 4th


Time: 6:30 - 9:30pm


Where: At a home in Oakland

             Please RSVP to team@thriveeastbay.org for the address & directions.


Potluck: We'll be sharing in a potluck so please bring a vegetarian or vegan dish/side to share with others if you're able to.

Invite your friends who love to dive deep into the meaningful questions of our time. We'll see you then!

In partnership,
the Thrive East Bay team

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Sunday Gathering | The Fierce Urgency Of Now
Oct
1
4:00 PM16:00

Sunday Gathering | The Fierce Urgency Of Now

"We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join Thrive East Bay on Sunday, Oct 1st for a timely gathering The Fierce Urgency of Now with renowned activist, scholar, and poet Drew Dellinger, guest artists Signature Soul, and the heart-opening Thrive Choir (debuting new songs by Kyle Lemle and Dine Erie). In a moment when the rising politics of hate, injustice, and white supremacy threaten our lives and democracy, how do we act boldly with love and courage as we work to build movements of peace, ecology, and racial justice? Let's gather as we rise together and respond to the call of our time.

RSVP on Eventbrite here.

Share and invite others on Facebook here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Community Leaders Circle
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Community Leaders Circle

Join us for our monthly Community Leaders Circle, an opportunity to connect more deeply with active members of Thrive 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 so much!

the Thrive East Bay team

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Science & Spirituality Circle
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Science & Spirituality Circle

Join us for our monthly Science & Spirituality Circle! 

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

RSVP to team (at) thriveeastbay.org if you're able to join us and we'll share further details. You're welcome to invite friends.

We look forward to seeing you there!

the Thrive East Bay team

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Sunday Gathering | The Soul Of Community
Aug
27
4:00 PM16:00

Sunday Gathering | The Soul Of Community

Join Thrive East Bay for our two-year anniversary "The Soul Of Community" with guest speaker and visionary Orland Bishop, guest performing artist Jasmine Fuego, and the heart-opening Thrive Choir. How do our individual journeys and gifts intersect with the relationships we form in the soul of community, and give rise to a just and flourishing world for all? 

WHAT: Thrive East Bay Sunday events are an opportunity to connect with a diverse and inspiring group of people; to be uplifted by music, singing, poetry, and story; and to experience the transformative power of community.

WHEN: Sunday, August 27th from 4 - 6pm (please arrive on time!)
Food & Connecting from 6 - 7pm

WHERE: First Congregational Church of Oakland (walkable from 19th Street Bart station)
2501 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
(This venue is wheelchair accessible.)

Learn more & RSVP on Eventbrite here.

Invite your friends on Facebook here.

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Root Down | Connect. Practice. Nourish.
Aug
13
4:00 PM16:00

Root Down | Connect. Practice. Nourish.

Join Thrive East Bay for our monthly Root Down as we deepen in community, engage in embodied practice, and explore the power of Conflict Transformation Through Effective Communication.

Thrive East Bay is a community of people committed to personal and social transformation. We stand together for a world of love, justice, and belonging. Our monthly 'Root Down' events build upon our larger monthly gatherings by providing an opportunity to connect more deeply with inspiring people; to engage in transformative practices that we can carry into our everyday lives; and to share in the power of community in service to a world that works for all.

Theme: Conflict Transformation through Effective Communication

In this Root Down we will engage in dialogue and skills-learning about deepening relationships and community through effective communication and conflict engagement in our increasingly divided world. Given that conflict is a natural part of life, we will explore transforming its role into an opportunity to deepen our understanding of other's experiences and perspectives, and to develop practices that you can employ in all aspects of your life.

When: Sunday, August 13th from 4 - 6pm (please arrive on time!)
Community potluck and connecting from 6 - 7pm

Where: Strawberry Creek Design Center

            1250 Addison Street

            Berkeley, CA 94702

            (a 10 min walk from North Berkeley Bart)

Co-Hosts: AddieRose Mayer, Duncan Autrey, & Elli Nagai-Rothe

Cost: No one will be turned away for lack of funds. There is a suggested sliding scale contribution of $5 - $20 to help us cover our costs. You are invited to contribute what you feel called and are able to. 

Potluck: Sharing food together is an essential part of community. Please bring a tasty dish and/or beverage to share with others for the community potluck. 

Volunteers: We are seeking volunteers to help with the set-up and break-down of this event. If you are available to arrive early or stay late, let us know at team@thriveeastbay.org. 

Invite a Friend: Please feel free to invite a friend. (Facebook event is here.)

We look forward to rooting down in community!

In partnership,
the Thrive East Bay Team

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Community Leaders Circle
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

Community Leaders Circle

Join us for our monthly Community Leaders Circle, an opportunity to connect more deeply with active members of Thrive 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 so much!

the Thrive East Bay team

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Thrive Summer Picnic & Celebration
Jul
23
1:00 PM13:00

Thrive Summer Picnic & Celebration

Join Thrive East Bay for a summer picnic & celebration in the beautiful Redwood Regional Park!

We will gather for the afternoon to play, rest, eat, laugh, sing, and connect in the fullness of summer. We'll be getting our outdoor games on with frisbees, kickball, badminton (whatever we feel inspired to co-create!) and you can just bring your blankets and tents/umbrellas to talk, read and lounge in the sun & shade together. There is a children's playground nearby for the little ones, beautiful hiking trails to adventure on, and if you haven't yet been to a rehearsal for the Thrive Street Choir and want to learn some movement songs, there will be singing and music-making from 3 - 4pm.

WHEN: Sunday, July 23 from 1pm - 4pm (you are welcome to come earlier if you'd like to spend the whole day!)

WHERE: Quail Meadow picnic site at Redwood Regional Park
7867 Redwood Road, Oakland, CA 94619

(The Quail Meadow picnic site is the first meadow with tables that you will see by the parking lot. There will be clear signs. Please note that there is a $5 parking fee so carpool if you can.)

WHAT TO BRING:
* A side dish or dessert to share
* An entree/dish for yourself (if you want to have a full meal while you're there)
* Water/drinks (no alcohol please) 
* Blankets, chairs, outdoor gear
* Sunscreen & shade needs
* Outdoor games
* Hiking boots (if you plan to hike)
* Music instruments

We are also looking for help to coordinate this event. If you are interested in volunteering to support, or if you have any questions, contact team@thriveeastbay.org. 

Please feel free to invite your friends, family, and loved ones (the Facebook Event is here). We look forward to sharing in community and summer fun!

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Science & Spirituality Circle
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Science & Spirituality Circle

Join us for the next Science & Spirituality Circle on Wednesday, July 12th. 

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

RSVP to team (at) thriveeastbay.org if you're able to join us. You're welcome to invite friends.

Looking forward to another inspiring circle!

the Thrive East Bay team

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Community Leaders Circle
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Community Leaders Circle

Join us for our monthly Community Leaders Circle, an opportunity to connect more deeply with active members of Thrive 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 so much!

the Thrive East Bay team

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Street Choir at Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Street Choir at Oscar Grant Plaza

The Thrive Street Choir is being born to sing the music of the revolution. We just had an epic first gathering where hella folks sang into the night. We are unstoppable when we sing together!

We are gathering this month at Oscar Grant Plaza in downtown Oakland to learn our repertoire of movement songs before hitting the streets together at direct actions, marches, and wherever we are needed to show up in these decisive times. 

If you're interested in being part of the Thrive Street Choir, we invite you to join us to learn the songs we will be taking to the streets. Invite your people! (Facebook event here)

WHEN: Friday June 23rd from 7 - 9:30pm

WHERE: Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th Street and Broadway in Downtown Oakland

BRING:
Drums, Tamborines, Shakers, Instruments
A Water Bottle
Layers
Blankets / Chairs to sit on
Snacks to share!

ABOUT THE THRIVE STREET CHOIR:

These times are asking us to show up in solidarity, and resistance, in the streets, at the Federal Building, at the airport. There are too many threats to list here, our leaders are wielding the fires of hate, greed and delusion. And so we are responding in love and in song.

Have you noticed how important music is in supporting our resistance work? Have you, like so many of us, gravitated towards the music playing when at the Women's March, the People's Climate March? Have you ever wanted to start a chant to get the crowd going, but could not think of the perfect one, or felt intimidated to start it yourself?

Good. Come join us!

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Sunday Gathering | Dreaming the Next Economy
Jun
4
4:00 PM16:00

Sunday Gathering | Dreaming the Next Economy

Join us for our next Sunday gathering on June 4th at 4pm as we explore the theme Dreaming the Next Economy with guest speaker & new economy visionary Nwamaka Agbo, guest artist I.M.1 (a.k.a. Gino Pastori-Ng) and the Root Work Crew, and the soul-stirring Thrive East Bay Choir.

As our current economic system continues to break down, how do we make a just transition to the next economy, one that is based on the principles of interconnectedness, abundance, and regeneration? Gather with us as we dream into the next economy and build its foundation in our lives and communities today.

Learn more & RSVP on Eventbrite here.

Share and invite your Friends on Facebook here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Science & Spirituality Circle
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

Science & Spirituality Circle

Join us for the next Science & Spirituality Circle on Thursday, May 11th

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

We will be attending a special public event together this month that is being hosted in San Francisco by the California Institute of Integral Studies. The event is titled Participatory Spirituality featuring professor Jorge Ferrer. "With the dwindling of organized religion, there is a growing movement for personal spirituality to come to the forefront and enrich old structures. Ferrer will examine the relationship between science and transpersonal psychology, the import of shared entheogenic visions, the nature of a fully embodied spirituality, and the features of integral education." The public talk is from 6:30 - 8pm. We will gather at the door, and then we will go out somewhere local afterward to talk further about what sparked from the talk.

RSVP to team (at) thriveeastbay.org if you're able to join us and we will send you further details.

Thanks so much!

the Thrive East Bay team

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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.

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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!

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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

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