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

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

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!

Root Down | Connect. Practice. Nourish.
Aug
13
4:00 pm16:00

Root Down | Connect. Practice. Nourish.

Join Thrive East Bay for our next monthly Root Down as we deepen in community, engage in embodied practice, and nourish ourselves with delicious food and meaningful connections.

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

Where: PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, CA 94608
(This venue is wheelchair accessible.)

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. 

We look forward to rooting down in community!

In partnership,
the Thrive East Bay Team


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!

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!

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

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!

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!

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