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Before we know it, you and I and thousands more passionate, inspired, committed young people will be in DC at Power Shift 2011, preparing for a clean energy revolution.
We’re opening the weekend with a special event from 2pm – 5:30pm on Friday, April 15. Will you and your group arrange your travel so you make it?
The Generation Waking Up Experience, called a WakeUp for short, will help us launch Power Shift fired up and inspired to take action. Through music, exercises, dialogue, and video featuring Van Jones & Majora Carter among others, we’ll explore the critical questions facing young people and society.
Some of the questions we’ll explore together:
- Who Are We as a generation coming of age in these times?
- Where Are We as a global society around key challenges of environmental sustainability, social justice, and human fulfillment?
- What Has To Change in the way we see ourselves, each other, and our world, if we want to create a world that works for all?
- What Do We Do Now, given all this? What is our unique role to play, as individuals and as a generation?
Why participate? You can expect to:
- Get fired up: Of the 1200 people who participated at Power Shift 2009, many said it was the most powerful part of the weekend, with some calling it “life-changing.”
- Think big: The WakeUp connects the dots between people, planet, and spirit, calling us to envision a “Movement of movements” strong enough to transform the whole system.
- Get inspired: For much of the weekend, you’ll focus on “how” to make change — through the WakeUp, you’ll connect first with “why” you’re here in the first place.
- Build community: The WakeUp will give you the chance to connect with and get to know fellow Power Shifters from across the country and the world.
- Leave with tools: By the end, you’ll have the resources and a roadmap to bring the WakeUp home, and make it a powerful part of your own campaigns and projects.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
~ Zo Tobi, Power Shift 2011 Steering Committee & Co-Coordinator for Generation Waking Up