Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Very good thoughts from Matt and Patricia about people of color in addition to women, and good replies from Rachel and Dale, too.
I'm with Patricia in that I'm not interested in a "women's only" permaculture event. I think women hold other women back as much as men might. An alternative convention, as William suggests, is always an option, and if it turns out better - good on them! Though in general, I think the more we separate, the more we become "us versus them" within our own group.
...I would never knowingly discriminate based on gender, color, religion or sexual orientation. ...I know I make stereotypical judgments far too often in my daily life - sometimes subconsciously. The more I "out" my tendencies, I think, the more conscious and intentional my judgments and therefore my decisions and actions become. I desperately want and intend to value people for who they are and what they do.
What makes a leader? What makes people (more) comfortable in any group? I think that Paul is onto something with this keynote topic. The less we throw stones, and the more we know when we ourselves are throwing stones, and the more we support each other, the more we nurture each other, the more fertile we can make permaculture for all people.
You GO Matu!
Matu Collins wrote:I am a woman in permaculture busting my buns to learn and experiment and build as much as I can so that in ten years I will be an "expert". Put me down for Permaculture Voices X.
paul wheaton wrote:
Kathleen Minniti wrote:
No joy, Bill. I followed your link to...nothing. I guess there is some kind of mis-connect going on and will have to survive without access to the Secret Inner Circle. *Sigh*
So .... after all that research, you didn't read my post?
Bill Erickson wrote:
Kathleen Minniti wrote:I received the Kicktarter update saying that 444 people who contributed at least $5 and whose emails matched were granted access to the secret inner circle forum. Well, I contributed $5 and I only have one email address, so I should be on that list. Unfortunately, The only reference to "secret inner circle forum" I see is here. What do I do next?
Kathleen, if your access is there, then you will see it at the bottom of the same group that this subject is in. I'll repost the link from one of the previous posts too - Secret Inner Circle - I hope that helps.