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Conferences & Retreats
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Bridge Fey, a site-specific installation by local artist Nancy Barry MacBride.
Hartford Catholic Worker's Summer Program for Urban Youth (aka Camp Ahimsa) is one of VPT's programs
(L-r) Ahimsa campers Ashanti, Tylehjah, Olivia, Caitlyn, Harmoni, Camp Director Chris Doucot and Enyche show off the batik bags they created. Photo by Janice Steinhagen.
As this article says, this program gives the kids a positive summer experience and an opportunity to do a lot of things they don't get to do in the city.
However, once again there was a racist incident at the Voluntown beach where the children were called a racial slur.
VPT is planning a series of programs this year to counter racism.
"Occupy" Popular Education Workshops
What Is Popular Education? It Is A Learning Process That:
• begins with the standpoint of the oppressed;
• is inclusive;
• is accessible to people of all educational levels;
• addresses issues people face in their communities;
• supports people moving towards action/nonviolent social change;
• is based on the experiences of those participating in the learning; and
• integrates non-traditional methods of learning.
Workshops are offered throughout the year. Contact us to schedule a workshop for your organization, or join our mailing list to learn when public workshops are scheduled.