2012 Events @VPT
Information for all events, unless otherwise noted: Voluntown Peace Trust, 539 Beach Pond Rd/Rte 165 in Voluntown
Phone (860) 376-9970
Voluntown Peace Trust Events
June 1, 2013 ~ Annual Meeting
At our Annual meeting this year, we will be dedicating the Yurt, just north of the Muste Center, on the historic grounds of VPT.
More details here.
Saturday, May 4, 2013, Training for Strategic Nonviolent Direct Action
We are pleased to announce an Introductory Training for Strategic Nonviolent Direct Action taking place on Saturday, May 4th from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the awesome Voluntown Peace Trust in Voluntown, Connecticut.
This training is designed to give participants an introduction to strategic nonviolent direct action (NVDA) within the frame of stepping up efforts in Connecticut and Rhode Island in the fight for climate justice.
Although this is an introductory training we encourage people with varying levels of experience to apply. Also, this training is applicable for people with no background in climate activism or organizing.
Who: You and other people committed to climate justice!
What: Training for Strategic Nonviolent Direct Action
Where: The Voluntown Peace Trust in eastern Connecticut
When: Saturday, May 4th from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
Why: Time is running out!
With hope, this training will mark the beginning of a series of cumulative trainings offered throughout the summer (and beyond). If you know anyone that may be interested in attending please encourage them to apply.
If you have questions about this training, or if you can't attend this but would like to be kept informed of future trainings, please send an email to Joanne Sheehan.
January 12, 2013, VPT Participates in the One Million Bones Project!
Here's a link to our One Million Bones video.
Check out VPT photos on the One Million Bones website.
Friday, October 19th, 2012
The Voluntown Peace Trust Land Stewards will be hosting the movie
Queen of the Sun, What are the bees telling us?
A. J. Muste Conference Center
Potluck at 6pm followed by the movie at 7pm
$5.00 suggested donation
Sunday, Oct 14th, 2012, Walktober
The Voluntown Peace Trust will be part of "Walktober", the 'Last Green Valley's' event showcasing Connecticut's historical and scenic treasures!
Explore different land use practices from a 1700s historic farm, to a turn of the century Finnish camp, to the more recent community for non-violence.
A walk through the farm's 54 acres includes pine stands, brook crossings, and a lush moss-floored hemlock stand.
1 easy mile.
Rain date 10/21
Saturday, September 29, 2012, Dedication of the Gandhi Reading Room
featuring Chuck Matthei's collection of books on nonviolence
click here for details!
2012 MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PURCHASE OF THE FARM FOR THE WORK OF THE NEW ENGLAND COMMUNITY FOR NONVIOLENT ACTION (CNVA).
4th of July, 2012, INTERdependence Day
At the Voluntown Peace Trust Farm, it was a day of smelling flowers, listening to stories and singing songs, sharing wisdom from times past and celebrating our INTERDEPENDENCE!
Celebrating revolutionary America’s 236th, CNVA’s 50th and Bayard Rustin’s 100th!
Some of the things we enjoyed:
-- Peace Labyrinth, ‘60s Book/Poster Sale, Exhibit, Disc-Golf, swim at Beach Pond, or sit just quietly….
-- History Tours: Farmhouse to Muste, Swann, gardens, woods, cabins
-- Celebrating Nonviolent Revolutionaries with VPT/CNVA’s Joanne Sheehan, “Ben Frankly” (aka Lauren Churchill), Mandy Carter (Bayard Rustin Centennial National Coordinator), & JOYCE KATZBERG “changing the world one song at a time” + Birthday Cupcakes/watermelon!
-- Ferdinand the Bull play-time: sit under a cork tree with Munro Leaf’s classic bull who wouldn’t fight, make flowers, talk about not bullying, not fighting, and make a play with Mystic Paper Beast costumes.
then: Ferdinand: the Play, followed by more music with Joyce!
-- No-Bull supper by PaciFeast veggie catering (RSVP), BONFIRE, songs and stories of our 50-year history of activism at VPT…
See INTERdependence Day artwork and photos here
June 16, 2012, Annual Meeting
At our Annual meeting this year, we will be dedicating the Herbie Diaz Cabin located behind Ahimsa on the lovely grounds of VPT.
June 13, 2012, A SOCIOCRACY CIRCLE AT VPT
Potluck at 6, discussion at 7
(free-will donation of $5 for use of A. J. Muste Center)
What is Sociocracy?
Sociocracy is a method of designing harmonious organizations, workplaces and associations in which each member is valued equally. It is based on creating self-optimizing systems that are effective and productive. The principles and practices were developed by Gerard Endenburg based on:
READ MORE: follow this link, and see where it takes you: www.sociocracy.info
Come for a talking circle about your experience with consensus decision-making, informal or formal, and consider this new/old idea: Sociocracy, or “Dynamic Governance.” Kit and Jane Johnson will share what they learned at a John Buck/Jerry Gonzales workshop with co-housing groups in New Haven. If there is interest in further exploration, we might bring one of their trainings to Voluntown.
April 21, 2012, Earth Day at the VPT
Noon - 4ish
Come help us plant apple trees, build a bluebird house to take home, tour the fields and paths, make a labyrinth, and early garden seed-sowing!
Events Sponsored By Others
HUSH ~ HOLISTIC UNIVERSAL SOUND HEALING
A Vibrational Meditation with Linda & Peter Jacques
The healing vibrations and frequencies of the gongs and crystal bowls have the ability to go into our cellular structure and rearrange our molecules, affecting us at the deepest cellular levels. Through sound healing we are able to release and dissolve blockages in our system, thus creating a resonance that is in harmony with the whole being.
Please join us to experience the healing resonance for yourself!
Place: Voluntown Peace Trust, Route 165, 539 Beach Pond Road.
When: Thursday evenings, 6:30 pm - Please arrive early to settle in.
Dates: We meet the third Thursday of each month
Please no scents or perfume.
Bring water, something soft and comfortable for the floor or anti gravity chair, pillow, blanket, eye covering if you like it dark.
Call VPT 860-376-9970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information:
Call Linda 860-428-2097 or email email@example.com