Monday, February 26, 2007

Upcoming Dialogue Workshops

SFU Dialogue Programs presents:
a dialogue and workshop with Frances Moore Lappé
The Way of the Storyteller with Mary Gavan

Student, group, and non-profit rates are available for the workshops.

Exploring Democracy's Edge: dialogue
Thursday March 1, 2007 | 7pm-9:30 pm
DLOG 410 | $25
SFU's Centre for Dialogue, Rm 320-580 W Hastings St.
Exploring Democracy's Edge: workshop
Friday March 2, 2007 | 9:30 am-noon
DLOG 415 | REG $170 | DISC $136
SFU's Centre for Dialogue, Rm 320-580 W Hastings St.
You must register for this workshop concurrently with DLOG 410

Frances Moore Lappé is the author of fifteen books including Democracy's Edge, and the 1971 bestseller, Diet for a Small Planet, which continues to awaken readers to the human-made causes of hunger and the power of our everyday choices to create the world we want.

"We are living in an extraordinary historical moment," says Lappé, "one in which anti-democratic forces seem to be ascending while at the same time -- invisible to most of us -- a powerful current is stirring that may well take us to democracy's next historical stage. Imagine you can be part of that."

Join Frances Moore Lappé as she shows participants how citizens around the world are discovering the power within themselves to act on democracy's core values and find solutions to society's toughest problems.

Growing numbers of Americans recognize that today's problems are too pervasive, deep and complex to be solved by experts from above. So they are rethinking power, self-interest, and public life to put themselves at the center of problem solving.

This form of living democracy is the evolving practice of citizens reframing democracy's meaning - from something done to us or for us to democracy as an engaging, life-enhancing, everyday practice.
Space is available for this dialogue and workshop. Please inquire about our group, student and non-profit rates. For more information or registration, contact, 604.268.7694 or see:

Supported in part by the ICBC Civil Economy Endowment.

SFU Dialogue Programs presents:
The Way of the Storyteller: workshop with Mary Gavan
Friday April 20, 2007 | 9 am-4:30 pm
DLOG 420 | REG $325 | DISC $260 | 604.268.7694

We understand intuitively that good stories open up our minds and hearts and make it possible for others to understand us and for us to empathize with and know others. But what does it take to become a good storyteller? What is necessary to create the sacred space within where stories arise? What might we do to cultivate our own capacity for storytelling and listening?

Mary Gavan grew up in the Celtic countries of Scotland and Ireland and experienced stories as a way of living. Mary Gavan's purpose in being a storyteller is to continue the Celtic tradition of sharing values and understanding through specific stories, as well as through the interchange of listener and teller that occurs in dialogue, so that we all grow in respect toward ourselves and others.
For more information about these workshops, contact or 604.268. 7694.

Nicole Mah
Program Coordinator
Dialogue Programs, Simon Fraser University
3325-515 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
ph: 604-291-5179 fx: 604-268-7892

Dialogue Programs presents:
Exploring Democracy's Edge
dialogue and workshop with Frances Moore Lappé