Sacred Activism in Modern Times–Cancelled

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Date(s) - 10/25/2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sacred Activism in Modern Times  Cancelled

With Suzannah Tebbe Davis, Sharon Oxendine, Sheila Pride, Keynon Lake, Kedar Brown, and Kim Hughes

Location: Canon Hall, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa NC, 28778
Date and Time: Thursday October 25, 2018, 6 – 8:30pm, Snacks & Tea at 5:30pm

All proceeds from this event will be donated to Asheville Community Roots, a grassroots, non-profit standing for the Rights of Nature and People. 

Suggested Donation: $10 – $50
No one will be turned away for lack of funds

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benefit event for Asheville Community Roots 10-25-2018

During these times of unprecedented global change, divisiveness, system breakdown, and chaos, the need to embrace our innate compassion,wisdom, connection to nature  and resilience has never been stronger.

Burnout, unremitting overload, exhaustion, immense grief,  fear and rage are conditions plaguing front line activists, stealing their effectiveness, health and power to create the very change they desire.

Sacred Activism is an emerging paradigm for change which  connects our common humanity,  compassion for suffering and desire to make a difference in the world into a concrete path of spiritual action.  This  event offers a dynamic opportunity for diverse members of the greater Asheville community to hear from Sacred Activists, engage in share in lively discussion, and learn proactive practices.

All proceeds from this event will go to Community Roots, a grassroots Asheville, NC,  non-profit standing for the rights of nature and people. Community Roots members believe that communities have the right to make decisions about what happens to our water, air and soil, over corporations. For more information and to get involved, go to

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About the Facilitators:

Suzannah Tebbe Davis is a contemporary medicine woman who weaves a diverse blend of mind/body/spirit offerings based on over two decades of study in indigenous wisdom traditions and western theoretical practices. Suzannah has also held key leadership positions in social justice issues and systems change. In addition to her private practice, where she offers workshops, retreats and ceremonies internationally for individuals and groups, Suzannah serves in a leadership role within Asheville Community Roots, a local grass roots movement which incorporates spirituality as a fundamental aspect of activism.

Sharon Oxendine is a first Nations woman from the Lumbee Tribe from Lumberton NC.  Sharon has studied with numerous teachers from the Wisdom Keepers and other Indigenous Leaders and Shamans for the last 27 years.  Sharon has been named Elder by her community and leads ceremonies around Rites of Passage, Grief, Soul Retrieval and Transitions from this world to the next.

Sheila Pride is a licensed clinical social worker, national educator, retreat facilitator, activist, yoga teacher and somatic body worker.  For over 10 years, Sheila worked intensively in the field of human rights, trauma resolution, domestic violence, refugee resettlement and economic justice.  She co-owns a mindfulness- consulting firm called Moksha Institute and travels throughout the country working with leaders and teams to create heart centered and empowering conscious companies.

Keynon Lake:  A native of Asheville NC, Keynon is a public speaker, author, social worker, community activist, and CEO/Director of My Daddy Taught Me That,  a movement that aims to empower, uplift and support young men, ages 12-19.  Keynon also started the Men’s Development Youth Program and is the author of the book My Daddy Taught Me Than.

Kedar Brown: Kedar Brown is a ceremonialist, healer, intuitive and teacher of psychological and spiritual awareness with over thirty two years of professional experience. Over this time he has developed an effective and unique approach to emotional and spiritual healing by braiding together his depth of clinical knowledge of experiential psychotherapies with more nature based, indigenous wisdom teachings and healing methods from around the world.

Kim Hughes: Kim Hughes is a former owner of White Horse Black Mountain, a spiritual counselor, group facilitator, and professional singer., who will contribute sound healing (intuitive frequencies using voice, crystal singing bowls, harmonium and other instruments) and space holding for this event.