A Connecting Opportunity for Climate Community from Compassion Games

Here’s something that will likely interest many of you who helped in Procession for Our Future in the Solstice Parade and Flash Mob for the climate.  –Lisa Marcus and Denise Henrikson 

We hope you’ll come and participate in the Compassion Games! The first two opportunities are coming right up on Monday, Sept 2nd, and Wednesday, Sept 11th. (350 Seattle’s event Draw the Line with keynote speaker Bill McKibben is one of the participation opportunities.)

The Compassion Games were inspired by Seeds of Compassion, where the Dali Lama, Desmond Tutu, and other enlightened leaders came together several years ago in Seattle to share their wisdom. Since it’s inception last year, it has already spread to a dozen cities around the world. 

 This is a playful way for local organizations and individuals to find each other and come together in acts of kindness and service that bring connection within ourselves and our communities. We have the honor of helping lead on visuals for the opening ceremony of this 11 day event on Sept 11, National Day of Service. It will be beautiful, fun, family friendly, and free. See attached flier for details and send it to anyone you think might be interested! (If attachment does not come through, please e-mail me and I’ll send it directly.)

But who wants to wait until the 11th to get involved? This Monday, Sept 2nd, Labor Day, we’re having a family friendly public art play day to get the beautiful visuals ready. I hope you can come play with me! Information is below, and feel free to contact me with questions.

Hope to see you there!

Lisa Marcus and Denise Henrikson 

Play party on Labor Day, THIS Monday, Sept 2nd (two simultaneous locations). There are many fun activities that could use your talent, laughter and hands…or just moral support as we get ready for the Compassion Games (www.compassiongames.org) that will start on September 11 and end on September 21.

Location 1:   

  • The PowerHouse (3940 Fremont Ave N)
  • 10am – 5pm drop in: come for as little or as long as you can.

Workshops will include:

  • Fabric batik hearts (small) for small give-aways at Opening and Closing
  • Fabric Batik hearts (large) for love wish banners
  • Banners: Love Wins
  • Banner: Honor Roll of compassion
  • Compassion Book prep

 No experience necessary, bring clothing that risks nothing, and one or two snacks to share, your fun and kind spirit.

 Location 2

The Production Network (1000 N Northlake way, just E of Aurora Bridge, Kitchen and Cloud room)

9am – 5pm drop in: come for as little or as long as you can. 

Workshops will include:

  • Flowers for banners,
  • Herons origami for garlands (El Centro),
  • Painted rocks for secret agents,
  • Love wishes

No experience is necessary, no creative special powers are necessary either.  

Age: if you can use scissors safely you are in, if not, if you bring with you a parent that can help you be safe around scissors, you are in.

Bring scissors, scrap paper (for cranes, love wishes), scrap sturdy plastic bags (flowers), one or two snacks to share, your funny bone and kind spirit.

 Feel free to share this with friends, families and kind people that may be interested.  If you are coming the the TPN space, please do RSVP to Bert at bertwhopkins@gmail.com so we have a sense of how many chairs/table space we may need, or drop in last minute!

 Thank you, and looking forward to seeing you there!

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