Deep Change: Transforming the Practice of Social Justice

June 5-7, 2009
Blue Ridge Assembly, Asheville NC
Convened by Movement Strategy Center, Rockwood Leadership Program and stone circles
with vital support from the Seasons Fund for Social Transformation


✪ Learn how transformational practice is working on the ground
✪ Build a stronger network of practitioners
✪ Harness the wisdom of this emerging field
✪ Cultivate new resources for the work

This is a time of sweeping transformation & profound possibilities.

★ What is shifting about the work for justice?
★ What is possible and what new forms can and should our work take to be most effective?
★ How do we build the necessary capacity to create and sustain these new forms?
★ And what new questions do we have?

“Deep Change” will bring together those working on the front lines of social change with a small number of intermediary organizations and funders.  Given this purpose and our available resources, the event is by invitation.  If you have questions or recommendations, please email

Movement Strategy Center: MSC is engaged in a multi-year study on the role of spiritually and contemplative practice in their lives and work.  The organization will leverage the study’s impact by helping participants identify the key questions and content areas and identifying groups to share stories, examples from their work or facilitate processes in the gathering itself.

Rockwood Leadership Program: Rockwood brings well-established expertise in strategic facilitation to the gathering.  Many of the individual leaders and organizations paving the road of transformational practice have been trained in Rockwood’s effective curriculum and the organization’s approach provides a strong common ground.  Rockwood will take the lead in facilitation for the gathering.

stone circles: stone circles will serve as primary organizing leadership and energy for the event.  Drawing on past experience of participating in and leading previous gatherings, stone circles is facilitating the leadership team, managing logistics, tracking the overall invitation process, and supervising the design process.

Seasons Fund for Social Transformation: The Seasons Fund is supporting the gathering financially, reaching out to additional funders for their participation, and working with the organizers on the overall vision.


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