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How do we encounter justice and foster a sense of responsibility as we navigate the realms of the self, the world, and our fellow human beings? How can a better understanding of the working of our twelve senses lead to insights that create a foundation for justice?

The twelfth and highest sense is the ability to live into the I-being of another person – for one human being to be able to truly and fully perceive another. An individual whose twelve senses are fully developed could instantly perceive another person’s experience of inequity and injustice, free from judgment or self-interest.

In this conference, presenters and participants from around the world will gather on Zoom to explore and discuss how awareness and understanding of the concepts of the twelve senses can lead humanity toward a society that is free from injustice in all its forms.

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The conference is organized around the question of justice in relation to the objects of our senses: the self, the outer world, and the other human being. Daily keynote talks by Joan Sleigh (South Africa), Dr. Lakshmi Prasanna (India), Jean-Michel Florin (France), and Michael Kokinos (Australia) bring these leading thoughts to life through the speakers’ experiences in education, the medical and healing arts, and biodynamic agriculture. Panel discussions will allow participants to meet the speakers in a more informal setting, and to engage in open conversation.

Attendees can choose from thirty hours of workshops organized around themes including “Action and Service in the World,” “Education and Healing,” “Justice: A Sense for the Truth,” “Therapeutics,” and “Education, Technology, and Freedom.” Workshop presenters include Jane Swain, Richard Steel, Kait Ziegler, Carrie Schuchardt, Jaimen McMillan, Angie Foster, Dottie Zold, Frank Agrama, and many more.

Conference participants from around the world will meet each other and share their experiences through group singing and eurythmy, guided experiential orientations, and open meetups and salon time.

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The Schedule in Brief

 Weds 8/11Thurs 8/12:
Justice and the Encounter with the Self
Fri 8/13:
Justice and the Encounter with the Environment
Sat 8/14:
Justice and the Encounter with the Other
Sun 8/15
7:30amWelcome & IntroductionsWelcome & IntroductionsWelcome & IntroductionsWelcome & Introductions
7:45amSingingSingingSingingSinging
8:00amGuided Experiential Orientation Becky RutherfordGuided Experiential Orientation Becky RutherfordGuided Experiential Orientation Becky Rutherford
8:30amBreakBreakBreak
8:45amKeynote
Balancing Selfhood and Sense of Belonging Dr. Lakshmi Prasanna
Keynote
Feet on the Ground and Head in the Stars Jean-Michel Florin
Keynote
Sensing Social Justice - Ancient Ways Michael Kokinos
Keynote
The Twelve Senses: A Pathway to Justice through Authentic Encounter Joan Sleigh
10:00amBreakBreakBreakPanel and Closing All Presenters
10:45amPanel: Challenges of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in New School Initiatives
11:15amMeetups and Salon TimeMeetups and Salon Time
12:30pmWorkshops IWorkshops IWorkshops I
1:30pmBreakBreakBreak
1:45pmWelcome and IntroductionsWorkshops IIWorkshops IIWorkshops II
2:45pmBreakBreakBreak
3:00pmKeynote
Sensing Justice in the Encounter: Listening to the Silent Voices Joan Sleigh
Panel ConversationPanel ConversationPanel Conversation: Meeting at the Intersection of Service and Action in Society
4:00pmLeading Thought for Tomorrow's Theme: Justice and the Encounter with the SelfLeading Thought for Tomorrow's Theme: Justice and the Encounter with the EnvironmentLeading Thought for Tomorrow's Theme: Justice and the Encounter with the Other
4:15pmEurythmyEurythmyEurythmy

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Workshops I (12:30-1:30pm)

ThemeThursday, 8/12Friday, 8/13Saturday, 8/14
Education and HealingEncountering Myself: Walking in My Own Shoes
Connie Helms
Supporting the Senses in a Special Needs Waldorf Classroom
Daphna Stern & Gleiçe Paulino da Silva
In Their Own Words: Experience of Guild Members in New Orleans
Caroline Finck, Laura Mooney, & Friends
Meeting All Our NeighborsLife Sharing at the House of Peace: Sensing Justice, Encountering Healing
Carrie Schuchardt
Kinship with All Beings
Sharifa Oppenheimer
Informing Our Work with Adolescents and Young Adults
Marianne Perchlik
In MovementSpaces to See "I" to "I"
Jaimen McMillan
Yes/No: Finding Justice in Balance
Annette Bammer
The Courage to Be
Angie Foster
Action and Service in the WorldThe Tree of Life
Nicholas Laccetti
Participating in Humanness
Megan Durney
Building from the Bottom Up
Kait Ziegler
Education, Technology, and FreedomWhere Are We When We Are Online?
Robin Schmidt
Media: Extension of the Senses or the Devil's Instrument?
Harlan Gilbert
Sensing Self-Deception in the Use of Technology
Gopi Vijaya

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Workshops II (1:45-2:45pm

ThemeThursday, 8/12Friday, 8/13Saturday, 8/14
ALIANT Alliance Moral Imagination Workshop Moral Imagination Workshop
Dottie Zold & Frank Agrama
Moral Imagination Workshop
Dottie Zold & Frank Agrama
Moral Imagination Workshop
Dottie Zold & Frank Agrama
Algonquian/Abenaki Understanding of the SensesAlgonquian/Abenaki Understanding of the Senses
Elizabeth Frishkoff & Jesse Bowman Bruchac
Algonquian/Abenaki Understanding of the Senses
Elizabeth Frishkoff & Jesse Bowman Bruchac
Algonquian/Abenaki Understanding of the Senses
Elizabeth Frishkoff & Jesse Bowman Bruchac
TherapeuticsBuilding Bridges
Galilee Manaças Damiao, Elsa Macauley, & Students
Building Bridges
Galilee Manaças Damiao, Elsa Macauley, & Students
Applying Spacial Dynamics® and the Twelve Senses to Justice-Filled Encounters with the Other
Jane Swain
Justice: A Sense for the Truth Justice: A Sense for the Truth
Jennifer Brooks Quinn
Justice: A Sense for the Truth
Jennifer Brooks Quinn
Justice: A Sense for the Truth
Jennifer Brooks Quinn
Meeting the Self, the Environment, and the Other through the Work of the Hands Encountering the Self
Chris Marlow
Encountering the Environment
Chris Marlow
Encountering the Other
Chris Marlow

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This conference is co-hosted by Threefold Educational Foundation, The Pfeiffer Center, The Fiber Craft Studio, Green Meadow Waldorf School, Sunbridge Institute, Eurythmy Spring Valley, and the Otto Specht School.

Financial support provided by The Rudolf Steiner Charitable Trust, the Waldorf Educational Fund, and the Waldorf Schools Fund.

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