Fierce Vulnerability: Direct Action that Heals

Saturday & Sunday
August 24th & 25th, 2019
10AM - 5PM on Both Days

Oakland, CA


How do we build a movement that can shut down a highway while creating a culture of opening up?

How do we build a movement with the militancy to occupy a government building and the sensitivity to see it as an act of healing?

How can we come to experience vulnerability as a strength, not a weakness?

The Workshop

Our world is in crisis. Our social systems are being torn apart, our economic systems have created historic levels of wealth disparity, and earth’s life support systems are on the brink of collapse. The need for a powerful direct action movement that nurtures a radical, fundamental transformation has never been greater. Despair seems to be in the air we breathe and can be felt in the depth of our hearts.

Yet our need is not only a transformation of systems and laws and policies. What we yearn for is a fundamental transformation of our hearts, our values and our relationships – to ourselves, to each other, and to the earth.

Fierce Vulnerability is an attempt to build such a movement. A movement that understands the assertiveness that is needed to address the crises of our times. A movement that sees resistance as an act of healing. A movement that knows that each of us need to heal as much as those we may want to blame. A movement that will never see any individual as disposable, undeserving of dignity, or incapable of transformation.

Join us as we explore together what it might look like to enter into movement spaces with the courage to be our whole selves, sometimes courageous, sometimes fearful, sometimes clear, sometimes confused, sometimes joyous, sometimes grieving. We seek to bring ourselves as we are, in service to life, growing in our capacity to be fierce in our vulnerability and vulnerable in our ferocity.


All of our workshops are offered on a Gift Economy, which means that we do not charge anyone for attending any of our programs. Click here to learn more. 



August 24, 2019 at 10:00am - August 25, 2019
Chapter 510
2301 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
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East Point Peace Academy · · (510) 500-7853

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