Alive and Connected

in the Great Turning

Exploring our deepest responses to being alive at this time

on the planet, through The Work That Reconnects and Song



The Great Turning is a name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization.” ~ Eco-Philospher Joanna Macy

Drawing from Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects, we will engage in interactive group processes and song to help us move forward into a vibrant life-sustaining presence on the earth. Over the course of the evening, we will sing through the spiral of the Work, designed to help us touch into:

Gratitude, Honoring our pain for the world, Experiencing our radical

interconnectedness with new/ancient eyes, and Going forth in service to the world.


Wednesday, june 19

6:30 - 9:30 pm


madison, wi

$20 - $45



Blue Butterfly

Gretchen Sleicher has worked with Joanna Macy for the past 15 years, and has facilitated Work That Reconnects workshops for the past 10. She delights in weaving singing into her group work and building community through song. Gretchen is also co-director of PT Songlines Choir, along with Laurence Cole, and lives at the Port Townsend EcoVillage.

      Annie Zylstra is a weaver of song and community based in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin.  She has been facilitating oral tradition singing for joy and culture repair for 7 years, and is the creator of Resound and Morning Glory Choirs in Madison. Annie believes that singing together is one of the most powerful things we can do, both for ourselves, and for a a world hungry for collective experiences of joy and meaning.