As we become increasingly aware of our inter-connection as a species on this one shared planet, there is a compelling call to become a part of the change we wish to see in the world and realize our impact on the next generations to come. -Jamaica Stevens
Portland, OR (PRWEB) November 06, 2014
"ReInhabiting the Village: Co-Creating our Future" is a multi-media community resource project co-created by an alliance of visionary partners sharing their knowledge and experience. Derived from holistic living principles, this project offers an inspiring roadmap and blueprint for building a legacy for the future through the shared development of social technology tools, innovative templates, models, resources and information that are useful to communities everywhere. As project creator Jamaica Stevens states, “As we become increasingly aware of our inter-connection as a species on this one shared planet, there is a compelling call to become a part of the change we wish to see in the world and realize our impact on the next generations to come. Bridging the wisdom of ancient and future, we take action today towards a bright tomorrow.”
The project is centered on the creation of the book, which will feature over 40 selected contributors of diverse backgrounds such as Artists, Economists, Permaculture Experts, Facilitators, Educators, Visionaries, Natural Builders, Event Producers, Healers, Indigenous Elders and Thought Leaders, Ecologists, Technology Developers and Community Organizers. Covering themes in their respective field of expertise, topics will include Building Regional Resilience, Community Land Stewardship/EcoVillages, Holistic Event Production, and Whole Systems Project Management and Governance Models, to name a few. Through creating and sharing these innovative social tools, the goal is to inspire a new way to live and create while answering the questions of “What comes after Transformational Festivals?” and “How can the principles from these festivals be of service to society?”
To gather resources for this multi-layered project, a Kickstarter campaign has been launched to help raise $30,300 from supporters. Ending on December 13th, the 45-day campaign has various prizes set up as incentive to contribute to the project, such as name inclusion in the book’s donor page, guest list placement to one of three Community Boost Party events, the book itself, artisan goods from campaign allies ThirdEye Pinecones, consultation and facilitation services from Jamaica Stevens and other “ReInhabiting the Village” team members, package bundles, and various Producer credits. “ReInhabiting the Village” will launch this multi-phased project with the publishing of a printed book, eBook, and companion workbook in spring 2015, followed by an interactive website with a holistically integrated resource directory and a suite of collaborative tools.
The project is being managed by Creator and Author Jamaica ‘Jai Ma’ Stevens, the Creator of Tribal Convergence Gatherings, Executive Producer of Awaken Visionary Leadership Summit, Co-Founder of Tribal Convergence Network, and Organizational Consultant and Producer with Lucidity, Envision and other festivals. Julian Reyes of Keyframe-Entertainment is supporting the project as Executive Producer. Contributing authors include members of the Transformational community, such as Keala Young, Jonah Haas, Kelli Rua Klein, Davin Skonberg, Antje Martin Schaeffer, Heather Beckett, Alokonanda Walla, Paradox Pollack, and Adam Apollo, to name a few. By curating the knowledge of various community members, “ReInhabiting the Village” embodies this movement’s living library of wisdom, ready to be shared and support communities worldwide to flourish through simple ways of living in balance as thoughtful stewards of this home.
About Jamaica Stevens:
Jamaica "Jai Ma" Stevens is the Creator of Tribal Convergence Gatherings, Executive Producer of Awaken Visionary Leadership Summit, Co-Founder of Tribal Convergence Network, and Organizational Consultant and Producer with Lucidity, Envision and other festivals. She is an experienced event producer, workshop leader, group facilitator, community organizer, organizational systems consultant, project manager, and life coach. The Vision for the “ReInhabiting the Village” Project comes from being inspired to curate the wisdom, reflections, and practices of her community of activists, educators, producers, artists, and visionaries who each reflect the Voice and Heart of a greater movement.
Keyframe-Entertainment is a media network that creates global positive change by inspiring, informing, and entertaining through Transformational films, Visionary Art, electronic music and festival culture. Keyframe produces, finances, and distributes cutting edge projects in order to generate growth for our partners and strengthen community-building worldwide. Keyframe was launched in 2004 as a music label and artist management company and has since expanded its scope to include consciousness films and events. Keyframe-Entertainment is the Executive Producer of "Electronic Awakening" and the creator of Keyframe-Cinema, an online service that allows Transformational filmmakers to share their work with fans, film buffs, and festivals.
About Jonah Haas:
Jonah Haas is the Marketing Director and a Co-Founder of Lucidity Festival, and is dedicated to creating space for larger and larger audiences to realize lucidity in their dreams and waking lives. He has facilitated lucid dreaming workshops, discussions, and interactive experiences over the last decade in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and at Lucidity and Burning Man.