Call Recording: Q&A with Jane Dwinell
This is the recording of the Conscious Learning webinar which took place on August 20, 2021.
Jane Dwinell has been a principal moderator on the Deep Adaptation Facebook group for over two years, is the admin of the Practical DA facebook group, and a moderator on several other DA affiliated groups – including Deep Adaptation Parenting, Northeast US Deep Adaptation, and the Deep Adaptation Women’s Group.
An ordained minister in the Unitarian Universalist Church, former nurse, expert homesteader and off-gridder, as well as a published author, Jane is a pillar of the Deep Adaptation community.
In this fascinating conversation, we talked about:
- being a homesteader while engaging in global solidarity efforts,
- the evolution of the DA Facebook group over the past two years,
- the practice of being a moderator on Facebook,
- learning from death and grieving,
- local community-building,
- … and many other topics.
ABOUT THE CONSCIOUS LEARNING WEBINARS
This webinar is part of the Conscious Learning Festival (July to September, 2021), itself an offshoot of Wendy and Dorian’s participatory Action Research project in the Deep Adaptation Forum (see here). These webinars touch on the topics of learning, change, and Deep Adaptation. Where relevant, they will highlight the presenters’ “learning journey” into the Deep Adaptation Forum and beyond.
Read more about the Festival here, and feel free to convene a discussion of your own!
See here for a list of upcoming webinars, and here to watch our call recordings.
I try to bring good people and exciting projects together within the Deep Adaptation Forum, where I am currently part of the core team. I am also studying social learning and radical collective change as part of my PhD at IFLAS, University of Cumbria.
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Thank you for this inspiring conversation, I’ve just listened to the recording. Jane, you’ve given me the notion to just keep attending to what is needed – to bring whatever capacities I have to whatever is nearest me in need. I think, doing this, is what can help inwardly cope too.. And perhaps some difficult days, my capacity is just to stay breathing, but on others it could be a full-blown initiative – or perhaps being present to an important word in a conversation… In this way, I have the picture that we can follow ‘life’, as a living stream, as a golden warmth that moves out of hearts in present time, into the future. Rather than picturing a future that exists abstracted from us, somewhere ‘out there’ that we approach in dread. It also helps, as was said in the q+a, to know there are others working through these same questions, right now – to feel that communal aspect.