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Rewilding 201

Rewilding 201: Systemic Rewilding

Tuesdays September 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 2017 || 7:00-9:00
Rewild Portland Studio || 438 NW 22nd Street, Portland, OR
Four weeks, $125 ||Prerequisite: Rewilding 101

Prerequisite: Rewilding 101 or instructor permission

Rewilding in Theory and Practice takes rewilding from the theoretical to the practical. We will cover how to integrate the ideas and concepts of rewilding into your life more collectively + institutionally. We will work as a think-tank, beginning to paint the mosaic of rewilding + assessing how various actions contribute to a larger vision.

Rewilding 101 was the What and the Why. Rewilding 201 is the How. What to expect in class:

  • Focused discussion on advanced rewilding concepts
  • How can we break down barriers to rewilding?
  • Sharing ideas + strategies as a learning community
  • How can you rewild your everyday life?
  • Making concrete action plans

Week 1: What is Systemic Rewilding?
This week we will introduce the idea of systemic rewilding. You’ll learn how and why rewilding in a group is much more empowering than trying to go alone.

Week 2: Collective Rewilding, Above Ground
Some of the problems facing humanity are more easily solved in a group setting. Learn about actions like gardening + foraging in groups, raising children in cultural settings, networking, sharing resources + advocating for one another-by the letter of the law. 

Week 3: Collective Rewilding, Underground
If the rules are broken, should we have qualms about breaking them? If it’s for the betterment of the planet? We’ll talk about methods of resistance (like economic interference), direct action (like tree sits), poaching + all manner of legalities. We’ll also discuss the implications and dangers that arise when ignoring the state in favor of rewilding. 

Week 4: Institutional Rewilding
How can institutions leverage the culture of rewilding in our favor by passing laws, partnering for permissions, transforming policy, providing public programming + more?

Peter Michael Bauer is is an environmental educator, author of the book Rewild or Die and founder of Rewild Portland.

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