Tending The Threshold is an event happening in Ashland, Oregon, on May 26 and 27th, 2018. Tickets can information can be found at tendingthethreshold.com
It is a gathering of Change-makers, Bridge builders and Edge Dwellers, with no agenda other than to practice being together, and to learn how to take care of each other and the world, in these challenging times.
The container at this un-conference will be held by a group of ten co-facilitators from three countries and many walks of life. The group includes:
Poet and spoken word artist, Tannur Ali
Conflict Engagement and Resolution practitioner, Aftab Erfan
Equity and Inclusion Consultant, Desiree Adaway
Clinical Psychologist and Author, Bayo Akomolafe
Social Entrepreneur, Donnie Maclurcan
Artist and Death Doula, Rachael Rice
Educator, facilitator and Indigenous rights activist, Aaron Ortega
Videographer and artist, Bec Stupak
Therapist, ritualist and conference founder, Holly Truhlar
And myself, Carmen Spagnola.
Aftab Erfan, PhD, is a scholar-practitioner working in the areas of community engagement, conflict resolution, strategic planning, intercultural diversity, and leadership development for social transformation. Her facilitation approach is based in various methodologies including Deep Democracy, the Art of Hosting and Harvesting, Theory U, Action Inquiry and the Expressive Arts field. She is often called in as a facilitator when there is a large degree of complexity, when there are divisive issues within a group, or when a group simply needs help to connect on a deeper level. She has facilitated large group decision-making and conflict resolution in high-stakes situations, including in the Middle East.