About Lynne Iser, Activist, Facilitator, Teacher
Becoming an Activist ~
I have also been deeply affected by the teachings of Joanna Macy, PhD, an eco-philospher and creator of the ground-breaking theoretical framework for personal and social change -- The Work That Reconnects. These teachings encourage us to connect with our love for all life, to also feel the pain of our world, and, to use all those feelings to inspire our activism.
I work primarily on local issues concerning climate change and social justice. I am discovering the power that comes from intentional conversations and so I coordinate a monthly Pachamama Gathering, have initiated a Study-Action Circle with a group of friends, a Positive Aging Lunch series, and a New Jim Crow Study-Action Group. I am currently taking two on-line classes: one on environmental education, and the other is a Game Changing Intensive – both of which are fueling my continued quest to discern how we can best go forth to create a healthy world.
Facilitator, Teacher ~
Most of my adult life I have taught workshops: Conscious Aging, and, Creating Community to support our lives and further our values. My concern for the state of our world led me to become a Pachamama Alliance facilitator and to study with Joanna Macy.
I was the founding Executive Director for the Spiritual Eldering Institute, an organization that affirms the importance of the elder years and provides resources for individuals to review their lives, harvest their wisdom and create legacies for future generations through workshops, trainings and resource materials.
I have a Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas, and studied Human Development and Family Studies at Cornell University -- in my younger years.
I live in Philadelphia with my husband, Mordechai Liebling. Together we have five children, a partially empty nest, and a beloved old cat.
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Are you an ELDER or an ELDER ACTIVIST? Is this something you aspire to be now or in the future? Listen to Lynne talk about being an Elder Activist: