The world has enough think tanks. We need hope tanks!
Each month, we gather with local friends to generate ideas for building a nonviolent world. Hope Tanks are nonviolence affinity groups for working out strategies for the Great Turning.
Join us for these monthly discussions, which open with a silent meditation and include a potluck (please bring something vegetarian to share).
Not in the San Francisco Bay area? See our tips for starting a Hope Tank in your own community. Or join us for our web-based Hope Tanks. Details for all Hope Tanks are listed below.
Web-Based Hope Tank
This monthly gathering will be held on the first Friday of each month for the rest of 2017. Participants join via the Zoom conferencing platform. For a complete schedule and other details, please email organizer Maja Bengtson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nonviolence News Hope Tank: Online
The Metta Center for Nonviolence is teaming up with Waging Nonviolence for a Nonviolence News Hope Tank on Wednesday mornings through the end of 2017, from 8:15-9:15 am PST (11:15-12:15 EST). We’ll discuss the featured articles published by Waging Nonviolence, exploring the key ideas, grey areas, and core nonviolence concepts highlighted in the articles.
- Format: Zoom meeting—join by computer or telephone
- RSVP: Please register in advance
Petaluma Hope Tank
Our meditation runs from 8:30-9:00 a.m. We then enjoy a potluck breakfast, which is followed by discussion. The hope tank usually wraps around 11 a.m.
- When: the first Saturday of the month
- Where: the Metta Center for Nonviolence (205 Keller Street, Suite 202D)
- RSVP: Call or email: (707) 774–6299; email@example.com
San Rafael (Marin) Hope Tank: