ICA-USA was the focus of a piece for WCIU-TV's "You & Me This Morning" in Chicago. The clip was broadcast during the show on Tuesday, November 15, between 6 and 8 a.m. The clip, featuring Terry Bergdall, ICA building manager Lesley Showers, construction manager Damian Blanchard and Patrick Showers is also available on the WCIU website.
“I saw the event capture the interest and participation of both experienced activists and people new to thinking of themselves as having something important to give in creating the future,” said colleague and event organizer Janice Ulangca. “Work in pairs and small groups alternated with excellent DVD presentations by people such as Desmond Tutu, Thomas Berry, Matthew Fox, Thich Nhat Hanh, Wangari Mathai, Paul Hawken (author of Blessed Unrest) and Rob Hopkins (Transition Communities).”
50 local events will be held to celebrate 50 years of ICA work, consider present challenges for our communities and the globe, and look ahead to the next 50 years of positive, innovative social change.
Institute of Cultural Affairs is preparing to celebrate its Fiftieth Anniversary in 2012. While a major public event will occur in Chicago on June 22nd, 2012, preparations are also underway for 50 anniversary events to occur around the country, and perhaps the world. These will occur over several months commencing in September 2011 and will continue throughout 2012. All of these 50 events will consist of gatherings, some large and some small, with a focus on group discussions about the next 50 years.
Strips of cloth of diverse colors and patterns measuring approximately 4”x12” will be made available at each of the 50 events.
ICA will be co-sponsor, with the Oklahoma City University Oikos Scholars Program, of "Caring for Our HOME: Educating Moral Leaders for Ecological Sustainability.” This collaborative conference will occur September 23-24, 2011, on the OCU campus and will focus on the role of higher education in working with students and communities to create educational programs and community partnerships to care for planet earth.
Dean Mark Davies at OCU has always seen ICA's network of experienced change agents as a "living archive” that has valuable wisdom to share with today's students and faculty. I hope many of you will consider attending in order to share that wisdom.