2017 Upcoming Hearth Events

February 27. Immigrant Stories.  A special event produced by Temple Emek Shalom and co-sponsored  by Unite Oregon, The Hearth Ashland, and Havurah Shir Hadash. Local people of various backgrounds will share their immigrant stories. This is a public event with live music, food, and information on how to support and protect local immigrants. Monday, February 27th from 7 to 9pm at Temple Emek Shalom. Hosted by Rabbi Joshua Boettiger.

April 20th. Survival!  The Hearth Ashland presents a special spring gathering on the theme SURVIVAL hosted by Cat Gould with stories from Lara Treadaway, Dan Wahpepah, and others. $5 donation at the door to benefit Geos Institute a local non-profit dedicated to developing solutions to climate change that are effective, equitable, and science-based. Thursday, April 20th from 7 to 9pm at Temple Emek Shalom (1800 E. Main Street) in Ashland.

May 25th. Into The Wild: True Tales from Environmental Activists. The Hearth Austin is hosting INTO THE WILD:TRUE TALES FROM ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS Thursday, May 25th 7:30 to 9:30pm at The North Door. Hosted by Mark Yaconelli with music by bluegrass band Steel Betty and Justin Stewart. The event will present true stories by 6 local young adults involved in environmental activism in Austin. Tellers include Dave Cortez from Sierra Club, Amy Stansbury from EcoNetwork, Aly Tharp from The Festival Beach Food Forest, Josh Blaine from InGredients, Lukus Ebert from Texas Impact, and Kendra Bones from Austin Zero Waste Alliance. $5 suggested donation at the door goes to support The Festival Beach Food Forest. Hope all my Texas friends can make it out. Co-sponsored with The Front Porch.

July 1. Building Bridges, Breaking Walls: True Tales from Latino Immigrants. The Hearth Austin will host a special event with a gallery of over 100 handwritten stories from undocumented Latino immigrants in the Austin area. Held at the Mexican American Cultural Center, from 4 to 6pm with stories from 6 local Latino immigrants. Hosted by Mark Yaconelli with live music from Ecuadorian duo Los Bohemios Perdidos. $5 suggested donation and all proceeds to benefit Grassroots Leadership. 

September 7. Singalongs and Protest Songs. The Hearth Ashland presents an evening of all ages singing! Come join nine local musicians who will lead us in the pleasure and power of community singing. As people gather for resistance and social change it is important we have songs to sing. Join Mark Yaconelli from The Hearth, Josh Blaine from Finding Our Voice and Megan Danforth from Rogue World Music as we present ten local musicians, each who will teach and lead a singalong or protest song. Musicians include Tish McFadden, Jennifer Joss, Phoenix Sigalove, Lisa Spencer, Karen Wennlund, Daniel Jokelson, Paula Sohl, Adam Kukuk, Josh Blaine, and Megan Danforth. 7 to 9pm at The UCC Church at 717 Siskiyou Blvd in Ashland, Oregon. FREE event!

October 26. Brave. The Hearth Ashland will invite 6 local community members to share true tales of bravery. Proceeds benefit the Teresa McCormick Center. From 7 to 9pm at Temple Emek Shalom (1800 E. Main St.). Hosted by Mark Yaconelli with music arranged by Duane Whitcomb. $5 donation at the door.

December 21. Collected Stories. Our annual Holiday Hearth Event will be on the theme “Collected Stories” and will feature tales from Hearth communities across the United States and U.K.

April 26-28. The Compassion Conference. Ashland, Oregon. Three days of events focusing on the practice of compassion with author Anne Lamott and Mark Yaconelli.

  • Thursday, April 26th will be an evening of stories by local nonprofit leaders entitled Tales of Compassion hosted at Temple Emek Shalom from 7 to 9pm.
  • Friday, April 27th at The SOU Recital Hall. Anne Lamott will give a talk called “Rediscovering Mercy” based on her new book Hallelujah Anyway. 8pm.
  • Saturday, Apri 28 from 9am to 3pm. The Practice of Compassion with Anne Lamott and Mark Yaconelli.

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  • April 21, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Tonight’s Survival stories were the best group of speakers, telling the most interesting and moving stories I have ever heard at a Hearth event. The music was also exceptional tonight. Well done everybody!


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