Climate Grief Conversations

GWI and Jenny Bates are holding ongoing climate grief conversations. This group will meet on the first Thursdays of the month at The Greenhouse 65 St. James St. on the corner of Clinton street and St. James Street in Uptown Kingston. This group is free and open to anyone who has concerns about the climate, about our City of Kingston, and who are stressed about an uncertain future.


“We are picking up distress signals, as living beings on this planet” – Jenny Bates.


Grief is not easily processed alone. The grief felt, consciously or unconsciously regarding the planet is on a scale previously unknown to our species. This series of conversations is an opportunity to share and verbalize what is felt in the context of group that will be facilitated with care, support and a sense of belonging in a confidential and fully respectful manner.


You can listen to Micah and Jenny speak on The Good Work Hour about this topic.


If you have any question email [email protected] or [email protected]

Climate Grief Conversations

GWI and Jenny Bates are holding ongoing climate grief conversations. This group will meet on the first Thursdays of the month, (though this one is on the second Thursday) at The Greenhouse 65 St. James St. on the corner of Clinton street and St. James Street in Uptown Kingston. This group is free and open to anyone who has concerns about the climate, about our City of Kingston, and who are stressed about an uncertain future.


“We are picking up distress signals, as living beings on this planet” – Jenny Bates.


Grief is not easily processed alone. The grief felt, consciously or unconsciously regarding the planet is on a scale previously unknown to our species. This series of conversations is an opportunity to share and verbalize what is felt in the context of group that will be facilitated with care, support and a sense of belonging in a confidential and fully respectful manner.


You can listen to Micah and Jenny speak on The Good Work Hour about this topic.


If you have any question email [email protected] or [email protected]

Kingston: People, Places & Things Opening Reception

Soul Reflections Art & Photography Collective present Kingston: People, Places & Things. This exhibition is a visual celebration of Kingston, featuring the work of Onaje Benjamin, Micah Fornari, Debra Hymes, Kristopher Johnson and Michael Torres.

SEASON OF REST – A Sound Healing

Wellness and rest are two facets that often elude our community due to the stressors that stand in the doorway of life. We offer this sound experience as a ray of light on the possibilities for us to find comfort, care, and a sense of belonging to self through our awareness and presence.

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Carnivale

Come one come all, young and old, to a fantastical spectacle of community, celebrating nothing in particular. This is Carnivale: inefficient, non-urgent, unplanned, upside down play,in the spirit of something ancient and forgotten. A chance to improvise joy and show gratitude. Because the best resource we have is loving each other. 

Bring your own costumes, masks and instruments! Open mic for music, poetry, theater, dance, spontaneous inspiration. Let the sparks fly! Theater of The Oppressed; Bonfire; Family fun; Planting seeds, and Performances.

Free food by Tilda’s Kitchen and Beverages available by Seed Song Farm.

Carnivale was inspired by the Kingston NY Transition Group and their desire to change an uncertain future by celebrating it. An un-event of the un-expected. Hats off to the jesters!.

Theatre of the Oppressed

Join us for an afternoon of creative play and deep community dialogue! Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) is a political framework and theatrical method, less about performance and more about creativity, play and exploration. TO engages people in embodied discovery, critical reflection and dialogue and the process of liberation. During this event, participants will be invited to stretch the limits of their imaginations, demechanize habitual behaviors, analyze social and political issues that are important to them and imagine a world of liberation. Take some time away from the hectic year-end and join community members as we laugh, play, explore and address critical issues together. 

For more information check out The Good Work Hour, where Leigh was our guest on the Nov. 22nd.

Theatre of the Oppressed

Join us for an afternoon of creative play and deep community dialogue! Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) is a political framework and theatrical method, less about performance and more about creativity, play and exploration. TO engages people in embodied discovery, critical reflection and dialogue and the process of liberation. During this event, participants will be invited to stretch the limits of their imaginations, demechanize habitual behaviors, analyze social and political issues that are important to them and imagine a world of liberation. Take some time away from the hectic year-end and join community members as we laugh, play, explore and address critical issues together. 

For more information check out The Good Work Hour, where Leigh was our guest on the Nov. 22nd.

Author Heather McGhee on The Sum of Us

**All ticketed seats have been reserved for this event. There will be limited standing room and bar seating available for walk-ins**

A renowned expert on the American economy, Heather McGhee is one of the most brilliant and influential thinkers exploring inequality today. Both her viral TED talk and her instant New York Times bestseller The Sum of Us reveal the devastating true cost of racism—not just for people of color, but for everyone. 

GWI is thrilled to welcome Heather McGhee to Kingston for a talk that springboards off of her book, The Sum of Us. Join us at Rough Draft, where we will gather to hear her reflections on how we can dismantle racist systems and create a vision for our country’s future. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

The Sum of Us is available for purchase from Rough Draft now! You can stop in to buy a copy in-person ahead of the event or purchase the book online here and receive your copy at the event for signing (you’ll receive an email when it is available for pick-up too).

This free, public event is sponsored by GWI, and supported by Rough Draft and Radio Kingston.

Event Overview:

  • 5:45 – 6:15pm : Check-in, pick up your book, grab a drink/snack, and settle in!
  • 6:15 – 7:15pm : Heather, in conversation with Micah (GWI), will discuss The Sum of Us. They will then open it up to the audience for a Q&A.
  • 7:15 – 8:00pm : Book-signing + mingling!

About Heather McGhee:

An influential voice in the media and an NBC contributor, Heather McGhee regularly appears on NBC’s Meet the Press and MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Deadline White House, and All In. Her opinions, writing, and research have appeared in numerous outlets, including the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Politico and National Public Radio. She currently serves as a Visiting Lecturer in Urban Studies at the City University of New York’s School of Labor and Urban Studies. She has also held visiting positions at Yale University’s Brady-Johnson Grand Strategy Program and the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.  McGhee is the Chair of the Board of Color of Change, the country’s largest online racial justice organization, and serves on multiple other boards of trustees, including the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Demos. McGhee holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. For more, visit www.heathermcghee.com.

Join Engather’s Gift Economy

Engather is a locally-based gift economy platform that reweaves the social fabric of our communities through supportive, joyful human connections. Join to pursue common interests, share skills & resources, and give or get a helping hand. Engather is hosting several events in September for folks to join the platform. We welcome you to attend, learn more about Engather and the gift economy, and connect with fellow community members. Learn more about Engather at https://engather.co/.

Join Engather’s Gift Economy

Engather is a locally-based gift economy platform that reweaves the social fabric of our communities through supportive, joyful human connections. Join to pursue common interests, share skills & resources, and give or get a helping hand. Engather is hosting several events in September for folks to join the platform. We welcome you to attend, learn more about Engather and the gift economy, and connect with fellow community members. Learn more about Engather at https://engather.co/.

Join Engather’s Gift Economy

Engather is a locally-based gift economy platform that reweaves the social fabric of our communities through supportive, joyful human connections. Join to pursue common interests, share skills & resources, and give or get a helping hand. Engather is hosting several events in September for folks to join the platform. We welcome you to attend, learn more about Engather and the gift economy, and connect with fellow community members. Learn more about Engather at https://engather.co/.