Deep Dialogues Weekly Discussion

Information below is from the Spring 2011 discussion group. The Ecofeminism Deep Dialogues discussion group is currently inactive, but if you’d like to reopen it, let us know!

Ecofeminism: Deep Dialogues
Dickinson College 2011

Weekly Discussion Group
Ecofeminism analyzes how the same paradigms and historical inequalities devalue and oppress both ‘women’ and ‘nature,’ leading to the oppression and denigration of both. Join us for a weekly discussion delving deeply into questions of the environment, gender, development, the erotic, climate change, resiliency, soil, earth, home, modernity, cyborgs, ovaries, and much more. What does a community based on equality, sustainability, and resiliency really look like, and how can we shape our selves and our systems to construct not just what is possible, but what is necessary for a just future?

Susannah Bartlow – women at

Discussion Group Details
When: Mondays 4:45pm – 6:30pm (discussion starts promptly at 5pm)

Topic: Topics will be decided on by the group each week.  For the most up to date information about topics, discussion, meeting location, and other opportunities, sign up for a weekly email update by  emailing

Where: Location TBA each week.  Please sign up for the weekly email for the latest information.

Monday April 11th:

The Red Tent by Jacque Hansen!

The red tent is a safe place for women to talk about taboo topics, get vulnerable about their current problems, laugh, sing, dance, eat, tell stories, drink tea, create artwork, meditate, journal, etc. The Rent Tent movement is changing the way that women interact, support each other, and think about their bodies. The Red Tent was a space and a practice partially inspired by the menstrual hut that the women thousands of years ago used. Jacque Hanson, a modern day priestess in Carlisle, will be explaining the history of the red tent and guiding us through the two hours together. Everyone should bring a friend, a blanket, a picture of a loved one or missed ancestor, and food. It will be a great time together, and wear something red!

Weekly topics, thoughts, outputs, and location will be posted to the blog. New topic each week.

Light food will be provided each week with rotating/shared responsibility.
Click here to see what week you are bringing food for the group!

This blog was the product of a course at Dickinson College held in the Fall 2010 and is now a continuation of that course and conversation into a discussion group for the greater Dickinson and Carlisle community in 2011. Many resources are assignments, thoughts, and resources from the original course, with content to grow as the discussion continues.