History of Hopework Events

March 2019 Hopework LLC closed.
February 9-11, 2018 Healthy Ways People Get Together. (link)
February 3-5, 2017 Retreat to Reflect Together on the Recent Election Cycle. (link)
January 8-10, 2016 Creative Community Spaces Retreat (link)
June 14-19, 2015 Summer Retreat 2015: Telling Our Stories: Collaborative Practices for Listening and Learning (link)
Sep. 28, Oct. 12, 26, Nov. 9, 23, Dec. 7, 2014 Fall 2014 Book Discussion Group: Flight Behavior, a novel by Barbara Kingsolver
June 15-20, 2014 Democratic Education Conference: Telling Our Stories: Collaborative Practices for Listening and Learning
November 16-18, 2012 Design Your Self: Up the Contrast (invitation)
August 24-26, 2012 Design Your Self: White Space (invitation)
July 5-11, 2003 Writing Retreat. Lightly facilitated. Come for all or part of the time (invitation)
May 16-18, 2003 Prairie as Metaphor For Personal Growth and Social Transformation. Facilitated by Diane Stoy, Michael Chiodi, Peter Shea, Lynn Englund and John Wallace.
March 7-9, 2003 Creating Spaces for Teaching as Hopework
January 10-12, 2003 Teaching as Hopework
November 1-3, 2002 Legacies (invitation)
August 30-September 1, 2002(option to stay until 9/2.) Hopework: Digging into Our Hopes and Growing Our Work. Participants are encouraged to come with a project to work on as they wish, alone or in groups. (invitation)
July 26-31, 2002 Five day writing retreat at Shalom Hill Farm. To be facilitated by Ilene Alexander and others. (invitation)
May 17-19, 2002 Lives Worth Living: Questions of Self, Vocation, and Community, at Shalom Hill Farm (invitationphotos)
February 22-24, 2002 Taking Care of Ourselves, Taking Care of the World. (invitation)
January 18-20, 2002 Responding to September 11 and its Aftermath, at Shalom Hill Farm. Facilitated by Piyali Nath Dalal, Jeff Bauer, Ilene Alexander, Monica Jansen, and Peter Shea. (invitationphotos)
November 18, 2001. Response to September 11 evening potluck with Somali high school students from Nick Longo’s class. Piyali Nath Dalal and Nick Longo facilitated the discussion. At John Wallace’s house.
October 19-21, 2001 Poetry, how it enlivens and renews us, at Shalom Hill Farm. Facilitated by Ilene Alexander, Nancy Sather, Amy Muse, and Peter Shea. (invitationpoem and photos)
September 8, 2001 Joint meeting of the Minnesota Multicultural Youth Corps and the Folk School, at John Wallace’s house. Facilitated by Jose Garcia, Lynn Englund and John Wallace.
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September 2, 2001
Retreat on Stories, how they constrain us, how they free us, at Shalom Hill Farm. Facilitated by Michael Schuldt, Peter Shea, Katy Gray Brown, Julie Plaut, and Jan Hively.
June 14, 2001 Cuba evening potluck. Kim Lindell, Melissa Shamblott and Jeff Bauer told stories about their visits to Cuba in the past year, followed by conversation in small groups. At John Wallace’s house.
May 18-20, 2001 Retreat on “You Must Be the Change You Seek in the World” at Shalom Hill Farm. Facilitated by Isis Stark, Michael Schuldt, Nance Longley, Phill Lindsay, Emily Farell and Peter Shea.
March 9-11, 2001 Retreat on Creative Ways of Self-Expression, at Shalom Hill Farm. Facilitated by Elee Wood, Peter Shea, Elizabeth Fontaine, Lynn Englund, and Amy Muse.
January 12-14, 2001 Retreat on Storytelling at Shalom Hill Farm. Facilitated by Kate Liden, Gunnar Liden, Eric Daigre, Justin Felicetta, Piyali Nath Dalal, Aleida Benitez and Nick Longo.
October 27-29, 2000 Retreat on Theater and Community at Shalom Hill Farm. Facilitated by Jerry Stein, Elee Wood, Amy Muse and Eric Daigre.
August 19, 2000 Reading Retreat Day, U of MN West Bank Campus. Facilitated by Lynn Englund and John Wallace.
May 12-14, 2000 Retreat on Community at Shalom Hill Farm. Facilitated by Lynn Englund and John Wallace.
April 11, 2000 Meeting on Theater and Community with Amy Muse at St. Martins Table.
April 4, 2000 Meeting on Music and Community with Kevin Barnes at St. Martins Table.
February 11-13, 2000 Retreat on Vocation at Shalom Hill Farm, Windom, Minnesota. Facilitated by Nelda Pearson and John Wallace.
November 4, 1999 Meeting to discuss “Weapons of the Spirit” with Nellie Trocmé Hewett at St. Martins Table.
October 28, 1999 Meeting to watch “Weapons of the Spirit” at St. Martins Table.
August 22, 1999 All day meeting at the Log House, Philadelphia Community Farm, Osceola, Wisconsin.