The Center For Service & Sustainability will be hosting events to honor the admirable mission of the Vermont Ibutwa Initiative this semester.
On friday, October 6th, students gathered in the Finney Quad to create rhythm while singing songs about the DR Congo. It was beautiful to hear the word ibutwa being sung by folks who had for the first time learned about the non profit organization. There were requests to make jams for resilience a regular occasion on campus.
October is sustainability month at Champlain College so it is a great time for students to learn about local social and environmental initiatives in a variety of ways.
There is a clean up, meditation & yoga event happening today from 1-3 pm at Mt. Philo. Wheeli, the carpooling app for college students, is sponsoring the trip so students without cars can catch a ride over. There will be bags and reusable gloves available for anyone who wants to leave the mountain cleaner than when we arrived. We will be practicing meditation and yoga on the top. The intention behind this event is to bring people together to celebrate the beauty of life!
The meditation has been inspired by the energy of ibutwa, focusing on the idea of a renaissance.
We will be welcoming new creativity with a visualization practice I will be sharing.
After, Haley Creamer will lead us through a yoga flow to expand us in new directions.
I will be tabling outside of our campus store in the commuter lounge on October 13th from 1-3 pm. We will have free Fair Trade cards for people to write words of encouragement for the women of ibutwa. We