Diversity and Inclusion in Intentional Communities

the Triennial Conference of the

International Communal Studies Association

Conference Dates: July 18-21, 2019

Conference Location: Camphill Communities near Hudson, NY, USA

 

Welcome to the International Communal Studies Association’s thirteenth triennial conference! We are very excited about the program we have developed and hope you will enjoy our sessions, tours, performances, and workshops! This conference will explore strategies that intentional communities use to promote the inclusion and empowerment of persons of diverse abilities, cultures, races, economic backgrounds, religions, ages, genders, and sexualities. We will ask: What can the field of communal studies learn from the unique experiences of communities that focus on the experiences of particular groups that have historically been marginalized? How have communities succeeded or failed in their efforts to increase diversity or strengthen inclusion? What is the relationship between the mere presence of previously excluded persons in a community, and the full inclusion and empowerment of those persons?

Our Hosts: Camphill Communities in Columbia County

This conference is being hosted by four distinct communities, all part of the Camphill movement, located within 25 miles of Hudson, New York. Camphill Village USA, also known as Camphill Copake, is one of the two original Camphill Communities in North America, founded in 1961. Triform Camphill Community is a youth guidance community that provides special support to young adults with developmental disabilities. Camphill Hudson is an urban community that is immersed in the lively culture of the city of Hudson. And Camphill Ghent is an elder community providing supportive care to older adults of all abilities.

Our Sessions

As you will see, our program includes several different kinds of sessions. Plenary sessions are intended to bring everyone together to explore the main themes of the conference. Paper panels feature two or three scholars presenting their research on intentional community. Workshops are more participatory, and may draw on scholarship or lived experience in community. Some of the workshops are sponsored by the Camphill Research Symposium (CRS), which is happening in tandem with the ICSA conference. They are open to all conference participants! Artistic workshops are fully inclusive and participatory, and showcase some of the artistic traditions of the Camphill movement. The program also includes two film screenings, “Hippie Family Values” and “Intelligent Lives,” as well as two performances of “Food Talks” by the Hudson Players, an inclusive theater company based at Camphill Hudson. Finally, you will have multiple opportunities to tour our host communities.

 

Session and Meal Sign-Ups

In order to ensure that the conference runs smoothly, we have had to limit the number of participants in certain sessions, tours, and those meals that will take place simultaneously in more than one location. (There is enough food for everyone, but we need to be sure that the diners are evenly distributed among the locations!) These sessions are clearly marked in the program. We also have a sign-up sheet for each of these events at the registration table. It is important that you look at the schedule, plan ahead, and sign-up so that we are prepared for you!

The Conference Shuttle

Many of our conference participants will not have your own transportation, and accordingly we are providing shuttle vans to help you get from one session to another. The shuttle schedule is incorporated into the conference program, with each departure marked by an S. Shuttles will leave from designated bus stops at each community: Solaris at Camphill Hudson, Falcon Hall at Camphill Triform, Village Green at Camphill Copake, and the longterm parking lot at the hilltop at Camphill Ghent. If you are driving from one Camphill to another, you may wish to swing by the bus stop to see if others need a ride. (Alternatively, if it becomes clear that we have lots of drivers and few riders, you might park your car and take the shuttle.) We have done our best to make it possible for everyone to get to the sessions they wish to attend, but on Saturday and Sunday you will want to plan ahead, as there are simultaneous sessions in multiple communities on those days. If you get stuck somewhere without a ride, please call Deborah Altus at 785-760-0602, Amy Hart at 805-602-6895, or Stephen Lloyd-Moffett at 805-503-0381.

The Conference Program

This program booklet begins with an overview of the conference schedule. We then have some acknowledgments from ICSA. It concludes with driving directions to and among the conference locations and maps of the host communities. A separate document contains abstracts of most sessions and bios of the presenters. This has been distributed electronically to all conference participants, and is available in paper form upon request.

 


 

Thursday, July 18: Camphill Hudson and Camphill Triform

S         9:00                 Shuttle Departs Copake Village Green for Camphill Hudson Solaris Center

S         9:30                 Shuttle Departs Hudson Amtrak for Camphill Hudson Solaris Center

9:45-12:15       ICSA Board Meeting in the Blue Room, Solaris, Camphill Hudson

                        Members only business meeting for the ICSA board

S         11:15               Shuttle Departs Copake Village Green for Camphill Hudson Solaris Center

12:30-1:30       ICSA Board Lunch in Dining Area, Solaris, Camphill Hudson

                        Members only lunch for the ICSA Board

            11:00-2:30       Registration & Welcoming Reception in the Solaris Gallery, Camphill Hudson

                                    Pickup up your packet and meet other conference participants! Please note that registration will also be available later in the afternoon at Camphill Triform.

            12:00-1:00       Tour of Camphill Hudson (signup required)

                                    Sign up at the registration table and then gather in the Solaris Gallery for this hourlong tour of Camphill Hudson, an urban community in the bustling town of Hudson.

S         12:30               Shuttle Departs Hudson Amtrak for Camphill Hudson Solaris Center

            1:00-2:00         Tour of Camphill Hudson (signup required)

                                    Sign up at the registration table and then gather in the Solaris Gallery for this hourlong tour of Camphill Hudson, an urban community in the bustling town of Hudson.

S         1:15                 Shuttle Departs Camphill Hudson Solaris Center for Triform Falcon Hall

S         2:15                 Shuttle Departs Camphill Hudson Solaris Center for Triform Falcon Hall

            2:00-3:00         Tour of Camphill Triform (signup required)

Signup at the registration table and then gather in the Phoenix Foyer for this hourlong tour of Camphill Triform, a rural community supporting young adults with developmental disabilities.

            3:00-7:00         Registration is Open at Phoenix Foyer, Camphill Triform

            3:00-3:30         Conference Opening, Phoenix Center, Camphill Triform

                                    Please gather in the Phoenix Center for an overview of the conference and special greetings from ICSA cofounders Yaacov Oved and Donald Pitzer.

 

 

 

            3:30-5:00         Plenary Session, Phoenix Center, Camphill Triform

                                    Diversity and Inclusion in Intentional Communities: An Overview

                                    Presenters: Joan Hill, Yana Ludwig, Rachel Shulman, and Luther Smith

This plenary session will introduce the conference theme by exploring the multiple meanings of diversity and inclusion, and the diverse ways in which they manifest in intentional communities. The presenters will share their own perspectives and invite everyone to reflect together.

S         4:50                 Shuttle Departs Hudson Amtrak for Triform Falcon Hall

            5:15-6:15         Session 1A: Paper Panel in Falcon Hall, Camphill Triform

Aharon Ariel Lavi, “Hakhel—Gather the People: From a Dissolving Sense of Community to Communal Intentionality”

Havatzelet Ariel & Menachem Topel, “From Kibbutz’ Formal Duty to Members’ Personal Responsibility”

 

5:15-6:15         Session 1B: CRS Workshop in Office Conference Room, Camphill Triform

                              Gleice Paulino da Silva, “Storytelling in Community”

 

5:15-6:15         Session 1C: Artistic Workshop in Phoenix Foyer (signup required)

                              Onat Sanchez-Schwartz, “Hand Chimes and Singing”

5:15-6:15         Tour of Camphill Triform (signup required)

Signup at the registration table and then gather in the Phoenix Foyer for this hourlong tour of Camphill Triform, a rural community supporting young adults with developmental disabilities.

            6:30-7:30         Supper, Phoenix Center, Camphill Triform

            7:45-9:15         Plenary Session, Phoenix Center, Camphill Triform

                                    Introduction to Camphill

                                    Presenters: Jan Bang, Pamela Cushing, Joe Harris, Anya Hobley, Andrew Plant, Cheney Ravitz, Elizabeth Sanders, Richard Steel

                                                This plenary session will introduce the worldwide Camphill movement, which has been building community among people of all abilities since 1939. Today there are more than one hundred Camphill communities located on four continents.

            9:15-9:30         Award Presentation, Phoenix Center, Camphill Triform

Please remain after the plenary for a special ceremony in which the Fellowship for Intentional Community will present its Geoph Kozeny Communitarian Award.

S         9:45                 Van Shuttle Departs Triform Falcon Hall for Copake Village Green

S         10:00               Van Shuttle Departs Triform Falcon Hall for Copake Village Green

Friday, July 19: Camphill Triform and Camphill Copake

S         8:15                 Shuttle Departs Copake Village Green for Triform Falcon Hall

S         8:30                 Shuttle Departs Copake Village Green for Triform Falcon Hall

            9:00-10:00       Plenary Session, Phoenix Center, Camphill Triform

Diversity and Inclusion at the Host Communities

Presenters: Onat Sanchez-Schwartz, Julie Schweizer, Matthew Harrington, River Parker, Ian Robb, David Wallace, Elijah Kent

This plenary session will explore the ways the four host communities (and other Camphills in North America) foster the inclusion of people who are diverse not only in ability but also in race, culture, class, gender, sexuality, age, and more!

            10:15-11:15     Session 2A: Paper Panel in Falcon Hall, Camphill Triform

Aharon Azati, “A Composite Kibbutz or Inclusion Community? Test Case of Kishorit and Kibbutz Kishor”   

Orly Ganany-Dagan, “The Impact of Inclusive Entrepreneurship on an Intentional Kibbutz Community”

 

10:15-11:15     Session 2B: CRS Workshop in Office Conference Room, Camphill Triform

Amy Ferrell, “From Inclusion to Community: Reframing the Decades-Long Discourse in Special Education and Beyond”

            10:15-11:15     Session 2C: Workshop outdoors weather permitting (meet in Phoenix Foyer)

 

                                          Cynthia Tina, “Intergenerational Circle: Youth and Elder Connection”

            10:15-11:15     Session 2D: Artistic Workshop in Phoenix Foyer or outdoors (signup required)

                                          Maggie Paholak, “Spacial Dynamics”

            11:30-12:30     Session 3A: CRS Workshop in Phoenix Foyer, Camphill Triform

                                          Libby Sanders, “Spiritual Formation and Diverse Fellowship”

            11:30-12:30     Session 3B: Artistic Workshop in Falcon Hall Library Classroom, Camphill Triform (signup required)

Chrystal Odin and Sarah Derkey, “A Pattern of Our Own: Artistic Collaboration through Consensus”

            11:30-1:00       Session 3C: Paper Panel in Falcon Hall, Camphill Triform

Andrew Plant, “The Impact of Diversity and Inclusion on the Camphill Communities in the United Kingdom”                         

Yona Prital, “Perspectives of Inclusion in the Kibbutz Movement Communities and Urban Intentional Communities in Israel”

                                          Chris Roth, “Exploring the Limits of Diversity and Inclusion in Contemporary Intentional Communities”

            11:30-1:00       Session 3D: Paper Panel in Office Conference Room, Camphill Triform

Yannick Kiesel, “Life in De Kersentuin: Examining the Characteristics of a Sustainable Cohousing Project”

Amsale Temesgen, “The Transformation of a Norwegian Ecovillage and its Impact on Quality of Life”

Lisa Mychajluk, “Learning Sustainability in the Ecovillage: Findings from Dancing Rabbit and Twin Oaks”

 

            12:30-2:00       Lunch, Phoenix Center, Triform

                                    Note: Because some sessions end at 12:30 and others at 1:00, we assume people will arrive in two shifts for lunch.

1:30-3:00         Session 4A: Paper Panel in Falcon Hall, Camphill Triform

Shmuel Burmil, “Issues in the Study of a Community Landscape”

Cynthia Tina “Ecosystems of Collaboration: Stories to Inspire”

Stephen Lloyd-Moffett “The Community that Experiences Together, Stays Together: Finding Unity in Profound Shared Experiences”

 

1:30-3:00         Session 4B: Paper Panel in Phoenix Foyer, Camphill Triform

Helen Zuman, “The Dark Side of Utopia: A View from Zendik Farm”

Mark Ferrara, “Mulberry Family Commune: Creating Inclusive Community in the American South”

Lorraine Duvall, “A Woman’s Place: An Adirondack Women’s Commune”

2:00-3:00         Session 4C: Workshop in Office Conference Room, Camphill Triform

Ephraim Ben-Eliezer and Martin Johnson, “Experiences of Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities and Persecution in a 100-Year-Old International Communal Movement”

            2:00-3:00         Session 4D: Artistic Workshop in Falcon Hall Library Classroom, Camphill Triform (signup required)

Chrystal Odin and Sarah Derkey, “A Pattern of Our Own: Artistic Collaboration through Consensus”

2:00-3:00         Tour of Camphill Triform (signup required)

Signup at the registration table and then gather in the Phoenix Foyer for this hourlong tour of Camphill Triform, a rural community supporting young adults with developmental disabilities.

3:30-4:30         Session 5A: Paper Panel in Falcon Hall, Camphill Triform

Orna Shemer & Eitan Shahar, “Has the DNA of the Urban Kibbutz Passed on to its Social Initiatives? The Genetics of Inclusion”

Aharon Ariel Lavi, “From the Kibbutz to the Urban Kibbutz: The New Wave of Diverse Intentional Communities in Israel”

 

 

 

3:30-4:30         Session 5B: Paper Panel in Phoenix Foyer, Camphill Triform

Melitta Furze, “A Central European Woodstock in Achberg 1974: The Social Ideas of Joseph Beuys and the Connection to the Camphill Community”

Birte Miereczko, “Reaching Out and Inviting In: The Challenges of a Camphill Community

3:30-4:30         Session 5C: Workshop in Office Conference Room, Camphill Triform

Sky Blue and Avi Kruley, “More than Microcosms: The Transformative Impact of Intentional Communities”

            3:30-4:30         Session 5D: Artistic Workshop in Falcon Hall Library Classroom, Camphill Triform (signup required)

Chrystal Odin and Sarah Derkey, “A Pattern of Our Own: Artistic Collaboration through Consensus”

            5:00-6:00         Session 6A: Paper Panel in Falcon Hall, Camphill Triform

Kathy Fernandez, “He Loves Influence”: Joseph Bimeler’s Leadership Style”

Amy Hart “’We had everything but a jail, to tell you the truth!’ An Exploration of Historical Communities of Color in the United States”         

5:00-6:00         Session 6B: Workshop in Office Conference Room, Camphill Triform

Members of Hertha Community, “How Can the Inclusion of Marginalized Groups Become the Key Point in Modern Community Building?”

5:00-6:00         Session 6C: Workshop in Phoenix Foyer, Camphill Triform

Members of Grace Year Community (Marcella Gallo, Jorge Gruber, Nastia Khlopina, Abby Nathanson, Maihan Wali), “Religious and Cultural Diversity in an Intentional Community”

5:00-6:00         Session 6D: Artistic Workshop in Falcon Hall Library Classroom, Camphill Triform (signup required)

                              Onat Sanchez-Schwartz, “Hand Chimes and Singing”

6-7:30              Supper, Phoenix Center, Camphill Triform (signup required)

Note: We require a signup for supper to ensure a balance of participants between the two supper locations.

S         6:10                 Shuttle Departs Triform Falcon Hall for Copake Village Green

S         6:15                 Shuttle Departs Triform Falcon Hall for Copake Village Green

6:30-7:30         Supper, Village Green, Camphill Copake (signup required)

Note: We require a signup for supper to ensure a balance of participants between the two supper locations.

 

 

            7:30-9:00         Evening Performance at Falcon Hall, Camphill Triform

                                    Hudson Players, “Food Talks”

This tantalizing production explores our relationship to food and the role it plays in the local community. With a series of funny and eye-opening vignettes, Food Talks asks, “Are you willing to have a conversation with the food you eat?” Note: This is the first of two performances by a theater troupe based in Camphill Hudson. The second performance is on Sunday morning and requires sign-up.

7:30-9:00         Evening Performance at Fountain Hall, Camphill Copake

“Hippie Family Values,” with filmmaker Beverly Seckinger

This brand-new film is an intimate chronicle of back-to-the-land hippie elders and their adult children at a communal ranch in New Mexico. Filmmaker Beverly Seckinger will lead a conversation after the screening.

S         9:15                 Shuttle Departs Triform Falcon Hall for Copake Village Green

S         9:15                 Shuttle Departs Copake Village Green for Triform Falcon Hall


 

Saturday, July 20: Camphill Copake and Camphill Ghent

S         8:15                 Shuttle Departs Triform Falcon Hall for Copake Village Green

            9:00-10:00       Plenary Session, Fountain Hall, Camphill Copake

                                    Diversity and Inclusion in Intentional Communities: A Sampler

                                    Presenters: Crystal Farmer, Taisa Mattos, Orna Shemer, Ira Wallace  

Our final plenary session will take a global look at diversity and inclusion by considering case studies drawn from intentional communities in Brazil, Israel, and the United States.

9:00-10:00       “Building Block” weaving session at Copake Glass Shop (open only to those who participated in “A Pattern of Our Own” on Friday)

S         10:00               Shuttle Departs Copake Village Green for Camphill Ghent (longterm parking)

10:00-11:00     Tour of Camphill Copake (signup required)

Signup at the registration table and then gather at the Village Green for this hourlong tour of Camphill Copake, a residential village for people of all abilities that is the Camphill movement’s largest community in North America.

            10:00-11:00     Session 7A: Paper Panel at Bluestone Downstairs Training Room, Camphill Copake

Tim Miller, “God’s Land, Open to All: High Ideals versus Mundane Reality”

Joe Cole, “Can Habermas Help Communities Talk About Racism? The Ideal Speech Situation and the Shift from Diversity to Racial Equality”

 

10:00-11:00     Session 7B: Paper Panel at Fountain Hall, Camphill Copake

Anton Marks, “Kibbutz Mishol - How an urban kibbutz is building a shared community of Jews and Palestinian Arabs in the Israeli city of Nazareth Illit”

Avi Shnider, “The Role of the Location as a Main Infrastructure for the Cooperative: The Case of Moshav Zin”

 

10:00-11:00     Session 7C: Workshop at Fountain Hall Library, Camphill Copake

Members of L’Arche Boston North, “Acting on Inclusion: Creative Spiritual Explorations with L’Arche for Inclusive Community with People with Disabilities”

10:30-11:30     Session 7D: Workshop at Culture Hall, Camphill Ghent

Members of Angelica Village (Hunter Ambrose, Jean East, Renata Heberton, Leigh Hill, Ali Hussaini), “Inclusion Across Race/Ethnicity, Class, and Legal Status: What Have We Learned at Angelica Village”

S         11:00               Shuttle Departs Copake Village Green for Camphill Ghent (longterm parking)

 

 

11:15-12:15     Session 8A: Workshop at Bluestone Downstairs Training Room, Camphill Copake

Members of House of Peace (Geraldine Ortiz, Carrie Schuchardt, John Schuchardt), “Special Needs—Special Care: Sharing Life with Refugees in Community with Adults with Special Needs”

11:15-12:15     Session 8B: Paper Panel at Fountain Hall, Camphill Copake

Chris Coates, “What Did We Say We Would Do and Did We Do It?”

Daniel Greenberg, “Ecovillage Education: Past, Present, and Future”

11:15-12:15     Session 8C: CRS Workshop at Copake Fountain Hall Library

Erik Carter, “Changing the Conversation: Research on Engaging Local Communities to Expand Inclusive Practices”

11:15-12:15     “Building Block” weaving session at Copake Glass Shop (open only to those who participated in “A Pattern of Our Own” on Friday)

11:30-12:30     Session 8D: Workshop at Culture Hall, Camphill Ghent

Marna Schwartz, “Regenerative Practices of Self Awareness and Compassion Are Exponentially More Necessary living in Community: Here’s How to Do It”

11:30-12:30     Tour of Camphill Ghent (signup required)

Signup at the registration table and then gather at longterm parking at the hilltop for this hourlong tour of Camphill Ghent, the first North American Camphill designed specifically for elders of all abilities.

S         11:30               Shuttle Departs Camphill Ghent (longterm parking) for Copake Village Green

S         12:15               Shuttle Departs Copake Village Green for Camphill Ghent (longterm parking)

            12:15-1:15       Lunch, Village Green, Camphill Copake (signup required)

Note: We require a signup for lunch to ensure a balance of participants between the two lunch locations.

            12:30-1:30       Lunch, Dining Hall, Camphill Ghent (signup required)

Note: We require a signup for lunch to ensure a balance of participants between the two lunch locations.

S         1:00                 Shuttle Departs Camphill Ghent (longterm parking) for Copake Village Green

1:30-2:30         Session 9A: CRS Workshop at Bluestone Downstairs Training Room, Camphill Copake

Karen Davis-Brown, Caleb Kalinowski, and Christine Kowalenko, “Sharing Camphill Village Minnesota’s CQL Findings and Experience”

1:30-2:30         Session 9B: Workshop at Fountain Hall, Camphill Copake

Zacharie Dusingizimana, Viateur Uwambajimana, and Natascha Hermann, “The Rwandan Approach of Inclusion for People with Disabilities”

1:30-2:30         Session 9C: Paper Panel at Fountain Hall Library, Camphill Copake

Susan Love Brown, “Communal Societies and American Capitalism”

Allen Butcher, “Class-Harmony Community”

 

1:30-2:30         Session 9D: Artistic Workshop at Balsam Eurythmy Room, Camphill Copake (signup required)

                              Michael Hoy and Jody Brookes, “Theater”

1:30-2:30         Session 9E: Workshop at Culture Hall, Camphill Ghent

Joan Winchester and Lisa Cataldo, “Engaging Spiritual Diversity in Community: Lessons from L’Arche”

1:30-2:30         Tour of Camphill Ghent (signup required)

Signup at the registration table and then gather at longterm parking at the hilltop for this hourlong tour of Camphill Ghent, the first North American Camphill designed specifically for elders of all abilities.

S         2:30                 Shuttle Departs Camphill Ghent (longterm parking) for Copake Village Green

S         2:30                 Shuttle Departs Copake Village Green for Camphill Ghent (longterm parking)

            3:00-4:00         Session 10A: Workshop at Balsam Eurythmy Room, Camphill Copake

P. W. Blomaard, “Ritual and Relational Care”

            3:00-4:00         Session 10B: CRS Workshop at Fountain Hall Library, Camphill Copake

Benjamin Wall, “The Limits of Welcome”

3:00-4:00         Session 10C: Workshop at Fountain Hall, Camphill Copake

Heather Sullivan-Catlin, “‘Beyond What I Could Ever Imagine!’ College Students and Immersion Experiences at Ecovillages”

3:00-4:00         Session 10D: Paper Panel at Culture Hall, Camphill Ghent

Colin Harper, “The Dialectic of Inclusion and Exclusion: The Human Right to Exclude Oneself from ‘the Community’ in a Community and Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”

Michael Gill, “What About Home? Community & Care Labor”

 

3:00-4:00         Tour of Camphill Copake (signup required)

Signup at the registration table and then gather at the Village Green for this hourlong tour of Camphill Copake, a residential village for people of all abilities that is the Camphill movement’s largest community in North America.

S         4:00                 Shuttle Departs Camphill Ghent (longterm parking) for Copake Village Green

S         4:00                 Shuttle Departs Copake Village Green for Camphill Ghent (longterm parking)

 

            4:15-5:45         Session 11A: Paper Panel at Camphill Ghent

Thomas Murphy, “Spirituality and Inclusion: Creative Spiritual Ideas from L’Arche for Inclusive Community with People with Disabilities”

Brett Thatcher, “Hope from Beyond ‘Us’: The Role of Thirdness in Healing Communities”

Deborah Altus, “Maintaining Age Diversity in Intentional Communities: Problems and Practices”

 

            4:30-5:30         Session 11B: CRS Workshop at Fountain Hall, Camphill Copake

 

Zoe Brennan-Krohn, “From Camphill Coworker to ACLU Lawyer: Reflections, Perspectives, and Tensions in Disability Advocacy and Inclusion”

 

4:30-5:30         Session 11C: Artistic Workshop at Balsam Eurythmy Room, Camphill Copake (signup required)

                              Michael Hoy and Jody Brookes, “Theater”

4:30-5:30         Tour of Camphill Copake (signup required)

Signup at the registration table and then gather at the Village Green for this hourlong tour of Camphill Copake, a residential village for people of all abilities that is the Camphill movement’s largest community in North America.

4:30-5:30         “Building Block” weaving session at Copake Glass Shop (open only to those who participated in “A Pattern of Our Own” on Friday)

            5:30-6:45         Supper, Village Green, Camphill Copake

Note: Supper will be served in two shifts to accommodate those arriving from Camphill Ghent at 6:15

S         5:50                 Shuttle Departs Camphill Ghent (longterm parking) for Copake Village Green

6:50-9:30         Film Screening and Discussion, Fountain Hall, Camphill Copake

 “Intelligent Lives”

From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes INTELLIGENT LIVES, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. A discussion will follow the screening.

S         9:45                 Shuttle Departs Copake Village Green for Camphill Triform


 

Sunday, July 21: Camphill Copake and Camphill Hudson

S         9:00                 Shuttle Departs Copake Village Green for Camphill Hudson Solaris Center & Hudson Amtrak

S         9:00                 Shuttle Departs Triform Falcon Hall for Copake Village Green

S         9:00                 Shuttle Departs Triform Falcon Hall for Camphill Hudson Solaris Center & Hudson Amtrak

                                    Note: The Camphill Copake community requests that conference participants not arrive at Fountain Hall before 9:30 on Sunday morning.

            9:45-10:45       Session 12A: CRS Workshop at Bluestone Downstairs Training Room, Camphill Copake

Camphill Academy Students, “The Children’s Village: Childhood at the Center of Intentional Community”

            9:45-10:45       Session 12B: Seminar at Fountain Hall, Camphill Copake

Bill Metcalf, “Diversity and Inclusion in Intentional Communities across Australia, Across Time”

            9:45-10:45       Session 12C: Workshop at Fountain Hall Library, Camphill Copake

Laird Schaub, “The Limits of Diversity”

9:45-10:45       Session 12D: Artistic Workshop at Balsam Eurythmy Room, Camphill Copake (signup required)

                              Onat Sanchez-Schwartz, “Hand Chimes and Singing”

            9:45-10:45       Session 12E: Workshop at Solaris Gallery, Camphill Hudson

Vincent Reynolds, “Creating an Inclusive Community with the help of European Solidarity Corps Volunteers, at Camphill Community Glencraig, Northern Ireland”

            9:45-10:45       Tour of Camphill Hudson (signup required)

                                    Sign up at the registration table and then gather in the Solaris Gallery for this hourlong tour of Camphill Hudson, an urban community in the bustling town of Hudson.

S         10:50                 Shuttle Departs Copake Village Green for Camphill Hudson Solaris Center & Hudson Amtrak

            11:00-12:30     Session 13A: Paper Panel at Fountain Hall, Camphill Copake

Victor Odula, “They Call Us the Burdens: Understanding the Emotional Troubles of HIV/AIDS Orphaned Children in Homa Bay District, Kenya”

Erik Freeman, “Slaveholding Critique of Community”

Linda Hixon, The Outcast Race: Diversity in the Hopedale Community”

 

 

 

11:30-12:30     Session 13B: Workshop in Fountain Hall Library, Camphill Copake

Jan Bang and Anton Marks, “Storytelling in Community”

            11:30-12:30     Session 13C: CRS Workshop in Bluestone Downstairs Training Room, Camphill Copake

Members of Camphill Ontario, Camphill Heartbeet, and Camphill Minnesota, “Quality of Life Assessments and Community Transformation”

            11:30-12:30     Session 13D: Performance in the Blue Room, Camphill Hudson (signup req)

                  Hudson Players, “Food Talks” (second performance)

            12:30-2:00       Lunch, Village Green, Camphill Copake (signup required)

Note: We require a signup for lunch to ensure a balance of participants between the two lunch locations.

            12:30-2:00       Lunch, Dining Hall, Camphill Hudson (signup required)

Note: We require a signup for lunch to ensure a balance of participants between the two lunch locations.

            2:00-3:00         Closing Circle at Fountain Hall, Camphill Copake

            2:00-3:00         Closing Circle at Solaris Gallery, Camphill Hudson

3:00-4:00         Conference Debriefing Session for Board Members at Solaris Gallery, Camphill Hudson

S         3:15                 Shuttle Departs Camphill Hudson Solaris Center for Copake Village Green and Triform

S         3:30                 Shuttle Departs Copake Village Green for Hudson Amtrak

S         3:30                 Shuttle Departs Camphill Hudson Solaris Center for Hudson Amtrak


 

Greetings  to  the  participants  of the  ICSA 13th International Conference  hosted  by the  Camphill  Communities  at Hudson, NY, USA  18/7 – 21/7 2019

We would like to thank those whose dedicated work and input have supported the ICSA in the past and ensured the success of ICSA 2019:

·                     Professor Dan McKanan, the ICSA Chair, for his inspiring belief in this conference, his amazing organizational talent and the tireless work and devotion to ICSA 2019. 

 

·                     Ms. Karen Murphy, Executive Director of the Camphill Foundation, Ms. Libby Sanders of the Camphill Academy and the many other Camphill institutions who have worked so hard to ensure the wonderful organisation of this conference.  We thank the Camphill Foundation for the generous grant awarded to the conference budget. 

 

·                     Our gracious hosts at Camphill Copake, Camphill Triform, Camphill Hudson, and Camphill Ghent, and especially the members of the local arrangements committee: Irena Valujeva, Kerst deJong, Onat Sanchez-Schwartz, Meg Henderson, and Jody Brookes.

 

·                     The members of our program committee, who carefully reviewed dozens of proposals: Deborah Altus, Jan Bang, Tom Berkshire, Michael Berube, Laura Goble, Libby Sanders, and Orna Shemer.

 

·                     Conference volunteers Chris Roth and Shmuel Burmil (registration), Richard Steel and Sky Blue (bookstore), Deborah Altus, Stephen Lloyd-Moffett, and Amy Hart (transportation), and Birte Miereczko and Milly Reynolds (inclusion team).

 

·                     Sky Blue of The Foundation of Intentional Communities for magazine and internet advertising.

 

·                     The ICSA International Board and the institutional and  individual members who continue to support the work of the ICSA between conferences and in particular the following institutions:

 

*The Communal Studies Association, Amana, USA

*Institute for the Research of the Kibbutz and the Cooperative Idea, Haifa University, Israel

*Oranim Academic College, Israel

*Yad Tabenkin, the Research & Documentation Centre of the Kibbutz Movement, Israel

*Yad Yaari, Israel

 

We wish you all an inspiring and enjoyable conference!

 

The ICSA Office

Ruth Sobol        

www.communa.org.il/icsa    Tw @ICSA_community

 

The ICSA is a non-profit organization – a forum for exchanging scholarship, information, ideas and experiences on intentional community.  The ICSA is apolitical and not a venue for furthering political programs and positions not relevant to the study of intentional community.

 

Driving Directions from New York City to Camphill Hudson

Take Taconic State Parkway (a toll road) north for 77 miles. Take the NY-82 exit and turn right onto NY-82N. Follow for 5 miles, then use the right lane to merge onto US 9N. Follow for 2.7 miles, then turn right to stay on US 9N and follow for 2.6 miles. Turn left onto Union Street and follow for half a mile. Turn right onto South 4th Street. Turn left at the second cross street onto Warren Street. Solaris Gallery is at 360 Warren Street.

Driving Directions from Albany to Camphill Hudson

Take I-87 South for 38 miles. Take exit 21 toward NY-23 and follow 0.8 miles. Turn left onto Main Street and follow 0.6 miles. Turn left to merge onto NY 23 E and follow 3.2 miles. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit to stay on NY 23 E for 0.5 miles. Use any lane to turn slightly left to stay on US 23 E for 2.8 miles. Turn right onto Warren Street. Solaris Gallery is at 360 Warren Street.

Driving Directions from Boston to Camphill Hudson

Take I-90 West (a toll road) for 138 miles. After crossing into New York, take exit B3 for NY-22 South and follow for 5.4 miles. Turn right onto NY 203 N and follow for 6.2 miles. Turn left onto County Road 9 S and follow for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto NY-66 S and follow for 10.3 miles. Continue straight onto Columbia Street and follow for 0.2 miles. Turn slight left onto Prospect Avenue and follow for 0.3 miles. Turn right onto Warren Street. Solaris Gallery is at 360 Warren Street.

Driving Directions from Camphill Triform to Camphill Hudson

Turn right and head south on Water Street Road for 0.4 miles. Turn right on Ten Broeck Road for 0.5 miles. Turn right on NY-82 N for 1.4 miles. Use the right lane to merge onto US 9 N and follow for 2.7 miles. Turn right to stay on US 9 N and follow for 2.6 miles. Turn left onto Union Street and follow for half a mile. Turn right onto South 4th Street. Turn left at the second cross street onto Warren Street. Solaris Gallery is at 360 Warren Street.

Driving Directions from Camphill Copake to Camphill Hudson

Head southeast on Camphill Road. Turn slight right onto Chrysler Pond Road for 0.6 miles. Turn right onto County Road 27 for 11.1 miles. Turn right onto NY 23 E/NY 9 H N for 1.1 miles. Turn left onto NY 23B W for 2.4 miles. Turn left onto Columbia Turnpike for 0.4 miles. Turn left onto Prospect Avenue for 03. Miles. Turn right onto Warren Street. Solaris Gallery is at 360 Warren Street.

Driving Directions from Camphill Ghent to Camphill Hudson

Take NY 66 S for 10.5 miles. Continue straight onto Columbia Street and follow for 0.2 miles. Turn slight left onto Prospect Avenue and follow for 0.3 miles. Turn right onto Warren Street. Solaris Gallery is at 360 Warren Street.

 


 

Driving Directions from New York City to Camphill Triform

Take Taconic State Parkway (a toll road) north for 77 miles. Take the NY-82 exit and turn right onto NY-82N. Follow for 2.6 miles. Turn right onto Water Street Road for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Triform Road. A driveway to your right will take you into the community, where you will find Falcon Hall on the left. Turn left just after Falcon Hall to reach Phoenix Hall.

Driving Directions from Albany to Camphill Triform

Take I-87 South, then I-90 East. Take exit 12 for US 9 South and follow 4.6 miles. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto NY-9H S and follow 16 miles. Turn left onto County Route 27 for 2.4 miles. Turn right onto County Road 12 for 0.5 miles. Turn left onto Water Street Road. Bear left at the fork to stay on Water Street Road for 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Triform Road. A driveway to your right will take you into the community, where you will find Falcon Hall on the left. Turn left just after Falcon Hall to reach Phoenix Hall.

Driving Directions from Boston to Camphill Triform

Take I-90 West (a toll road) for 138 miles. After crossing into New York, take exit B2 for Taconic State Parkway. Follow Taconic State Parkway 16.2 miles. Take exit for NY-23, and turn right onto NY-23 W for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto County Road 16 for 1.3 miles. Keep left to continue on County Road 27B for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto County Road 27 for 1.1 miles. Turn right onto County Road 12 for 0.5 miles. Turn left onto Water Street Road. Bear left at the fork to stay on Water Street Road for 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Triform Road. A driveway to your right will take you into the community, where you will find Falcon Hall on the left. Turn left just after Falcon Hall to reach Phoenix Hall.

Driving Directions from Camphill Hudson to Camphill Triform

Head southeast on Warren Street for 0.6 miles. Turn right onto US 9 S/Worth Avenue for 2.6 miles. Turn left to stay on US 9 S for 2.8 miles. Continue straight onto NY 82 S for 1.4 miles. Turn left onto Ten Broeck Road for 0.5 miles. Turn left onto Water Street Road for 0.4 miles. A driveway to your right will take you into the community, where you will find Falcon Hall on the left. Turn left just after Falcon Hall to reach Phoenix Hall.

Driving Directions from Camphill Copake to Camphill Triform

Head southeast on Camphill Road. Turn slight right onto Chrysler Pond Road for 0.6 miles. Turn right onto County Road 27 for 8.7 miles. Continue straight onto County Road 12 for 0.5 miles. Turn left onto Water Street Road. Bear left at the fork to stay on Water Street Road for 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Triform Road. A driveway to your right will take you into the community, where you will find Falcon Hall on the left. Turn left just after Falcon Hall to reach Phoenix Hall.

Driving Directions from Camphill Ghent to Camphill Triform

Head north on NY-66 N for 0.8 miles. Turn right onto NY 203 S/Coleman Street for 1.3 miles. Use the right lane to take the ramp onto Taconic State Parkway and continue for 11.1 miles. Take the exit and turn right onto NY-23 W for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto County Road 16 for 1.3 miles. Keep left to continue on County Road 27B for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto County Road 27 for 1.1 miles. Turn right onto County Road 12 for 0.5 miles. Turn left onto Water Street Road. Bear left at the fork to stay on Water Street Road for 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Triform Road. A driveway to your right will take you into the community, where you will find Falcon Hall on the left. Turn left just after Falcon Hall to reach Phoenix Hall.

 


 

Driving Directions from New York City to Camphill Copake

Take Taconic State Parkway (a toll road) north for 77 miles. Turn right onto County Route 10 and follow for 3.1 miles. Turn right onto County Route 27 and follow 4.0 miles. Turn left onto Chrysler Pond Road for 0.6 miles. Turn slight left onto Camp Hill Road for 0.5 miles. Turn right onto Ring Road and the Village Green will be on your left.

Driving Directions from Albany to Camphill Copake

Take I-87 South, then I-90 East. Take exit B2 for the Taconic Parkway and follow south for 16. 2 miles. Take exit for NY 23 E, turn left onto it and follow for 4.0 miles. Turn right onto County Road 7 for 5.1 miles. Turn right onto Chrysler Pond Road for 0.4 miles. Turn slight right onto Camp Hill Road for 0.5 miles. Turn right onto Ring Road and the Village Green will be on your left.

Driving Directions from Boston to Camphill Copake

Take I-90 West (a toll road) for 138 miles. After crossing into New York, take exit B3 and turn left onto NY 22 S for 16.4 miles. Turn right onto NY 23 W and follow for 3.3 miles. Turn left onto County Road 7 for 5.1 miles. Turn right onto Chrysler Pond Road for 0.4 miles. Turn slight right onto Camp Hill Road for 0.5 miles. Turn right onto Ring Road and the Village Green will be on your left.

Driving Directions from Camphill Hudson to Camphill Copake

Head southeast on Warren Street toward 4th Street. Turn left at the first cross street onto North 4th Street. Turn right at the second cross street onto Columbia Street. Continue 0.5 miles, then turn right to stay on Columbia Street for another 0.3 miles, then slight right onto Columbia Turnpike for 0.4 miles. Turn right onto NY-23B E for 2.4 miles. Continue onto NY-23 E for 9.5 miles. Turn right onto County Road 7 for 5.1 miles. Turn right onto Chrysler Pond Road for 0.4 miles. Turn slight right onto Camp Hill Road for 0.5 miles. Turn right onto Ring Road and the Village Green will be on your left.

Driving Directions from Camphill Triform to Camphill Copake

Turn left and head north on Water Street Road for 0.5 miles. Turn right onto County Road 12 for 0.6 miles. Continue onto County Road 27 for 8.7 miles. Turn left onto Chrysler Pond Road for 0.6 miles. Turn slight left onto Camp Hill Road for 0.5 miles. Turn right onto Ring Road and the Village Green will be on your left.

Driving Directions from Camphill Ghent to Camphill Copake

Head north on NY-66 N for 0.8 miles. Turn right onto NY 203 S/Coleman Street for 1.3 miles. Use the right lane to take the ramp onto Taconic State Parkway and continue for 11.1 miles. Take the exit and turn left onto NY-23 E for 4.0 miles. Turn right onto County Road 7 for 5.1 miles. Turn right onto Chrysler Pond Road for 0.4 miles. Turn slight right onto Camp Hill Road for 0.5 miles. Turn right onto Ring Road and the Village Green will be on your left.


 

Driving Directions from New York City to Camphill Ghent

Take Taconic State Parkway (a toll road) north. Take the NY 203 exit, keep left at the fork, and merge onto NY 203 S for 0.4 miles. Turn right onto County Road 9 S for 1.4 miles. Turn right onto Slate Hill Road. Turn left onto NY 66 S and then turn right into the driveway and head up the hill. You will reach the office first and can proceed further up the hill to the parking lot.

Driving Directions from Albany to Camphill Ghent

Take I-87 South, then I-90 East. Take exit B2 for Taconic State Parkway. Follow Taconic State Parkway 2.2 miles. Take the exit for Hartigan Road and continue straight onto Hartigan Road. Turn right onto NY-295 West for 2.6 miles. Turn slight left onto NY-66 S for 1.2 miles. Turn right into the driveway and head up the hill. You will reach the office first and can proceed further up the hill to the parking lot.

Driving Directions from Boston to Camphill Ghent

Take I-90 West (a toll road) for 138 miles. After crossing into New York, take exit B2 for Taconic State Parkway. Follow Taconic State Parkway 2.2 miles. Take the exit for Hartigan Road and continue straight onto Hartigan Road. Turn right onto NY-295 West for 2.6 miles. Turn slight left onto NY-66 S for 1.2 miles. Turn right into the driveway and head up the hill. You will reach the office first and can proceed further up the hill to the parking lot.

Driving Directions from Camphill Hudson to Camphill Ghent

Head southeast on Warren Street toward 4th Street. Turn left at the first cross street onto North 4th Street. Turn right at the second cross street onto Columbia Street. Continue 0.5 miles, then turn right to stay on Columbia Street for another 0.5 miles. Continue onto NY 66 N for 10.5 miles. Turn left into the driveway and head up the hill. You will reach the office first and can proceed further up the hill to the parking lot. (Note: if there is construction on NY 66, you will need to turn right onto County Road 9 N for 1.1 miles, left onto Slate Hill Road for 0.6 miles, which will bring you back to 66 near the entrance to Camphill Ghent.)

Driving Directions from Camphill Triform to Camphill Ghent

Turn left onto Water Street Road and follow 0.9 miles. Turn right onto County Road 12 for 0.6 miles. Turn left onto County Route 27 for 2.4 miles. Turn right onto NY 23 E/NY 9H N for 1.1 miles. Continue straight onto NY 9H N for 3.6 miles. Turn right onto NY 66 N for 7.5 miles. Turn left into the driveway and head up the hill. You will reach the office first and can proceed further up the hill to the parking lot. (Note: if there is construction on NY 66, you will need to turn right onto County Road 9 N for 1.1 miles, left onto Slate Hill Road for 0.6 miles, which will bring you back to 66 near the entrance to Camphill Ghent.)

Driving Directions from Camphill Copake to Camphill Ghent

Head southeast on Camp Hill Road. Turn left onto Chrysler Pond Road for 0.4 miles. Turn left onto County Road 7 for 5.1 miles. Turn left onto NY 23 W for 3.8 miles. Turn left to merge onto Taconic State Parkway for 11.8 miles. Take the NY 203 exit, keep left at the fork, and merge onto NY 203 S for 0.4 miles. Turn right onto County Road 9 S for 1.4 miles. Turn right onto Slate Hill Road. Turn left onto NY 66 S and then turn right into the driveway and head up the hill. You will reach the office first and can proceed further up the hill to the parking lot.

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