Keynote Sessions

Exploring Collective Liberation through Community

Saturday’s Keystone Event

All conference participants are encouraged to attend this facilitated activity. The intention is to become more aware of our personal lenses, and explore ways in which our lived experiences have shaped the way we receive and deliver messages. The event includes time to discuss the activity in small groups as well as the collective. Please come with an open heart and an open mind.

Sunday’s Keystone Event

All conference participants are encouraged to attend this facilitated discussion. We will explore the main theme of the conference as well as actionable steps to move toward a future we want to intentionally live into. The event includes time to discuss in small groups as well as the collective. Please come with an open heart and an open mind.

Presented and faciliated by Avi Kruley

“Avi” Valerie Kruley originally hails from Oak Park, IL—a Chicago suburban community where most people know your name. In search of more meaning in life, she spent three years learning, living, and growing in community at Mount Madonna Center until the depth of the practice required a breadth of experience. Thus, she spent her time as a dual degree MBA/MPA student at Presidio Graduate School (PGS) focused on making intentional communities more accessible and sustainable. Now living in the SF Bay Area and working as the MPA Program Coordinator, she is committed to continuing to put PGS’s values into practice and bridge the intersectoral divide. Her dream is to co-create a thriving self-sustaining community focused on love.