The Sophia Series

Jeanne Adamson Memorial Lecture


En-Couraging Action, Inspiring Hope

Thursday 21 May 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
The Mercato, Clare Hall, Brescia University College
1285 Western Road     London, Ontario, Canada

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Today we face two great crises: the ecological devastation of climate change and the concentration of wealth and power in fewer and fewer hands.  Yet these are truly one crisis, fueled by warped values and false priorities. For a new world to emerge, we need a set of counter values that can help us address these issues.  We need the sacred fire:  the fierce protective anger we can channel into activism.  And we need to draw from the holy well of compassion and nurturing to find healing, to imagine new solutions, and to forge values and practices that can regenerate our wounded world.

Starhawk is one of the most respected voices in modern Goddess religion and Earth-based spirituality, and a committed global justice activist and organizer. She is the author or coauthor of twelve books, including The Spiral Dance, The Fifth Sacred Thing, and The Earth Path. Her latest is The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups.  Starhawk is a veteran of progressive movements, and deeply committed to bringing the techniques and creative power of spirituality to political activism.  She travels internationally to teach, lecture and facilitate events on her areas of expertise, and directs and teaches Earth Activist Trainings, which combine a permaculture design certificate course with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism. Her website is

General Admission Ticket Prices (free parking):
$30.00 – Regular
$25.00 – Circle Members, Brighid Festival Participants
$20.00 – Low/Fixed Income

Doors and a special Artisan Marketplace will open at 6:00 p.m.
Starhawk's books will be available for purchase and a signing will follow the event.
If you would like to apply to be a vendor, please click HERE for our application form.






The Sophia Series seeks to:

Why “Sophia”?

The series derives its name from layers of meaning that align with Brescia’s mission and vision.

Sophia Alumnae

Since 2005, The Sophia Series has provided Brescia students and the London community the opportunity to hear the wisdom of these extraordinary women

(from left to right):

Top Row: The Honourable Flora MacDonald, Dr. Margaret Wheatley, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Jane Urquhart, Maude Barlow, Michele Landsberg, Katherine Ashenburg, Christina Baldwin, Ann Linnea, Monia Mazigh, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Stephanie Nolen.

Second Row: Sami Jo Small, Adria Vasil, Emma Donoghue, Louise Fagan, Bal Arneson, Ami McKay, Evanna Lynch, Jennifer Siebel Newsom

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Sami Jo Small Adria Vasil Emma Donoghue


Series Sponsors

These Brescia departments collaborate to sponsor The Sophia Series: