Author Archives: Cliff Adams

Youth Program (arriving 7th grade-Completed 12th grade)

2018 Youth Theme Speakers – Eva Beal, Claire Galpern, India Harris Youth can be a powerful force in fighting for the way they want things to be. Summer Institute enthusiasts Claire and Eva will be leading the youth program on youth activism and youth-led organizing. With racial justice and gender equality as the focus, they will equip the youth will tools for social change. As longtime SI attendees and veterans of the youth program, Claire and Eva will engage the youth in what promises to […]

2018 Youth Theme Speakers – Eva Beal, Claire Galpern, India Harris

Youth can be a powerful force in fighting for the way they want things to be.  Summer Institute enthusiasts Claire and Eva will be leading the youth program on youth activism and youth-led organizing. With racial justice and gender equality as the focus, they will equip the youth will tools for social change.  As longtime SI attendees and veterans of the youth program, Claire and Eva will engage the youth in what promises to be a lively week complete with interactive activities and participatory games.  They […]

Applications for the 2018 Summer Institute Morning Seminars/Afternoon Workshops

Dear Members of our Summer Institute Family: It’s the nature of something like Summer Institute that, once one year’s gathering ends, we must immediately start planning for the next year’s gathering. The 2017 SI ended in July, and the Summer Institute Planning Council got right to work. We’ve met, and reviewed what went on in 2017, and read your comments about it (you’ll hear more about that later). Now it’s time to start on the 2018 SI. The first order of business is Morning Seminars […]

Sheila’s slides from her 2017 theme talks

Want to review some of the resources Sheila mentioned in her theme talks about Non-Violent Communication and Restorative Justice? Here’s her final slides: PowerPoint Slides PDF Slides

Videos from Rev. Joan Van Becelaere’s morning seminar

If you attended Rev. Joan Van Becelaere’s morning seminar: Once Upon a Time in Judea…. A Story-Focused Intro to the New Testament, or wished you could have, here are the videos that were shown.

2017 Photos

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2016 Photos

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SI 2017 Evaluation

The 2017 evaluation is here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/si2017eval We read them all and care about your thoughts. Thank you so much!

2017 Slideshow

Mobile Site and Schedule!

Get ready for Summer Institute 2017 by bookmarking the mobile site. Even add it as a shortcut to your homescreen for an app-like experience. The schedule is also on the site, though subject to change. Mobile Homepage

Sell at the SI Bookstore!

Hey everyone, it’s not too late to vend at the SI bookstore! Not artsy, no problem! You can offer a service like massages, haircuts, or whatever cool thing you do! There are no fees to vend at the bookstore, but 15% of your sales go to the SI scholarship fund to help others enjoy the magic that is SI. Please send me a quick email at bethastraub@gmail.com to let me know that you will be there. See you soon!

Contra Dance

Monday evening is your chance to dance to old-time with music by David Strickler and friends. No partner or experience necessary. Contra dance is aerobic and social. Dancer-friendly instruction and calling by Susan English http://www.balance-and-swing.com.

Today is the last day!

Been thinking about coming to Summer Institute 2017, but not sure? Well, time is running out! Registration is only open until 7/2, and there will be no walk-ins. Decision Helpers: 2016 Summer Institute Slideshow 2017 Programming 2017 Cost Estimator Register Here!

Join us!

Register now to join this great looking group of people! Do it by Thursday and save $75

Register soon!

Remember, the price for registering goes up by $75 on Thursday! https://omdsi.org/category/year-specific/2017/