Facilitator Profile

Facilitators are members of the Pachamama Alliance community who step into leadership by hosting Symposiums and spreading the message of Up to Us.

Susan Olson

Susan Olson
  • Location: Simsbury, Connecticut, United States
  • Primary Language: English
  • Facilitator Since: 2010

As a Facilitator, I am Committed to

  • Symposium Presenter
  • Symposium Producer
  • Community Coordinator

I am learning permaculture gardening on a former 19th century farm.  Working with nature in this way seems so intelligent and right.

I am alarmed by a path of this culture that seems to be driving off the cliff and taking all of complex life with us.  Therefore, I am also finding my voice in public life.

I've been a Facilitator since 2010. I have delivered 6 events with a total of 52 attendees.

Why I'm a Pachamama Alliance Facilitator

A friend invited me to my first Symposium in Spring of 2010. I recognized the urgency, the straight forwardness and courage of what Pachamama Alliance was doing and I felt compelled to participate in the next training - though definitely my intent was not to speak in front of people!! Since June of 2010, presenting this Symposium has become something I love doing. In the last 18 months, I have presented with others to three congregations, a Bible Study group, to classes of graduate students at two universities, in a college cafeteria and to folks at The Hartford Seminary .

Events I've hosted as a facilitator:

  • I hosted a Symposium in Hartford on July 27, 2016
  • I hosted a Symposium in New Britain on September 11, 2014
  • I hosted a Symposium in Hartford on July 23, 2014
  • I hosted a Symposium in West Hartford on May 17, 2014
  • I hosted a Symposium in Windsor Locks on April 10, 2012
  • I hosted a Symposium in West Simsbury on March 18, 2012

If I could change the world

If I could change one thing, it would be for the long term consequences of our actions could be experienced immediately by people and they would  wise up.

This is who inspires me

Jesus had a vision to change the world and by taking responsibility accomplished much not turning away from difficulties.

Experiences I'm proud of

I am proud that I bear witness to what I see and that I continue to learn.

What I'm passionate about

I am passionate about preserving the possibility of life.