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Upcoming Connector Series Events


The Connector Series welcomes Oika to the Southcoast for an evening that will change the way you look at – and communicate with – nature.

Welcome to the Anthropocene 2.0: An Oika First Encounter

Tuesday, December 11  |  6 pm – 7pm
Co-Creative Center | 137 Union Street, New Bedford, MA 

Join Dr. Rich Blundell, Oika founder and cosmic ecologist, for an exploration of eco-cultural dynamics. In his talk Dr. Blundell will present the concept of Cosmosis – what it is and how it works – and introduce new career paths based on the principles and practices of Oika.

This event is co-hosted by the Co-Creative Center, a mixed-use development featuring an art gallery, education and meeting space, and Co-Working space, in addition to loft-apartments, business and non-profit offices and storefronts.


$5 advance, $8 at the door
*Due to the multi-media nature of the presentation, space is limited and pre-registration is suggested.

What is Oika?

Oika refers to the ecological wisdom inherent in all natural systems. This intelligence is integral, distributed and critically needed in culture. Virtually all of our social, economic, and environmental problems arise from a fundamental lack of ecological systems intelligence.

The story of Oika is told in the short film An Earth Story. The mission of Oika Academy is to empower forward-thinking, motivated people to design new career paths that integrate individual and planetary prosperity


New Bedford Lyceum presents W. Kamau Bell

Saturday, April 6, 2019  |  8 pm
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

Emmy-nominated comedian, political satirist and host of CNN’s United Shades of America, W. Kamau Bell delivers incisive, scathingly funny commentary on modern society that will change your view of race, politics and social issues in America. His edgy yet level-headed view of the world leaves you with a more hopeful understanding of our country’s challenges, as well as conversation-stoking takeaways on humanity and social change that will have you contemplating the state of the union long after he has left the stage. Click here for more information and video.


$25 / $35 / $45 / $75*
*includes a meet and greet with W. Kamau Bell

BUY TICKETS via The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

The Marion Institute is a Partner Organization of the New Bedford Lyceum. Additional partners include:  City of New Bedford–Mayor Jon Mitchell, Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, Leadership SouthCoast,  New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, New Bedford Historical Society, New Bedford Whaling Museum, SouthCoast Media Group, Unger LeBlanc Strategic Communications, and Zeiterion Theatre, Inc.

The New Bedford Lyceum is supported by The Carney Family Foundation.

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The Connector Series is brought to you in part through the generous support of the following sponsors:

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