Save the Date for Soularize 2011 Hello friends from TheOOZE, It's been almost 10 years from the first Soularize in Seattle, and we're exciting about

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Save the Date for Soularize 2011

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SAVE the DATE - registration coming soon!

Hello friends from TheOOZE,

It's been almost 10 years from the first Soularize in Seattle, and we're exciting about hosting another learning party in 2011. As usual, this event will unite both traditional and non-traditional teachers, artists, theologians, thinkers, and social activists.

This year - sunny San Diego!
October 12-14, 2011

Save the date and plan to join us for one of the most unique experiences of your life. If you've been to a previous Soularize, don't miss this 10 year reunion event. If you've never been before, you won't want to miss it.

We're partnering with an incredible church in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego to put on an incredible event that will cultivate a thought-provoking and spiritual experience while introducing a wide variety of ways to connect and grow with others on the journey.

Have a great week!

Spencer

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