Date: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 12-1:20pm
Location: Performing Arts Center
In the words of Joanna Macy, “Walk boldly through your life with an open broken heart. If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear.”
We invite the Naropa Community to engage in the spirit of truth telling practices.
Let’s come together and both witness and participate in creative expression as a way to showcase what is real and vivid for us now, whether through music, movement, dance, spoken -word, performance art, sharing stories, rap or comedy.
This is an opportunity to bring your offering forward, whether prepared or spontaneous to share in community or simply come to offer your support through your presence. Creative expression is how we can BE out of the box, not just think out of the box!
If you know that you will be presenting a piece in advance please let us know so that we can accommodate to your needs- contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Persons with questions about accessibility or who require disability accommodations should contact Carla Mueller at email@example.com
Sponsored by: The Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center( www.rmpjc.org), the Joanna Macy Center at Naropa (www.naropa.edu/academics/jmc/) and the Colorado Coalition for the Prevention of Nuclear War.
To learn more about this exciting event, to register and to take action in aligning with Joanna Macy's teachings as we venture forth with compassion, clarity and vigilance, view the event website.
Co-sponsored with The Joanna Macy Center at Naropa & The Authentic Leadership Center at Naropa
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