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Boulder, CO, Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In 1956, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. presented the idea of The Beloved Community: a global vision of economic and social inclusivity emerging out of love for one another. Sixty-four years later, 2020 has brought personal, social, and institutional injustices to the forefront of our lives.Today, as we stand on the precipice of change, we ask what can the beloved community look like in this present moment?This Friday evening, Naropa University will attempt to answer this question at their annual event SparkTalks, comprised of a series of short, dynamic presentations by alumni on a variety of topics. This year’s event will be held virtually and feature six Naropa alumni who will share their experiences, stories, ideas, inquiries, research, poetry, and artwork as they relate to the theme of Beloved Community :: ReEnvisioned for 2020 & Beyond. You can register for the free event here. Join us to hear from Naropa these incredible alumni:Michelle Aurebach – MFA Theatre Contemporary Performance 2003The Beloved Community Is Made of StoriesShatasia Griffith – BA Contemplative Psychology 2020Policing Black America and the Roots of Racism in America Don Hall – Environmental Leadership, 2009The Beloved Community in the AnthropoceneMarie-Michele Marchand – Interdisciplinary Studies, 2001BlessingJoey Marti – BA Contemplative Psychology 2014Instant Emotional Healing: Get Triggered, Look Inward, and Do NothingElizabeth Russell – 2000 Art & DesignImagination and Radical Belonging in the Age of EstrangementHosted By:Monica Dionysiou – MFA Contemporary Theatre Performance, 2013When: Friday, October 16th, 2020 6:00pm – 8:30pm MSTWhere: Virtual on Zoom – Register on Eventbrite for link ### Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private, nonprofit, liberal arts university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, education, environmental studies, peace studies, psychology, and religious studies. Buddhist-inspired and nonsectarian, Naropa University is rooted in contemplative education, a teaching, and learning approach that integrates Eastern wisdom studies and the arts with traditional Western scholarship. Naropa was the birthplace of the modern mindfulness movement.AttachmentSpark talk 10-18-2019 by Sofia Dro-29Cassandra Smith
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