Donna Mejia

OPENING NIGHT LECTURE by Donna Mejia: Second Steps: Being an Ally, Moving Beyond By-stander Syndrome and Having Courageous Conversations


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7pm Thursday, April 6, 2017

Despite the media’s portrayal of the world as a very polarized and damaged place, there are many extraordinary people quietly building a society that prizes inclusiveness. There are leagues of hopeful humans preparing for our inevitable global citizenship. There is always room for more additions to this global family of healers, so please come join the conversation already in-progress internationally. We’ll be reviewing recent developments in anti-bias work and scholarship, and examining what we can do as individuals and a community to increase peaceful coexistence. Fusion dance was just the beginning of the important work we’ve started in the world as artists. Ally-ship takes many forms and is never a one-size-fits-all solution. Yet each courageous act of fellowship, no matter how large or small, is meaningful. Please don’t underestimate how your choices disrupt social bias and can tip the scales for a fellow human whom may feel demoralized and disenfranchised. Interestingly, you may find that you always get back more than you give. This workshop will explore definitive steps to move beyond “paralyzed empathy;” becoming effective as a listener, and thoughtful in our support of comrades. The inevitability of our global citizenship mandates we set a seat at our table for other world-views and voices. Do you really wish to make a difference? Please come; your crucial contributions and thoughts will make it better for all. This workshop is for anyone, truly anyone, who wishes accept responsibility for co-creating a viable future regardless of beliefs, political affiliation, cosmology, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, nationality, personality type, body style, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, or personal philosophy.

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