Healing the Heart of Democracy: A Webinar with Parker J. Palmer
Date: October 11 2011 5:00pm - 7:00pm Location: Templeton Campus Center - Lewis & Clark College, Templeton Student Center, Council Chambers
Thank you to all that joined us at this event! A recording of this webcast can be found at http://learningtimesevents.org/couragerenewal/democracy-webcast/.
Please join us for a webcast with Parker J. Palmer, founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal. The webcast will include an array of topics and focused questions to help participants explore their own civic values, share their concerns about our current political climate, and imagine human-scale things they can do to help reweave the civic fabric in their own communities.
For thirty-five years, Parker’s writing has been driven by the desire to contribute to meaningful conversations around important topics - conversations that might lead to personal and social transformation. Never has that motivation been stronger than with his new book, Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit. The book was developed in collaboration with Parker’s colleagues at the Center for Courage & Renewal, and for more than a decade, conversations in support of transformation have been the Center’s stock-in-trade.
Healing the Heart of Democracy discusses five “habits of the heart” that we need to cultivate in our lives as citizens:
• An understanding that we are all in this together
• An appreciation of the value of ‘‘otherness’’
• An ability to hold tension in life-giving ways
• A sense of personal voice and agency
• A capacity to create community
You do not need to read Parker’s new book to participate in the webinar; however, copies may be purchased online through the Lewis & Clark bookstore, and will also be available for purchase at the event. Following this event, the Center for Courage & Renewal will provide additional materials and opportunities to help interested people continue the conversation.
Space is limited: if you will be joining us please RSVP below. This event is free and open to the public.
Contact the Center for Community Engagement at 503-768-6040 with any questions.
Find out more about Parker’s work at http://www.couragerenewal.org/parker.
Listen online or download the MP3 of Parker’s 9/26 appearance on Jean Feraca’s Wisconsin Public Radio program, “Here on Earth”.
The Center for Community Engagement is located in room 105 of Rogers Hall on the Graduate Campus.
Center for Community Engagement
Lewis & Clark
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 85
Portland, OR 97219