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Saturday, February 20 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Perspectives on Spiritual Practice for Social Justice

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One goal of successful interfaith engagement is coming together for collective action and social justice in response to the systemic marginalization that many different identities experience. This collective work is emotionally and spiritually exhausting, often involving intersecting identities, as well as primary and secondary trauma. This session will share different perspectives on why spiritual practice (broadly defined, religious and nonreligious) is important for social justice work with concrete examples from different traditions. Presenters include:

Sensei Alex Kakuyo is a Buddhist Teacher and Breathwork Facilitator. He is the author of Perfectly Ordinary: Buddhist Teaching for Everyday Life.

Joel Harter is a Christian chaplain with a Buddhist-informed mindfulness practice and advisor for Elon Yoga Club and Iron Tree Blooming Meditation Club.

Lara Struckman is a trauma informed yoga and meditation instructor who guides others back to their natural rhythms and cycles of ease and resilience. She also practices a feminine earth-based spirituality with an emphasis on collective healing.

Imam Shane Atkinson is a Muslim Chaplain and student of Sufi Meditation who serves as an advisor for Elon Muslim Society. Shane is the founder of the Southern Hospitality Islamic Collective.

Hannah Podhorzer is a 2019 graduate of Elon University, where she had the joy of working for The Truitt Center and The Ripple Conference for three years. Hannah grew up Reconstructionist Jewish and enjoys learning about other traditions, cultures, and worldviews.

Saturday February 20, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EST

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