Yellow Springs, Ohio –Antioch University Midwest (AUM) and the native New Zealand nation of Waitaha (Waitaha) continue their 2016 Victory for Humanity Event Series with two March workshops. The workshops examine how post-modern society has been conditioned to conform to artificial constructs such as “clock time” and expected developmental milestones. The first workshop, 24-hour Day, will be held on Wednesday, March 16 from 7-9 pm, and is followed by Tools for Individual Life Balance on Wednesday, March 23 from 7-9 pm. Both workshops are held at AUM in Room B105, 900 Dayton Street in Yellow Springs.
“We are excited about the March Victory for Humanity workshops because so many of us struggle with time and balancing our day to day activities, “said Dr. Michele Nobel, director of AUM’s Education and Interdisciplinary Studies Division. “Staying in the moment is so crucial to our well-being and these workshops will provide participants with tips and tricks of how to do so.”
Focused on understanding the societal issues in the context of our connection to nature from multiple perspectives, the workshop will have two separate sessions that will deconstruct the notions of time and offer alternatives to ease conflict and adopt wholeness and cohesion for individuals and communities. The 24-hour day session will focus on explain what time is from an indigenous point of view and look at the conflicts between societal expectations of behavior based on “clock time” against the natural flow and rhythm of being. The Tools for Individual Life Balance session will examine potential approaches for living in the “overlap” between chronological and natural time and consider an indigenous approach of time: being in the moment.
The workshops are facilitated by Dr. Wendy Peters, AUM adjunct faculty member and an author, researcher and consultant who specializes in human and cultural development. Raymond TeKorako Ruka, a Waitaha priest, Maori elder with insights into the process of change, and Stephen Powers, AUM adjunct faculty member and COO at TheNETT, Ltd., will also lead portions of the workshops. The Victory for Humanity Event Series is inspired by Antioch University’s mantra, an adage by educational reformer Horace Mann: Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
The cost to attend is $50 ($30 for senior citizens and students) and includes both workshop sessions. For more information please contact Dr. Wendy Peters at [email protected]. To register please visit thenett.com.