“Education is the proper way to promote compassion and tolerance in society. Compassion and peace of mind bring a sense of confidence that reduce stress and anxiety, whereas anger and hatred come from frustration and undermine our sense of trust. Because of ignorance, many of our problems are our own creation. Education, however, is the instrument that increases our ability to employ our own intelligence.”
~taken from epic messages by the Dali Lama
And, we agree!
Won’t you join Little Artshram, as we help sponsor the first of the 2012-2013 Continual University Series by welcoming Kevin M. O’Connor, aka KMO, and Olga Kuchukov to Traverse City…
Monday, November 19th 7:00 -9:00 pm
O’k Studio in the Alley, 514 Second St., Traverse City,
KMO and Olga live and work in Brooklyn/NYC. They come to TC by way of the VAL
Sustainability Conference held in Grand Rapids, Nov 16-18th http://sustainabilityconference.org/
Well before Hurricane Sandy recent collision on the eastern US shoreline, sweeping through parts of NYC, KMO and Olga were individually and collectively, working towards community level understanding, practice, and raising of consciousness about our service to and life on planet earth.
KMO will share thoughts about the competing imperatives in urban design going monolithic, hard, and high-tech— versus distributed, permeable, and appropriate. Both focused on designing for disaster and designing to feed people and intelligently manage inputs and outputs (i.e. food/fuel and waste products).
KMO is the host and producer of the long-running C-Realm Podcast. He apprenticed under an organic market gardener, lived at the Ecovillage Training Center on the Farm in Summertown, TN and published over 300 interviews with people who are crafting a resilient future. http://c-realm.com/kmo/
Olga Kuchukov is a licensed massage therapist, woman of the world, girl about town, artist, polyglot, information junkie, procrastinator who is dazzled by the crepuscule, daily.
We kindly ask you to contribute to the “Continual Cause”….Suggested Donation, $10, NO one turned away for lack of funds. All funds raised will help offset the costs of KMO and Olga’s Michigan trip.
Continual University is a community gathering place, organized to provide re-connection to what we’d like to kindly and gently impose as a higher education, concerned with how to live wisely and well. Our goal is to challenge, provoke and inspire you to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and to provide a space for you to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.
Join Little Artshram and O’k CSA and become a sponsor of this series!
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