WHAT IT MEANS TO GATHER
This past week, I had the great privilege of taking part in a program created by the Arts Research Center: a reading by the U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. The live webcast featured her reading her work, followed by a conversation with me and live questions from the audience, fielded by Julia Bryan-Wilson....
Joy Harjo's work pulses with vitality, honesty, beauty, and hope. It is a restorative resource in this present moment, and I encourage you to take it in.
Among the many inspiring thoughts that she shared, Joy spoke of our time in quarantine as a time of gathering. We gather together in virtual spaces, but we also gather ourselves. We gather our ancestors. We come deeper into connection.
This week we are mindful of what it means to gather. There continues to be much uncertainty about how the university--and everything else--will operate in the coming months. We invite you to be creative about what it means to gather....
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