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Aug. 4, 2020

Healing Collective Trauma in a Fractured World

Free Online Talk: The Garrison Institute Forum on Social Justice

Jonathan Wiesner, CEO of the Garrison Institute will moderate this live online conversation between Thomas Hübl and Dr. Angel Acosta, Contemplative Scholar Practitioner.

These interactive Forum sessions aim to hold space for generative conversations around how contemplative-based approaches can nurture and support the work of Social Justice.

Important notes about registration:

  • registration for this live, online event closes at 12:30pm EDT on August 4
  • participation in the live webinar on Zoom is limited to the first 1,000 attendees. The event will also be live-streaming on The Garrison Institute’s Youtube. Questions? Contact: events@garrisoninstitute.org

Register for free here.

Contact: events@garrisoninstitute.org

  • Dr. Angel Acosta

    Dr. Angel Acosta For the last decade, Angel Acosta has worked to bridge the fields of leadership, social justice, and mindfulness. He holds a doctorate degree in curriculum and teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. Acosta has supported more than educational leaders and their students by facilitating leadership trainings, creating pathways to higher education, and designing dynamic learning experiences. His dissertation explored healing-centered education as a promising framework for educational leadership development.

    After participating in the Mind and Life Institute’s Academy for Contemplative Leadership, Acosta began consulting and developing learning experiences that weave leadership development with conversations about inequality and healing, to support educational leaders through contemplative and restorative practices. As a former trustee for the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, he participated as a speaker and discussant at the Asia Pacific Forum on Holistic Education in Kyoto, Japan. He continues to consult for organizations like the NYC Department of Education, UNICEF, Columbia University and others. Over the last couple of years, he has designed the Contemplating 400 Years of Inequality Experience–a contemplative journey to understand structural inequality. He’s a proud member of the 400 Years of Inequality Project, based at the New School.

  • Jonathan L. Wiesner

    Jonathan L. Wiesner is Chief Executive Officer of the Garrison Institute. As CEO, Jonathan leads the organization in growing and nurturing a network of thought leaders, scientists, teachers and others who are applying contemplative practices to address social, civic, and environmental concerns.

  • Thomas Hübl

    Thomas Hübl is a renowned teacher and international facilitator who has led online and in-person courses, as well as multi-day retreats with tens of thousands of people around the topics of collective trauma, personal development, relational competencies, and healing for the past 18 years. Thomas has established working groups and partnerships with physicians, psychologists, and therapists from around the world. He is the founder of the Academy of Inner Science and the non-profit Pocket Project. His forthcoming book, Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds, will be published in November, 2020. Thomas will host the second annual Collective Trauma Online Summit in September, 2020, featuring +30 leading experts from around the world.