Brattleboro Democracy Forum: Whole Hearted Activism with Steven Vannoy, PhD
7 to 9 pm, Monday, March 2nd
Brooks Memorial Library
Social activism is hard work. Our limited resources of time and energy must often be shared amongst family, work and community. The truly daunting challenges we face nationally and globally stir up feelings of anger and resentment, which fuel our activism. Although anger and resentment can be entirely appropriate and useful, who wants their lives to be driven by, and be exhausted by, these emotions? In this talk we’ll explore deeper aspects of our lives that can be used to nurture and sustain our calling to social-ecological-political activism. Whole hearted activism is activism fueled not only by outrage, it draws on compassion, gratitude, and other heart-centered values that give deep meaning to our lives and are thus sustainable sources of activist engagement.
Steven Vannoy, PhD, is a practicing psychologist in Brattleboro, and a socially engaged citizen.
The views expressed at the Brattleboro Democracy Forum are not necessarily those of Brooks Memorial Library
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