**Please note that this workshop is limited to the first 100 registrations and will be approved two days before the workshop (you will receive an email on Monday June 22). All registrations thereafter will be on a waitlist.**
During this historic moment of simultaneous global pandemic and resistance to systemic racism and injustice, we are witnessing a world in collective isolation, immense grief, and justifiable rage. We are also witnessing an opening to collectively contemplate our deepest motivations that drive how we live, work, and relate to each other as well as the planet.
In this online workshop with Dr. Ramona Beltrán, we will explore the definition(s) of love and how our unique interpretations inform our values, ethics, and practices, as well as governing systems. We will dive into the ways story + poetry has served as technology for understanding the emotion and worldview called love. We will explore how our definitions have been created or influenced by colonization, how stories can be etched into lands and bodies, and how despite generations of legacies and genetics, they can be rewritten.
This workshop will not attempt to resolve centuries of collective histories or this current moment. It will explore how a better understanding of language, story, and embodied narratives can lead to a better question, as well as a tool for reimagining the future.
With special guest: Mark Gonzales, M.Ed. Mark serves as the inaugural Chair of the Department of the Future.