Speaker: Parker Palmer -- with Mary Pipher and Michael Penn

Courage & Vulnerability: Corona and the Wisdom of Elders

Please join us for a rare opportunity to be in conversation with Parker J. Palmer, a celebrated author, educator, wise elder, and unique national treasure, as he shares his wisdom about living with both vulnerability and grace as an elder in the age of corona.  For more than five decades, Parker has written and spoken about subjects ranging from contemplation to community, the inner life to public life, education to social change. He is known as one of the nation’s most thoughtful voices, calling us all to ways of being in the world that honor the human heart and promote a humane society. His most recent book is On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity and Getting Old (2018).



We will also have the opportunity to hear reflections from Mary Pipher, Nebraska-based clinical psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of several works, including Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing As We Age (January 2019), as well as from Prof. Michael Penn, whose remarkable journey -- from childhood poverty to becoming a distinguished Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Franklin & Marshall College (all while surviving a near-death experience and focusing research on the pathogenesis of hope and hopelessness) -- is an embodiment of resilience and fortitude in the face of deep uncertainty and adversity.

We will invite audience questions and reflections.  Please join us as we collectively probe the challenges and revelations of this unique time in our human unfolding!                  

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