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11May/19

COMPASSIONATE ACTION: THE HEALING POWER OF TELLING YOUR STORY

Lisa Weinert

Jamia Wilson, Lisa Weinert, and Kate Johnson will come together for Compassionate Action at the Rubin on May 15 (photos by Aubrie Pick, Renee Choi, Filip Wolak)

Who: Kate Johnson, Jamia Wilson, Lisa Weinert
What: Thought Party (“mindfulness of thinking”) and Group Journaling
Where: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th St. at Seventh Ave., 212-620-5000
When: Wednesday, May 15, $25 (use discount code CA20 to save $5), 7:00
Why: On May 15, Feminist Press executive director Jamia Wilson, Narrative Healing founder Lisa Weinert, and meditation teacher Kate Johnson will gather at the Rubin Museum for the latest installment of Compassionate Action, a series of interactive events with artists, healers, and others that will help guide participants in strengthening their skills and making a difference in the ever-more-challenging contemporary world. The evening’s theme is “Thought Party (‘mindfulness of thinking’) and Group Journaling” and will include a mindful contemplation meditation, a conversation about how stories can lead to healing, and an activity to find your voice and express it, as we all have stories to tell and to hear. Co-created and hosted by Johnson, Compassionate Action continues Wednesdays in May and June with such other programs as “Pleasure, Power, and Sexual Liberation” with Lama Rod Owens and Johnson, “The Power of Hope in a Changing Climate” with Ibrahim Abdul-Matin and Jungwon Kim, and “Joy, Rigor, and the Power of Wise Masculinity” with Bobbito Garcia and Johnson.

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