Nov. 29–‘Re-Enchanting Humanity: An Evening of Stories and Music for Sustainability’
Nov. 29, 7-8:30 p.m., Maxwell Auditorium (with open reception in Maxwell Foyer at 6 p.m.)
Nearly 50 visionary leaders representing diverse ideologies and disciplines will gather at Syracuse University to engage in a dialog, telling the stories of our civilization and searching for a shared narrative to promote sustainability and move us beyond conflict. Organized around the four topic areas of Environment, Economy, Democracy and Being, this dialog will encourage the creation of stories that can engender a more compassionate, inclusive, civil society, one that can support a sustainable future. Thursday evening activities will include an open reception at which the public and university community can gather with participants, followed by a panel discussion and cultural program to share emerging narratives. Opening remarks by sociology professor Marjorie DeVault on the role of narrative in social change. Panelists will include Rabbi Brad Hirschfield (Co-President of CLAL), Naresh Singh (former UN Advisor for Poverty and Sustainable Livelihoods), Nick Stuart (president and CEO of Odyssey Networks). Stories presented by Francis Parks, storytelling matriarch and founder of Sojourner Story Festival. Music offered by jazz clarinetist David Rothenberg, with world-renowned sound designer Doug Quin.
Hosted by Hendricks Chapel, PARCC, Wisdom Thinkers Network, and SUNY ESF
Contact Person: Elizabeth Myers
PARCC, Maxwell School