Learn about the ways that the David Lynch Foundation equips members of at-risk populations, including incarcerated people and survivors of violence, to address trauma with Transcendental Meditation. A group of restorative justice advocates and community activists will discuss the roles of meditation in their work.
Free and open to the public!
Carmen Terrones, Member of Governor Pritzker’s Committee for Restorative Justice and Safe Communities
Edith Crigler, Member, Illinois Prisoner Review Board
Jane Gubser, Psy.D., Chief of Programs, Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Corrections
Maria Pike, Community Organizer and Survivor of Gun Violence
This event is part of the programming for Rebuilding the Present, presented in partnership with David Lynch Foundation Chicago. Rebuilding the Present brings together artists whose works engage a spectrum of meditative practices. The paintings, objects, audio works, and performance documentation on view suggest that meditation can function as a tool of not only self-care but of social justice writ large, offering practitioners a sense of agency to cope in the ever-growing chaos of our world. The exhibition features works by Leslie Baum, Meredith Haggerty, Cameron Harvey, Susan Hiller, David Lynch, Stan Shellabarger, and Rhonda Wheatley.