Mar 7th 2019

Join us for a conversation with Chicago based educators and school administrators about the transformational effects of Transcendental Meditation (TM) for students, in the classroom and beyond. The discussion will highlight the David Lynch Foundation’s Quiet Time Program: a practical, evidence-based approach to reduce stress and dramatically improve academic performance, student wellness, and the school environment. This event is free and open to the public.

Chris Busch, Regional Director, David Lynch Foundation – Chicago

Dr Amparo Castillo
Director of Research and Training
Midwest Latino Health, Research, Training & Policy Center
University of Illinois at Chicago

Nakisha Hobbs
Founder, Village Leadership Academy
Associate Director – Office of Early Childhood Development,
Illinois Department of Human Services

Margaret Loranger
Assistant Principal, Bogan High School
Chicago Public Schools

Carmen Harvey
Rebuilding the Present Artist and yoga teacher

This event is part of the programming for Rebuilding the Present exhibit at Weinberg/Newton Gallery, it 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 Taggerty, Cameron Harvey, Susan Hiller, David Lynch, Stan Shellabarger, and Rhonda Wheatley.

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