Join us for a conversation with educators about the transformative 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 and Policy Center, University of Illinois at Chicago
Cameron Harvey, Rebuilding the Present artist and yoga teacher
Nakisha Hobbs, Founder, Village Leadership Academy and Associate Director, Office of Early Childhood Development, Illinois Department of Human Services
Margaret Loranger, Assistant Principal, Bogan High School
This event is part of the programming for Rebuilding the Present, presented in partnership with the 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.