Date(s) - 01/19/2010
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

MIT 1-277

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Lessons from Poverty, Violence, and Native America
A Talk by Sousan Abadian
The stories we tell ourselves and our communities can generate suffering and block us from leading the lives we say we want. We will explore how such toxic narratives are viral in nature, how we become susceptible to their influence, and how they contribute to the perpetuation of cycles of trauma, violence, and poverty. We will begin to explore ways in which toxic narratives can be refashioned into more generative ones, and will derive insight and inspiration from the experiences of “narrative redemption” taking place in parts of Native America.