CREATIVE MINDFULNESS & RESILIENT WELLNESS
The theme for the 2019 Forum highlights the key and vital role that creativity and mindfulness can have on our personal lives and communities, through consistent practice. In an increasingly virtual and divided world, we seek to re-ignite our relationship to natural outdoor settings and eco-cultural practices and understandings that affirm our capacity to achieve optimally across the wide spectrum of our human potential. To support this theme, the 2019 Wellness Forum will be co-located with the Creativity Camp facilitated by the Music Is Healing collective. The art track proposes an open call for submissions of artworks, poetry, films, installations, interactive experiences that challenge traditional ways of thinking about individual or community wellness. Works of art addressing themes of climate change, gun violence, personal and collective journeys to healing, the role of nature on human awakening (and the like) are especially welcomed. People of color, women, LGBTQ, college students and youth are strongly encouraged to submit.
The Wellness Forum will be located in the MLK Student Union (Pauley Ballroom), and feature speakers, workshops and interactive info sessions on topics ranging from time management to mindfulness, physical fitness, nutrition (and more) with the goal to provide students valuable tools that fortify the four pillars of wellness: mind, body, community, spirit. It builds on the premise that maintaining a healthy state amidst a toxic environment is a revolutionary act; that wellness at the individual level depends on community wellness, which in turn connects to a wide variety of environmental factors and sociocultural activities including mindfulness practices, fitness strategies, nutritional habits and spiritual relationships. The forum invites contributions across the spectrum of efforts that challenge the status quo in the discourse on bringing healing back to our communities.
Stellar speakers, facilitators and performers.