Category Archives: Cultural & Cross-Cultural Studies

“Restoring the Soul After War”: Student Shomriel Sherman Writes of Sharing the Burden and Finding the Sacred

Shomriel Sherman, a current student in Transformative Language Arts, has been studying the intersection between the trauma of war and the trauma of illness as well as ways to work with such pain. This is her report of attending several … Continue reading

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Jeremy D. Johnson: A Place Where Education, Knowledge, Art, the Transpersonal Converge

I came to Goddard through an alumni who was in his last year of the Individualized M.A. program in Consciousness Studies. We were good friends and discovered each other online—both of us were active “vloggers” or YouTube bloggers circa 2008-9. … Continue reading

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Listening-Based Community Engagement and Locally-Sources Sustainability with Steve Wright

Steve Wright, through his organization 4 Walls International, knows that “the world is littered with opportunities,” but how can people who want to promote positive change work in communities not their own without simply imposing their own agendas? Steve, a … Continue reading

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Hunger Pangs and Bio-Navigating the Counter-Intuitive Food System with Jennifer Arlia

Jennifer Arlia writes in her thesis, “I love to eat. But anyone who knows me, even if just for an hour, knows this.” Food, an intricate part of culture and identity, especially since for Jennifer, who is part of an … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Life and Art of Maceo Leatherwood Through His Daughter, the Poet Vanita Leatherwood

Vanita Leatherwood, a graduate of the Transformative Language Arts concentration in the Individualized MA program, is thrilled to be moderating a special retrospective of the life and art of her father, the artist Maceo Leatherwood, “a dedicated and disciplined explorer … Continue reading

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GGI Faculty Member’s Project Highlighted in Film Festival

The Contamination Waltz, a short film about the Winter/Summer Institute (WSI) — which GGI faculty member Katt Lissard is artistic director of — was just named an official selection of the 28th Annual Dallas VideoFest (October 12th-18th). Here’s a description … Continue reading

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The Power of Words Conference Celebrates Transformative Language Arts

The 12th annual Power of Words conference, held Sept 17-21 at Unity Village in Kansas City, MO., brought together over 110 writers, storytellers, artists, activists, educators, change-makers, health professionals and visionaries to explore how writing, storytelling, performance, and other arts … Continue reading

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