Category Archives: Transformative Language Arts

GGI Grads in the News: Seema Reza and Taina Asili

In the last day, two GGI grads have been sharing their strongest words about the work we do in the world and how to do it better. Seema Reza’s article — “The Work of Waking Up the Sleeping in a … Continue reading

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A Cornucopia of Workshops for Change-makers, Visionaries, Pilgrims, and Activists: Faculty Workshops at the Fall 2016 Residency

A Change-Maker’s Journey to a Passionate Livelihood: Day Trips From Self to Community to Make Our Real Work Come True, with faculty member Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. Day trips are short jaunts from where we live to explore areas close at hand. … Continue reading

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“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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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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Seema Reza on “This Is Our Work”: Commencement Spring 2016 Talk

Seema Reza, graduating student in the IMA program and Transformative Language Arts concentration, was the Spring of 2016’s commencement speaker. Her luminous talk touched on the world before and within us, our capacity for change, facing the mythic demon child, … Continue reading

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A Garden of Interdisciplinary Delights (including Rosie the Riveter, and Sex and Drugs): Graduating Student Presentations

Graduating students at the spring 2016 residency studied a myriad and interdisciplinary areas. Here’s a sampling of what our graduating students presented to show the depth and range of their studies. The Aesthetics of Consciousness, with IMA-CS graduating student Justin … Continue reading

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Taina Asili Pens Song for Black Lives Matter

Taina Asili, a long-time Transformative Language Artist and activist singer-songwriter, just wrote and recorded a powerful anthem for the Black Lives Matter movement. Featured in the online news source mic.com, Taina shares a video of her song “Freedom.” She writes … Continue reading

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