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Poetry Readings and Interviews

The Summit has ended, but you can still enjoy these Highlights.

These poet conversations are available for a limited time Encore. Additionally, you can watch select Speaker Talks, Event Replays, Musical Performances, and Spanish-language talks during the Encore.

We are honored to have acclaimed poets joining us for this Summit! Each poet conversation will be available to watch for free from the day it is released until the end of the Summit.

The Encore will be available to watch for free until: October 3, 11:59pm New York time

Time left to watch the Encore:

Day 1

Ellen Bass

Will be posted on September 19 at 12:01am New York time.

  • Poetry Reading and Interview: Being Met in the Depths of Needing To Be Known

    Ellen Bass

    Award-Winning Poet and Educator, Bestselling Nonfiction Author

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    Highlights from this session:
    • Becoming conscious of opportunities for humor, even in the hardest times in life
    • Poetry as exploration and discovery vs knowing, in writing about trauma and challenging subjects
    • How survivors of child sexual abuse can heal through writing poetry

    “Metaphor is where you see the oneness of the world.” -Ellen Bass

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    Bonus: Ten Poems

    On the theme of poetry and healing.

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    Ellen Bass

    Poet and educator Ellen Bass is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Her most recent book of poetry, Indigo, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2020. Previous books include Like a Beggar, a finalist for The Paterson Poetry Prize, The Publishers Triangle Award, The Milt Kessler Poetry Award, The Lambda Literary Award, and the Northern California Book Award; The Human Line; and Mules of Love, which won The Lambda Literary Award. Bass has also written works of nonfiction, including, with Laura Davis, The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, which has sold over a million copies and has been translated into twelve languages. The New Yorker has published ten of Bass’s poems throughout the years, and two have been chosen for The New Yorker podcast. She teaches in the MFA program at Pacific University and lives in Santa Cruz, California.

Day 2

Juan Felipe Herrera

Will be posted on September 20 at 12:01am New York time.

  • Poetry Reading and Interview: Giving Language to Grief and Joy

    Juan Felipe Herrera

    Mexican-American Performer and Activist, US Poet Laureate 2015–2017

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    Warning: this important conversation includes brief reference to sexual assault and children dying at the border. If you anticipate this topic to be too triggering for you to hear about and effectively process on your own, we recommend you choose not to listen.

    Highlights from this session:
    • Poetry as a gift of friendship and consolation for those who have endured crisis and loss
    • Poems as offerings, the Aztec word xochicuicatl meaning “flower song”: a fleeting and beautiful celebration of life
    • Exploring challenging experiences through the alchemy of poetry

    “So many of us are craving fulfillment and wished we had fulfillment, and don’t know where it is or what it is. When, in fact, all it is, is giving of ourselves.” -Juan Felipe Herrera 

    Bonus: Mandala Poetry Insight Healing Exercises

    An inspiring video with additional poetry readings, teachings, and multiple creative prompts and practices to explore.

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    Juan Felipe Herrera

    Juan Felipe Herrera is the 21st Poet Laureate of the United States (2015–2016) and is the first Latino to hold the position. From 2012–2014, Herrera served as California State Poet Laureate. Herrera’s many collections of poetry include; Every Day We Get More Illegal; Notes on the Assemblage; Senegal Taxi; Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems, a recipient of the PEN/Beyond Margins Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross The Border: Undocuments 1971–2007. He is also the author of Crashboomlove: A Novel in Verse, which received the Americas Award. His books of prose for children include: SkateFate, Calling The Doves, which won the Ezra Jack Keats Award; Upside Down Boy, which was adapted into a musical for young audiences in New York City; and Cinnamon Girl: Letters Found Inside a Cereal Box. His book Jabberwalking, a children’s book focused on turning your wonder at the world around you into weird, wild, incandescent poetry, came out in 2018. Herrera is also a performance artist and activist on behalf of migrant and indigenous communities and at-risk youth.

    Learn more at blueflowerarts.com/artist/juan-felipe-herrera

Day 3

Mai Der Vang

Will be posted on September 21 at 12:01am New York time.

  • Poetry Reading and Interview: Tending the Ancestral Wounds

    Mai Der Vang

    Award-Winning Poet, Educator

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    Highlights from this session:
    • A poem is the potential for a new truth to emerge: spiritual truth, emotional truth, traumatic truth, ancestral truth
    • Finding out where the hurt is happening; creating moments to grieve what our elders had no chance to
    • The work of poetry: creating the potential for more questions

    “I believe that every poem is the potential for a new truth to emerge.” – Mai Der Vang

    Bonus: A Collection of Poems

    From her first book “Afterland” and her forthcoming book Yellow Rain.

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    Mai Der Vang

    Mai Der Vang is the author of Yellow Rain (Graywolf Press, 2021), and Afterland (Graywolf Press, 2017), winner of the 2016 Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award in Poetry, and a finalist for the 2018 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship, she served as a Visiting Writer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her poetry has appeared in PoetryTin House, the American Poetry Review, among other journals and anthologies. Her poetry has appeared in PoetryTin House, The American Poetry Review, among other journals and anthologies. Her essays have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. Mai Der also co-edited How Do I Begin: A Hmong American Literary Anthology with the Hmong American Writers’ Circle. A Kundiman fellow, Mai Der has completed residencies at Civitella Ranieri and Hedgebrook. Born and raised in Fresno, California, she earned degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University. She teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Fresno State. Learn more at maidervang.com.

Day 4

Layli Long Soldier

Will be posted on September 22 at 12:01am New York time.

  • Poetry Reading and Interview: On This Muddy Switchback Trail, I Know I Am Not Alone

    Layli Long Soldier

    Poet and Educator

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    Warning: this important conversation includes discussion and images from art installations addressing the U.S. Congressional Apology, and of the discovery of unmarked Indigenous graves from Canadian Residential Schools and U.S. boarding schools. Please consider whether this conversation may be disturbing to you. If you anticipate this topic to be too triggering for you to hear about and effectively process on your own, we recommend you choose not to listen.

    Highlights from this session:
    • The power of specificity where the senses are numbed: a personal response to the institutional legalese of the “Apology to the Native Peoples of the United States”
    • The physical, kinetic, transformative magic of a genuine apology
    • Grief and beauty in the strength of community coming together in song, prayer, and protocol

    The title of this talk is drawn from the poem “38″ in Layli’s book WHEREAS: “As treaties were abrogated (broken) and new treaties were drafted, one after another, the new treaties often referenced old defunct treaties, and it is a muddy, switchback trail to follow. / Although I often feel lost on this trail, I know I am not alone.”

    “We are just one, but it’s that sense of community, and togetherness that makes the whole thing work.” – Layli Long Soldier

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    Bonus: Red Dress Special

    Video offered by Tia Wood at the Gathering of Nations, dedicated to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. A way to address how to gather, give, and DO something together to heal.

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    Layli Long Soldier

    Layli Long Soldier is the author of WHEREAS, a winner of multiple awards including the Whiting Award, and a finalist for the National Book Award. She is the recipient of a 2015 Lannan Fellowship for Poetry and a 2015 National Artist Fellowship from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Day 5

Pádraig Ó Tuama

Will be posted on September 23 at 12:01am New York time.

  • Poetry Reading and Interview: The Psychic and Artistic Echos of Language, Mythology, and Ritual

    Pádraig Ó Tuama

    Distinguished Irish Poet, Theologian and Mediator

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    Highlights from this session:
    • The life-changing experience of distilling the most painful experiences into poetry
    • The trauma of colonized language
    • The importance of accompanying facts with some form of ritual and moral reckoning that accounts for the souls of those who were harmed

    “I don’t think the stories of origin are there to try to promote forensic analysis, they’re there somehow as an echo of the poetry of human longing.” – Pádraig Ó Tuama

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    Pádraig Ó Tuama

    Pádraig Ó Tuama is an Irish poet and theologian and host of Poetry Unbound from On Being studios. His work has been published in Harvard Review, Poem-A-Day, Poetry Ireland, and many other places, as well as being broadcast on national public radio stations in Ireland, the UK, New Zealand, Australia and the US. He is the former leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest reconciliation organisation. His work carries interest in language, conflict and religion. Learn more at http://www.padraigotuama.com and blueflowerarts.com/artist/padraig-o-tuama

Day 6

Patricia Smith

Will be posted on September 24 at 12:01am New York time.

  • Poetry Reading and Interview: Coming Onto the Page, Coming Into the Light

    Patricia Smith

    Author and Award-Winning Poet

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    Warning: this important conversation includes a brief reference of domestic violence and murder. Please consider whether this conversation may be disturbing to you. If you anticipate this topic to be too triggering for you to hear about and effectively process on your own, we recommend you choose not to listen.

    Highlights from this session:
    • How to acknowledge and work with the stories people don’t want to hear – why secrets aren’t the best thing to be good at
    • Poetry as a way of seeing and being with what is, especially when it’s hard and uncomfortable
    • Listening for the story and voices you’re not hearing

    “The single cure is listening – it’s just stopping in your body, listening, and not letting your prejudice talk for you before you have a chance to hear anything.” – Patricia Smith

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    Patricia Smith

    Patricia Smith is the award-winning author of eight critically-acclaimed books of poetry, including Incendiary Art (Triquarterly Books, 2017), winner of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the 2018 NAACP Image Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah (Coffee House Press, 2012), winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets; Blood Dazzler (Coffee House Press, 2008), a National Book Award finalist; and Gotta Go, Gotta Flow (CityFiles Press, 2015), a collaboration with award-winning Chicago photographer Michael Abramson. Her other books include the poetry volumes Teahouse of the Almighty (Coffee House Press, 2006), Close to Death (Zoland Books, 1998), Big Towns Big Talk (Zoland Books, 2002), Life According to Motown (Tia Chucha, 1991); the children’s book Janna and the Kings (Lee & Low, 2013), and the history Africans in America (Mariner, 1999), a companion book to the award-winning PBS series. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, The Baffler, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Tin House and in Best American Poetry, Best American Essays and Best American Mystery Stories. She co-edited The Golden Shovel Anthology—New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (University of Arkansas Press, 2017), and edited the crime fiction anthology Staten Island Noir (Akashic Books, 2012). Learn more at www.wordwoman.ws/.

Day 7

Osho Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, PhD

Will be posted on September 25 at 12:01am New York time.

  • Paths to Healing: Contemplation, Stillness, Mysticism, Ritual, and Ceremony

    Osho Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, PhD

    Poet, Author, Zen Buddhist Priest

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    Highlights from this session:
    • Taking the time for contemplative practice in everyday life
    • A shift in view of collective trauma as a gateway to insight and transformation
    • The necessity of creating collective ceremony as collective healing action

    “We’re not the same because we’re human, we’re the same because we’re from the same source of light in life.”

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    Bonus: Written In The Dirt—the Message Of Awakened Ancestors

    An excerpt from her book “The Deepest Peace”.

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    Osho Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, PhD

    Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, PhD (she/her) is a poet, author, and Zen Buddhist priest. The essence of all her transmissions come together in her teachings including these books, The Deepest Peace: Contemplations From A Season of Stillness, Sanctuary: A Meditation on Home, Homelessness, and Belonging, The Way of Tenderness: Awakening Through Race, Sexuality, and Gender (print and audio), Tell Me Something About Buddhism (foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh) and Black Angel Cards: 36 Oracles and Messages for Divining Your Life. She is contributing author to many anthologies including Dharma, Color, Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism, Hidden Lamp: Stories From Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women. Her work has been featured in Essence Magazine, CNN, CBS NEWS, On Being, Buddhadharma, and Lion’s Roar. She holds an M.A. from UCLA and a PhD in Transformative Learning from California Institute of Integral Studies.

    Osho Zenju’s practice is influenced by Native American and African indigenous traditions. She was raised in the Church of Christ where she was an avid reader of the Bible and adored the true mystic teachings on Christ’s path. She also participated in ceremony with Ifá diviners from Dahomey, Africa, and briefly studied Yoruba. She formally worked for decades in social science research, philanthropy with major foundations, director for non-profit organizations including those serving women and girls, cultural arts, education, and mental health. Learn more at zenju.org. 

     

Day 8

Marilyn Nelson

Will be posted on September 26 at 12:01am New York time.

  • Poetry Reading and Interview: African-American History, Freedom and the Power of Words

    Marilyn Nelson

    Educator, Poet, Author

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    Highlights from this session:
    • Slowing down to listen and see with the imagination
    • Letting the silence do the work
    • Poetry as a glimpse into other worlds where we can find ourselves

    “The language we’re taught is not necessarily the language of truth.” – Marilyn Nelson

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    Marilyn Nelson

    Marilyn Nelson is the author or translator of seventeen poetry books and the memoir How I Discovered Poetry. She is also the author of The Fields Of Praise: New And Selected Poems, which won the 1998 Poets’ Prize, Carver: A Life In Poems, which won the 2001 Boston Globe/Hornbook Award and the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, and Fortune’s Bones, which was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and won the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry. Nelson’s honors include two NEA creative writing fellowships, the 1990 Connecticut Arts Award, a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, a fellowship from the J.S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Frost Medal. She was the Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut from 2001-2006. Learn more at marilyn-nelson.com/.

Day 9

No additional poetry interview today.

Day 10

David Whyte

Will be posted on September 28 at 12:01am New York time.

  • Poetry Reading and Interview: Generative Conversations for Creativity

    David Whyte

    Poet, Author, and Philosopher

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    Warning: this important conversation includes a brief reference to warfare. Please consider whether this conversation may be disturbing to you. If you anticipate this topic to be too triggering for you to hear about and effectively process on your own, we recommend you choose not to listen.

    Highlights from this session:
    • Following the path of heartbreak: one of the great courageous roads that poetry has taken through the centuries
    • Poetry as rehabilitation: inviting all the qualities back in that we’ve previously pushed away, in order to be understood
    • How poetry opens up a channel between a deep inner foundation and our movement out at the frontiers of the world

    “Whatever you’re looking for is just beyond yourself.” – David Whyte

    Bonus: For the Road to Santiago

    A poem from David’s forthcoming book of poetry, Still Possible. To be published in winter 2021.

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    David Whyte

    David Whyte grew up with a strong, imaginative influence from his Irish mother among the hills and valleys of his father’s Yorkshire. He now makes his home in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

    The author of eight books of poetry and four books of prose, David Whyte holds a degree in Marine Zoology and has traveled extensively, including living and working as a naturalist guide in the Galapagos Islands and leading anthropological and natural history expeditions in the Andes, Amazon and Himalaya. He brings this wealth of experience to his poetry, lectures and workshops.

    His life as a poet has created a readership and listenership in three normally mutually exclusive areas: the literate world of readings that most poets inhabit, the psychological and theological worlds of philosophical enquiry and the world of vocation, work and organizational leadership.

    David Whyte is one of the few poets to take his perspectives on creativity into the field of organizational development, where he works with many European, American and international companies. He is the recipient of two honorary degrees: from Neumann College in Pennsylvania and Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia. Learn more at davidwhyte.com 

Meet Your Online Summit Hosts

  • Thomas Hübl

    Host, Teacher, Author of Healing Collective Trauma, and Founder of the Academy of Inner Science

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    Thomas Hübl 

    Thomas Hübl is a teacher, author, and international facilitator whose lifelong work integrates the core insights of the great wisdom traditions and mysticism with the discoveries of science. Since the early 2000s, he has been leading large-scale events and courses that focus on the healing and integration of trauma, with a special focus on the shared history of Israelis and Germans. Over the last decade, he has facilitated dialogue with thousands of people around healing the collective traumas of racism, oppression, colonialism, genocides in the U.S., Israel, Germany, Spain, and Argentina. He has been teaching workshops and presenting trainings for Harvard Medical School since 2019. 

    His non-profit organization, the Pocket Project, works to support the healing of collective trauma throughout the world. He is the author of the book Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds. Learn more online at www.collectivetraumabook.com and thomashuebl.com

  • Dr. Laura Calderón de la Barca

    Host, Psychotherapist, Cultural Analyst and Collective Healing Researcher

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    Dr. Laura Calderón de la Barca

    Dr. Laura Calderón de la Barca is a psychotherapist, cultural analyst, author and educator. She has a passion for supporting people, individually and as part of a community, to live life to the fullest, and does so through her psychotherapeutic and counselling work with individuals, couples and groups over the last 14 years. She also provides professional training, educational material, research and has offered presentations on various national media in Mexico and Canada. Besides degrees in Literature and Linguistics (BAHons), Discourse Analysis (MA) and Social, Community and Organizational Studies, (PhD, Chaos and complexity theories applied to social healing) Laura holds diplomas as Narrative Therapist (from the Latin American Institute of Family Studies, Mexico City), Anger Management Specialist (with Moose Anger Management in Vancouver, Canada) and Intuitive Integral Psychotherapist and Trainer from the Masters Center for Transformation (Ashland, Oregon). She studies with Thomas Hübl since 2016, graduated from the first Pocket Project training, has participated in the first 2 Collective Trauma Summits as a panelist and then a host, facilitated the Latin-American, Mexican and Colombia Collective Trauma Exploration Labs, and hosts BIPOC spaces in courses offered by Thomas. Beside her PhD thesis, a written psychotherapeutic prototype session for Mexico, she edited a pioneering book on Collective healing with Maurizio Andolfi (The Oaxaca Book, Accademia di Psicoterapia della Famiglia, Roma: 2008), and has been active in the field of collective healing since 2004.

    Learn more here: https://www.terapiaparamexico.com/english/aboutus.html

  • Robin Alfred

    Host, Executive Coach, Facilitator of Transformation Fields, and Purpose Consultant

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    Robin Alfred

    Robin Alfred has been studying with Thomas for over 13 years. He is a Senior Student and has had the honour and delight of serving as a mentor on many of Thomas’s online courses and of being one of the co-hosts of the previous 2 Online Trauma Summits. Robin’s passion is to support individual and collective awakening through the embodiment of the timeless, and yet contemporary, mystical teachings that Thomas offers. He practices this in his work as an executive coach, leadership trainer, event facilitator and organisational consultant, all of which have a global reach. He describes his purpose as ‘the facilitation of  transformational and healing fields’ – be this in individuals, groups or organisations. Born into a Jewish family, with refugee grandparents who suffered the trauma of persecution in Russia and Poland, Robin has now lived for 26 years in the Findhorn ecovillage and spiritual community in Scotland, and studied with a Sufi master for 6 years before meeting Thomas. Robin is a lover of silence, poetry, nature and all things sustainable.

  • Ruby Mendenhall

    Host, Professor of Sociology and African American Studies; Associate Dean for Diversity and Democratization of Health Innovation

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    Ruby Mendenhall

    Ruby Mendenhall is a Professor of Sociology, African American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, Gender and Women’s Studies and Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ruby is an Associate Dean for Diversity and Democratization of Health Innovation at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. She is the founder of the Designing Resiliency and Well-being Maker Lab Node at the college of medicine. She is the co-developer of Designing Spaces of Hope: Interiors and Exteriors and the Community Healing and Resistance through Storytelling frameworks. Her research examines Black mothers’ resiliency and spirituality, and how living in racially segregated neighborhoods with high levels of violence affects their mental and physical health. She is currently directing the STEM Illinois Nobel Project, funded by the National Science Foundation, which provides unprecedented access to computer science and the training of Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Citizen/Community Scientists (CSs). Recent grants from the MacArthur Foundation and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will also support work around training CHWs and CSs. Ruby discusses her vision for healing in her TEDxUIUC talk entitled DREAMing and Designing Spaces of Hope. Website: https://afro.illinois.edu/directory/profile/rubymen

  • Kosha Joubert

    Host, CEO of the Pocket Project, Former CEO of the Global Ecovillage Network

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    Kosha Joubert

    Kosha Anja Joubert serves as CEO of the Pocket Project, dedicated to restoring a fragmented world by addressing and integrating ancestral and collective trauma. She holds an MSc in Organisational Development, is an international facilitator, author, coach and consultant, and has worked extensively in the fields of sustainable development, community engagement and intercultural collaboration. Kosha grew up in South Africa under Apartheid and has been dedicated to the healing of divides and transformational edge-work ever since. She has authored several books and received the Dadi Janki Award (2017) for engaging spirituality in life and work and the One World Award (2018) for her work in building the Global Ecovillage Network to a worldwide movement reaching out to over 6000 communities on all continents. Learn more here.

  • Dr. Angel Acosta

    Host and Principal Consultant at Acosta Consulting

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    Dr. Angel Acosta

    For the last decade, Dr. Angel Acosta has worked to bridge the fields of leadership, social justice, and mindfulness. With a doctorate degree in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, Dr. Acosta has supported educational leaders and their students by facilitating leadership trainings, creating pathways to higher education, and designing dynamic learning experiences. His dissertation explored healing-centered education as a promising framework for educational leadership development.

    After participating in the Mind and Life Institute’s Academy for Contemplative Leadership, Dr. Acosta began consulting and developing learning experiences that weave leadership development with conversations about inequality and healing, to support educational leaders through contemplative and restorative practices. As a former trustee for the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, he participated as a speaker and discussant at the Asia Pacific Forum on Holistic Education in Kyoto, Japan. He continues to consult for organizations like the NYC Department of Education, UNICEF, Columbia University and others. Over the last couple of years, he has designed the Contemplating 400 Years of Inequality Experience–a contemplative journey to understand structural inequality. He’s a proud member of the 400 Years of Inequality Project, based at the New School. Learn more at www.drangelacosta.com

     

  • Anna Molitor

    Poetry Curator and Host, Somatic Healing Practitioner and Group Facilitator

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    Anna Molitor

    Anna is a somatic healing practitioner, group facilitator, and a lover of poetry and movement arts that open a path toward what is most essential. She has a deep passion for the mystery and precision of individual and collective trauma healing and restoration. Anna’s work is deeply informed by 9 years of study and work with Thomas Hübl, her immersion as an assistant facilitator in Bloodline Healing (an ancestral healing modality), and her study of Somatic Experiencing Trauma Healing. She bows to the poets, myth tellers, musicians, healers, trackers, dancers, artists and wild creatures who have blessed her path and woven their magic into who she has become. Anna is a senior student of Thomas Hübl, as well as the Event Manager for Thomas’ Celebrate Life Festival US. She is delighted to serve as Poetry & Music Curator for the 2021 Collective Trauma Summit.

  • Roger Housden

    Host and Author

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    Roger Housden

    Roger grew up on the edge of Bath, England. From 1986-98 he founded and ran The Open Gate, a conference and workshop center in England that introduced the work of Ram Dass, Thich Nath Hanh, Jacob Needleman, James Hillman, Robert Bly, and many others into Europe. His first book was published in the U.K. in 1990, and as of 2018, he has published twenty-six books, including four travel books, a novella, Chasing Love and Revelation, and the best-selling Ten Poems series, which began in 2001 with Ten Poems to Change Your Life and ended with the publication in 2018 of Ten Poems for Difficult Times. Dropping the Struggle: 7 Ways to Love the Life You Have, was published in 2016 by New World Library. His work has been featured many times in The Oprah MagazineThe New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. He moved from his native England to the Bay Area in 1998 and now runs Zoom workshops with an emphasis on self-discovery and exploration through immersion in poetry. Learn more at rogerhousden.com

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