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January 2018

Blessing of the Peacemakers

January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Whitley Center, Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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Since 2006, the peaceCENTER has celebrated The Blessing of the Peacemakers, a joyous hour-long interfaith ceremony featuring music, prayer, new inclusive and innovative rituals and inspirational speakers. It is the first event marking the beginning of the 64-day Season for Nonviolence and honors all of the peacemakers in the city. During the Blessing of the Peacemakers the peaceCENTER appoints the San Antonio Peace Laureate: a local voice of wisdom and experience to speak for peace and justice in San Antonio.This…

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February 2018

UTSA Civic Engagement Summit

February 8 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
UC Ballroom I 1604 Campus UTSA, One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249 United States
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Free

The Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has been nationally recognized for its dynamic and noteworthy community outreach efforts in San Antonio and its impact on the global community through teaching and research, public service, volunteerism, civic partnerships and economic development. To create an open forum for the community to share ideas and perspectives on civic engagement, the Center is hosting the 3rd Annual Civic Engagement Summit on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The…

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Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma with Janina Fisher, Ph.D

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Whitley Center, Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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Neuroscience research has established why it is that trauma results in a fragmented narrative along with a ‘living legacy’ of enduring effects. We now know that the survival responses that preserve life and integrity under threat do not diminish once safety is obtained. Meant to warn us of impending danger, these easily re-activated survival responses continue to re-evoke the events of long ago. The evolution of new neurobiologically-informed treatments offers new, hopeful answers to the aftermath of trauma and neglect:…

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Theater: Room for All–A One Act Play by Tova Rubin, PhD, Reading/Performance

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pearl Studio, 200 E. Grayson
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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$20

Dr. Tova Rubin has created a one-act play that highlights a fascinating approach to understanding therapy. The therapist in this uniquely-told story tries to help her client make sense of her anxiety and depression! Dr. Rubin delves deep into the therapy process and provides a window into the world outside the therapy room as well. Our protagonist, Samantha, with the guidance of her therapist, Dr. Blum, struggles to integrate the various parts of herself that were shattered by traumatic events…

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