Watching Ukraine: How to Process our Feelings

Mar 16, 2022, 6:30 pm

In the past few years Americans have been dealing with the convergence of threats to democracy in our own country, watching a rising tide of aggression around the world, and an unprecedented amount of access to the media allowing us to watch the horrors almost in real time. How do we react psychologically to this? We hope to create a space where participants can process their feelings about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as well as concerns about the state of the world itself.

Facilitator: Dr. David Derezotes

*This conversation is open to the public. No registration required, just join the Zoom call before 6:30pm.

Zoom info:
Utah Humanities is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Conversation on Ukraine
Time: Mar 16, 2022 06:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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2022 Virtual Community Conversations with Dr. Dave: The Humanities in Our News

The humanities help us understand ourselves and other people, fosters social justice and inclusivity, and give us tools for community healing and global transformation. This next year, we will examine each month a different issue in the news, for the purpose of understanding what local and global events tell us about ourselves and developing new ways of thinking about and responding to our local and global worlds. Our topics may range from gun violence and mask mandates to UFO sightings and astrological predictions. Each meeting we will first hear an expert’s opinions and then open the conversation to all participants for civil dialogue about the topic.

Info on Community Conversations:
The first 30 minutes will be spent with a trained facilitator asking topical questions and allowing a guest "expert" to share their views. Afterward will be a 60-minute guided dialogue with all participants getting the chance to offer opinions or ask questions.

Participants must register for the conversation beforehand in order to receive instructions and the Zoom link.

We emphasize that these conversations are not debates, town halls, lectures, or presentations - rather, it is a dialogue in which everyone who attends has an equal voice. At the beginning of each conversation we ask everyone to agree to follow certain conversation agreements allowing for a respectful and confidential experience.

These conversations are not recorded to ensure a brave space while respecting participants' confidentiality.

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Event Contact:

David S. Derezotes