Transforming Trauma: Sustaining Social Justice Work
JustLead Washington is pleased to host secondary trauma expert Laura van Dernoot Lipsky for a two-hour presentation and discussion called “Transforming Trauma: Sustaining Social Justice Work in the Age of Overwhelm” to raise awareness of and respond to the cumulative toll on those who are exposed to the suffering, hardship, crises, or trauma of humans, other living beings or the planet itself. Deepening our understanding of trauma exposure and the tools for reconciling such exposure can help ease the burden of feeling overwhelmed, restore our perspective, and give us strength to navigate what is yet to come.
Advance registration and ticket purchase through Brown Paper Tickets required ( https://justleadlipsky2018.brownpapertickets.com). Though most participants will be affiliated with organizations addressing equity and justice issues across Washington, participants from all professional disciplines and life circumstances are welcome to attend. Tickets for the general public are $60; Leadership Academy alumni can purchase discount $25 tickets with the code sent via email; current Academy Fellows attend for free and need not register.
Though most participants will be affiliated with organizations addressing equity and justice issues across Washington, participants from all professional disciplines and life circumstances are welcome to attend. If cost is a barrier please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a scholarship.
Laura van Dernoot Lipsky is the founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others and The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul. Widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure, she has worked locally, nationally, and internationally for more than three decades. Lauras talks offer a compelling mix of personal insight and cutting-edge research. Filled with stories, quotes, and countless New Yorker cartoons, they have been widely praised as both engaging and effective.
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