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Parker J. Palmer at Lobero Theatre


Posted: Monday, January 9, 2012

By: Laura Pinner (Expired article)

Santa Barbara, CA -

In his first ever public appearance in Southern California, acclaimed writer, speaker and public intellectual Parker J. Palmer will talk about his newest book, Healing the Heart of Democracy. Building on his decades of social activism and inner life exploration, Palmer looks with realism and hope at how “We the People” can deal with our political tensions for the sake of the common good. His talk will be followed by dialogue with the audience.

Congresswoman Lois Capps said Palmer’s new book “could not be more timely and needed in our country today. Parker Palmer gives voice to the yearning for democracy and a politics that honors the human spirit.” Building on his decades of social activism and inner life exploration, Palmer looks with realism and hope at how “We the People” can deal with our political tensions for the sake of the common good.

Palmer’s nine books include the bestselling The Courage to Teach, Let Your Life Speak, and A Hidden Wholeness. His work speaks to people from many walks of life, including public schools, universities, religious institutions, foundations and nonprofit organizations. In 2010, Palmer was given the William Rainey Harper Award, whose previous recipients include Margaret Mead, Elie Wiesel, and Marshall McLuhan.

Ken Saxon, Founder of Courage to Lead, said “we are thrilled to host Parker Palmer and to share him with Santa Barbara. Parker is a wise and articulate analyst of the human condition, and he promotes a kind of community we need more of in this world. Our programs locally are grounded in his work.” Based in Santa Barbara, Courage To Lead® is a program for the personal and professional renewal of Executive Directors and other top-level nonprofit leaders. The program’s mission is to support such leaders in sustaining their passion and calling for their work, and to build a vibrant community of peers around them. Since Ken Saxon founded the program in 2008, more than sixty nonprofit leaders from the Santa Barbara-area and across California have actively participated in the year-long program.

Parker Palmer is the founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal, whose mission is to “change the world from the inside out” through programs and resources that help educators, doctors, clergy, and leaders of all kinds.

Tickets: $20 – Reserved, $10 - Teachers and Students
Available at the Lobero Box Office: 805-963-0761 or at www.lobero.com.
Sponsored by Courage to Lead www.couragetoleadnp.org






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