WHO: Parker J. Palmer, Ph.D. in Sociology from University of California, Berkeley – writer, teacher and activist who works independently on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. His work spans a range of institutions: colleges and universities, public schools, community organizations, religious institutions, corporations and foundations.
WHAT: Discussion on "Let Your Life Speak: Education, Vocation and the Needs of the World."
WHEN: 2:45 p.m., Monday, March 31
WHERE: Trustees Dining Room, Building D, Mercer's Cecil B. Day Campus, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta – just inside the northeast Atlanta perimeter
WHY: Author of the widely-read book, The Courage to Teach, Dr. Palmer has been challenging students and professors across the country to think more deeply about teaching and vocation. Palmer travels extensively giving workshops, lectures and retreats. He has often been cited as a master teacher. Recognized by awards from the Danforth Foundation, the Lilly Endowment and the Fetzer Institute, Palmer's work includes Let Your Life Speak, The Active Life, To Know as We are Known, The Company of Strangers and The Promise of Paradox.
CONTACT: Sponsored by the University Commons, the event is free and open to the public. For information, contact Dean M. D. Bratcher, (478) 301-2016, Mercer University Commons
Media interested in covering the event should contact Elizabeth Flader at (478) 301-2933.
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