Online Introduction to the Meetings of Opposites Curriculum
Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 6 – 8pm ET
Coming up in Charlottesville
Where Do Stereotypes Come From?
A three-, four-, or five-session course for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Wednesdays beginning March 22, 2023. (https://www.olliuva.org/)
To the extent that civic relationships among us are built on our perceptions of each other, we should investigate the nature of perception. To what extent do perceptions depend on “myth”? What can we do to wrest control of our community relationships away from myth, and bring them back toward relationships of kin, family? The workshops reveal the human perceptual mechanism which prevents us from breaking free of Us-Against-Them; and it distinguishes another way of seeing the world than perception allows, providing an actual experience of common ground among people whose opinions or positions may be irreconcilable.