Public Engagement


A Pre-Thanksgiving Meditation

Friday, November 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Arnhold Hall , 908 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

We all know someone who voted for our elect. They may be in our families. We might have to see them for Thanksgiving this year.

How can we care for ourselves during this time? How can we show compassion for difficult people without sacrificing our own feelings and values? What will make us feel most empowered?

We will talk about tips and tricks for listening to your gut and setting an intention before settling in with family at the table. Whether you want to educate family members or not, we will talk about ways to stay present. When the stereotypical “drunk uncle” or “racist aunt” pipes up, we will have methods of opening up the conversation or politely declining it.

You are the beloved college student coming back from NYC, and you have a right to the Thanksgiving of your choice.

There will be tea, discussion, and a metta (loving-kindness) meditation.

Led by April O’Donnell, School of Drama BFA senior, registered yoga teacher, and women’s advocate. Email with questions. Visit Facebook for more info, here.

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By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave..
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.