Public Engagement

Alumni General Public

Calling, Career, and Commitment

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Orozco Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, Room A712, New York, NY 10011

Learn how three former Lang students/alumna articulate and live out their respective callings and commitments to spirituality and social justice across the lifespan: at the time of birth; with community and family; and with the ill and dying. Panel discussion followed by Q&A. 


Elsa Asher, a reproductive rights activist, poet/storyteller, and doula, is currently completing a graduate degree in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University.

Laura Ross brings a background in musical theatre, education, and spiritually-focused performance art to her work as Director of Jewish Family Engagement at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven.

Bridget Sumser, LMSW, Director of Palliative Social Work at Winthrop Hospital, integrates holistic and contemplative practices into her work with the chronically ill and dying.

Moderated by:  Professor Katherine Kurs, Faculty of Religious Studies, Eugene Lang College.

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions


Alumni, General Public


Humanity, Society, Social Justice


Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts


Health, Wellness and Therapy, Social Justice, Religion and Spirituality


Free; No tickets or reservations required.

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