STORIES OF TRUTH AND TRANSFORMATION: Compassion, Civic Engagement, Teaching Social Justice
See films of this virtual institute which took place, Aug. 4-6, 2021, by clicking the tab above "Speakers." Ongoing listening, sharing, and acting related to the Compassion movement which started in 2009 and is flourishing in our "City of Compassion." Join @The Intersection weekly on Thursdays, 8 am, carrying forward the institute. See https://sacrd.org/pages/attheintersection
Get online resources at www.compassionateusa.org
The Speakers pages have direct links to the sessions that were recorded and posted on UIW Media. Join in the networks serving each other listed on the Service and Scholarship pages. In the institute we recognized the value of our individual stories, engaged in educational practices to help students realize their own human dignity, their “sacred stories." We practiced listening more deeply to the stories of others, stories of earth, and compassionately embrace civic engagement for equity and justice. We are creating new stories across campuses, across cultures, across the city and the world. Please learn and network through this website.
Am I a victim, a survivor, a hero transforming the challenges into wisdom and compassion?
"The City encourages San Antonio’s institutions of learning to have all ages explore and teach compassion, based on the understanding that extensive research and resources validate the full spectrum of the benefits of compassion, from being good for the bottom line of business to being a part of the human DNA." Read an overview of the growing interest in the Charter for Compassion in San Antonio since 2009.
"Stories of Truth and Transformation" is a part of the Compassion Movement in San Antonio, Texas, which has committed itself to be a "City of Compassion." Learn of that here. The 2020 Compassionate Institute has been documented in a Case Study that can help us continue and be a model. Read here. Learn of "Compassionate Integrity Training" furthering our "City of Compassion" and consider joining the next series. Information here
College and university educators are working with civic engagement centers to co-create service learning to transform our city.
Educators from the University of the Incarnate may apply for a small stipend for using content from this for service and/or engaged scholarship in their classes. Click here for the application form.
This carries forward the 2020-2021 academic year series for San Antonio Educators "Critical Thinking, Compassion, Paths to Civic Engagement." Learn, listen, and see resources from that Wabash Foundation "Pedagogies for Social Justice" grant here.