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Applying Ancient Wisdom to Innovation

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The Port Workspaces - Garden Room

344 20th St. Oakland CA 94612

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Tap into your third eye! How can we look to ancient wisdom from different communities and traditions to inform solutions to today's challenges?

Hear from a panel of leaders who draw from ancient wisdom in different faith and cultural traditions ranging from Buddhism to Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Indigenous traditions. How does ancestral wisdom from these traditions and our own personal and cultural wisdom from our families and communities inform how we see the world? What genius are we leaving behind on the table by not thinking about this wisdom in designing products, initiatives, businesses, and organizations? How is ancient wisdom relevant to design thinking and prototyping solutions to modern day problems?

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Jay Johnson is a Christian theologian who draws on ancient spiritual practices to analyze and envision contemporary social structures for the common good. Jay’s published work deals with the development and sustaining of vibrant communities of social justice and ecological thriving.

Susan Abraham is the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Pacific School of Religion. Her publications, courses and presentations weave practical theological insights from her experience of working as a youth minister in Mumbai, India, with theoretical perspectives from postcolonial theory, cultural studies, political theory and feminist theory. Her past affiliations include St. Bonaventure University, Harvard Divinity School and Loyola Marymount University. She is the author of Identity, Ethics, and Nonviolence in Postcolonial Theory: A Rahnerian Theological Assessment (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) and co-editor of Shoulder to Shoulder: Frontiers in Catholic Feminist Theology (Fortress, 2009).

Brenda Salgado is the Director of the Nepantla Center for Healing and Renewal. Rooted in traditional medicine and earth based practices, the Nepantla Center for Healing and Renewal (NCHR) provides spiritual retreats, healing services, ceremony, and mindful leadership programs that allow humanity to heal and reconnect with one another as peoples, and with the sacred hoop of life.

Hatem Bazian is the Provost at Zaytuna College and Lecturer in NES and AAADS, UC Berkeley Editor of the Islamophobia Studies Journal

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6pm Arrival, snacks and networking

6:30pm Panel Discussion with Ancient Wisdom Experts: Applying Ancient Wisdom to Innovation

7:30pm Q&A/Ancient Wisdom Ritual

8:00pm Networking and Snacks

8:30pm Event close


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