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Friday, November 8 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Time and Radical Well-Being: Integrating Temporal Self-Care, Mutual Care, and World-Care

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Time is a fundamental dimension of well-being, and the various forms of “hurry sickness” and “time poverty” in today’s world are manifestations of individual and collective mindlessness and malaise. “Free time” (Greek: schole) is the core of the ancient idea of liberal education and the root of the modern word “school,” but the lives of students, faculty, and staff in colleges are more and more affected by the experience of time as “time pressure”—a pressure that we suffer from, but that we also inflict upon ourselves and on each other. At a larger social level, time is as inequitably distributed between races, classes, and genders as is money; at a global level, climate change shows the devastating effects of endangering the long-term future for short-term financial gain. This workshop will explore ways to cultivate contemplative and activist alternatives to the dominant temporal regimes in the academy and beyond: how can we befriend and liberate time to care for ourselves, for each other, and for the world?


Friday November 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am EST
168C Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01072

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