ACTION SPEAKS FINALE THIS WEEK

ACTION SPEAKS FINALE THIS WEEK

Action Speaks – The last panel of 2013!
October 24: 1924; STRETCHING TO BLISS

The birth of Yoga in America and The Great Oom’s Nyack, NY Retreat

This season our theme, Utopia/Dystopia has given us a wide range of open conversation and wonderful panelists from across the US and we’re excited to bring you our final show of the season! This Thursday, we’re talking about Yoga and it’s evolution throughout American culture from Pierre Bernard (aka The Great Oom) and his yoga retreat to more modern and commercialized iterations of the yoga experience. Does this world stretch into utopia or dystopia? Come and find out!

All forums happen at AS220

door at 5:30 / 6pm start
always free of charge

BUT WAIT…A SPECIAL ACTION SPEAKS THIS WEDNESDAY!

SPECIAL ACTION SPEAKS AT THE ATHENAEUM!

Wednesday, October 23rd, doors at 5pm
Providence Athenaeum
251 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903

AS220 and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities present a special edition of our live forum and radio show at the Providence Athenaeum. Our ‘underappreciated’ date to be discussed is:

September 29, 1965: President Lyndon Johnson signs
The National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act into law

This legislation that created the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities can be credited to the hard work of the prolific 89th Congress. The bill was sponsored by Rhode Island Senator Clairborne Pell, who along with his colleagues, championed the arts and humanities as essential to developing the United States as a global leader.

PANELISTS INCLUDE:

Lincoln Chafee – Governor of Rhode Island
Alexander Bloom – Prof. of History, Wheaton College
Nancy Carriuolo – President, Rhode Island College
Kipp Bradford – educator, technology consultant & entrepreneur