This Saturday at NWLA! “Hearthside Talks” with Stephan A. Schwartz

Cultural Values- Cultural Wellness
with Stephan A. Schwartz
February 25, 2012, 7pm
at NWLA Cultural Center, 5023 Langley Rd, Langley, WA 98260

Reserve by Friday 2/24 to join a 6pm pre-talk supper catered by Whidbey Rice. The meal will include handmade vegetarian mini eggrolls, kale quiche, organic salad from Shipki Farm, and beverages. Cost: $12. Call NWLA at 360-321-2101 to register.

“Hearthside Talks” is NWLA’s new series of intimate conversations with prominent leaders, thinkers, and writers on issues central to our mission of helping people develop the capacity to thrive in a global community.

Stephan A. Schwartz will lead the inaugural Hearthside Talk on the subject of “Cultural Values – Cultural Wellness,” on February 25th, 2012. Schwartz will discuss what he sees as the poor national wellness of the United States, and its roots in our ailing communities. His talk and the discussion to follow will explore the question: if we accept that the United States is currently in a dispute over cultural values, how will the values under debate contribute to the greatest state of social wellness, beginning with the individual and growing to include the entire society, and why?

Stephan A. Schwartz is a Senior Fellow at the Samueli Institute for Brain, Mind and Healing, and is the author of four books, of which the most recent is Opening to the Infinite.

A donation on a sliding scale from $25-$15 is suggested at the door. All proceeds benefit Whidbey Island Nourishes and the NWLA Summer Camp scholarship fund.