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PLU 11th WANG CENTER SYMPOSIUM – The Matter of Loneliness: Building Connections for Collective Well-Being

March 8

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One event on March 8, 2024 at 12:00 am

Pacific Lutheran University
March 7-8, 2024 Free Admission, Open to the Public – YOU NEED TO REGISTER
A culture of connection is vital to creating the changes needed in society. While formal programs and policies can be impactful, the informal practices of everyday life—the norms and culture of how we engage one another—significantly influence social connection… Such a culture of connection rests on core values of kindness, respect, service, and commitment to one another. Everyone contributes to the collective culture of social connection by regularly practicing these values. (Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation, 2023)

FEATURED SPEAKER MARCH 7
7 – 8:30 p.m. | How to Do Nothing
Speaker:Jenny Odell, Writer and Artist
Introduction: Rona Kaufman, Professor of English, PLU
Location: Chris Knutzen Hall, Anderson University Center

FEATURED SPEAKER MARCH 8
2024 HARSTAD MEMORIAL LECTURE
7 p.m. | The Science of Happiness
Speaker: Meik Wiking, Founder and CEO, The Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen
Introduction: Judy Scott ’78, ’97 BS, MSN, Nursing, Scandinavian Cultural Center Council President
Location: Chris Knutzen Hall, Anderson University Center

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