Library EventLittle Resurrections: Laboring to Find Wonder in Our Work. An Obermann Conversation

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

10/28/2020 7:00pm 10/28/2020 8:00pm Little Resurrections: Laboring to Find Wonder in Our Work. An Obermann Conversation Join a minister, a dancer, and a religious anthropologist for a conversation about social justice, the body's awe-inspiring movement, and the tension between the mundane and profound qualities of 21st-century labor. The past few months have shone an intense light on the demands of different forms of work. Americans are picking lettuce in the midst of nearby forest fires, chasing kindergartners while on Zoom work calls, and caring for COVID patients. Workers deemed "essential" are treated as though they are "dispensable" as the pandemic intensifies long simmering tensions. What kinds of labor do we value? Who gets to stay at home and who must go to work? What are the costs of imagining labor as primarily mental or physical rather than embodied? And can we ever find wonder in our work? Moving from their own experiences of awe and wonder, David Borger-Germann, Christopher-Rasheem McMillan, and Kristy Nabhan-Warren will reflect on how we might rekindle a relationship with wonder in our daily work, and how doing so could help us to maintain hope and empathy, as well as the energy needed to meet our world's challenges. Register to receive invite information at :https://bit.ly/3ovfMTR or stream live via The Library Channel at : https://www.youtube.com/user/thelibrarychannel This program is cosponsored by the Iowa City Public Library and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

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Join a minister, a dancer, and a religious anthropologist for a conversation about social justice, the body's awe-inspiring movement, and the tension between the mundane and profound qualities of 21st-century labor.

The past few months have shone an intense light on the demands of different forms of work. Americans are picking lettuce in the midst of nearby forest fires, chasing kindergartners while on Zoom work calls, and caring for COVID patients. Workers deemed "essential" are treated as though they are "dispensable" as the pandemic intensifies long simmering tensions. What kinds of labor do we value? Who gets to stay at home and who must go to work? What are the costs of imagining labor as primarily mental or physical rather than embodied? And can we ever find wonder in our work?

Moving from their own experiences of awe and wonder, David Borger-Germann, Christopher-Rasheem McMillan, and Kristy Nabhan-Warren will reflect on how we might rekindle a relationship with wonder in our daily work, and how doing so could help us to maintain hope and empathy, as well as the energy needed to meet our world's challenges.

Register to receive invite information at :https://bit.ly/3ovfMTR or stream live via The Library Channel at : https://www.youtube.com/user/thelibrarychannel

This program is cosponsored by the Iowa City Public Library and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.

This event is open to the public.

Cosponsor

Cosponsor Organization: Obermann Center for Advanced Studies

Cosponsor Name: Jennifer New

Cosponsor Phone: 319-335-4034