Downtown Lecture Series: 'Compassion is Not a Luxury: Practices of Care in Community'

When: October 06, 2021 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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As we grapple with the struggles of this time, a growing interest in compassion as a path for healing personal and collective trauma has emerged. In this talk, Leslie Langbert, executive director of the University of Arizona Center for Compassion Studies, explores the power of practicing compassion in community, drawing on current research as well as the roots of compassion practices from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She will argue that compassion – used for self-care and reciprocal-care – is essential for our survival.

This free, in-person lecture is part of the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' Downtown Lecture Series titled "Compassion: A Tool for Human Understanding and Liberation" (four consecutive Wednesdays in October). Free admission with registration.


Audience: All


Campus: Main Campus


Fox Tucson Theatre 17 W. Congress St.
Tucson , AZ
United States
Arizona US

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Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Lori Hardwood