Where you are from shapes who you are. Where you call home influences your worldview. Understanding the traditions of your ancestors can help answer the question, “where do I belong?” Your connections to a place and the past should rightfully be a source of great pride.
The unique customs, art, and languages of native cultures make the tapestry of human civilization more vibrant. Yet many indigenous communities have faced marginalization, land dispossession, and cultural erasure. How much have we lost and what can be preserved?
By respecting and celebrating the traditions and achievements of native people everywhere, we can discover a deeper sense of connection and unity. What does our history have to teach us? What can we learn from each other?
Silvia Fierăscu is Timisoara's Urban Hero for her impact in education. She is a PhD in Political Science and Network Science, researcher, teacher and international consultant in data analysis and change management.
Silvia will talk to us about native networks and will challenge us to reinterpret our identity in a dynamic sensemaking presentation, Thursday, February 29th, starting at 7:30AM, at AMBASADA and FABER.
Come join us! We promise good coffee, great snacks and a new way of seeing your NATIVE origins!
The free and priceless tickets will be out soon
February's theme was chosen by the Honolulu chapter and illustrated by Jack Soren.