BETTER THAN HISTORY SERIES
May 20th, 7:00p.m EST
Calvin Terrell challenges all to remember their power to see themselves in others. To transcend global challenges while maintaining the Earth’s environment, humankind must heal historical traumas around race intersecting with every human identity. In his candid presentation, Calvin will weave ancient indigenous concepts of healing with modern challenges as a call to action.
In Lak Ech is a Nauhatl phrase that affirms that humans and all life are interconnected. Calvin invokes the concept of In Lak Ech as a healing tool for evolving relations in his work as an activist artist and justice consultant throughout the United States. “You are my other me” is the meaning behind In Lak Ech and the challenge Calvin affirms in this talk. For a new world that is safer environmentally, socially, and institutionally, we must unlearn to relearn to see our interwoven destiny.
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For his dedication to human rights, Calvin's been awarded with honors from faith, educational, civic, and activist organizations, as well as government institutions, including the city of Phoenix year 2000 Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. “Living the Dream” Award. The demand of his services prompted organizations such as Harpo Inc., Oprah Winfrey’s production company to contract Calvin to train executive producers, coach various members of the production team, and assist in their transition to the “O” network.