Speaker: Robert M. Cunningham jr.
Within the multitude of messages, suggestions, influences, and pressures that we face daily, it becomes increasingly difficult to identify as an “absolute” self. Fragmented ideas of identity that infiltrate our minds through what we personally observe, touch, taste, feel, and smell bound together within the context of the relationship of what our family members/friends/acquaintances personally observe, touch, taste, feel, and smell often times leaves us, philosophically, “Lost in the Shadows”. Whenever a group of people gather together under the radiance of the sun they cast a shadow, but the ability to distinguish one individual from the other is diminished greatly until they begin to divide.
How does this division occur? Should it occur? What’s the danger of dividing too early? What’s the danger of dividing too late? What happens if this division never occurs?
Engage in an experiential activity to understand what it means to be Lost in the Shadows.
Discuss the reasons why we enter into and/or withdraw from particular "shadow groups" that impact our personal identity, reputation, and behavior.
Encourage participants to begin to search for the hidden treasures of history.
Continuing Education: 1 CE hour will be earned upon completion of the event.