Johnson Service Corps regrets to announce that the SpiritedTalks 2017 event scheduled for next Thursday, May 25th at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church has been CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances within our organization. We remain grateful to Lynden Harris and Hidden Voices for their partnership on this event. Refunds to ticketed guests are currently being processed. Please contact margaret@johnsonservicecorps.org with any questions.

how faith and spirituality influence today’s innovative leaders


Johnson Service Corps invites you to the second-annual SpiritedTalks!  Through an intimate evening of storytelling, we hope you will be inspired to integrate your own spirituality more deeply with your everyday life, including career, family, and civic engagement.

Three fascinating speakers will share short presentations about how spirituality influences their everyday leadership and careers. Keynote speaker Lynden Harris will give a talk entitled: “Present Company Included: Radical Engagement as a Path of Love.”  In addition to the keynote, young adults from Johnson Service Corps’ leadership development program will also share inspiring stories of compassionate courage.

A limited number of tickets are also available for the VIP reception, which will take place immediately following the event.  This is your opportunity to “meet and greet” our keynote speaker, Lynden Harris, and a chance to get to know some of JSC’s talented corps members and alumni.

We look forward to seeing you there!

About the Keynote:
Lynden Harris is the Founder of Hidden Voices, a radically inclusive, participatory, and co-creative collective committed to creating a just, compassionate, and sustainable world. (www.hiddenvoices.org) Through Hidden Voices, Lynden collaborates with underrepresented communities to create award-winning works that combine narrative, performance, mapping, music, digital media, animation, and interactive exhibits.

During her decades of work as an artist facilitating community connections, Lynden developed the Hidden Voices Process, a participatory workshop model designed to empower change through collective visioning and collaborative action.  This process facilitates a dynamic exchange between documentary, art, and community that allows for a multiplicity of voices and a multiplexity of understandings.

Lynden is a founding team member of the Duke Transformative Prison Practices, a member of the MAP Fund Class of 2016 for the project Serving Life:  ReVisioning Justice, and in 2014 was named a Founding Cultural Agent for the US Dept. of Arts and Culture, a people-powered movement mobilizing creativity to build a world rooted in empathy, equity, and social imagination. She also teaches Stories for Social Change (Theatre, Public Policy, Documentary Studies, Women’s Studies) at Duke University and writes for the News and Observer family of papers about community voices, the arts, and social justice issues.


A Special “Thank You” to our Sponsors!

The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina


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