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Making Wholeness: A Collective Mural

Create your square and submit it now through Sunday, December 11th. Materials and workspace are in the Tisch Library lobby.

Maintaining wholeness, well-being, and hope while still engaging fully in our world today can be a difficult task. How might we expand our personal processes for finding strength and healing to bring strength and healing to the Tufts community and the world beyond?

The experience of being seen and heard is critical. Making art is an effective tool for releasing the hurt of our histories, obstacles, and traumas to find joy, love in community, and resilience. We hope this collective mural will be a way for all to share responses to the issues impacting us and our neighbors, as well as the positive resources that surround us.

The week of December 5-11, 2016 we invite you to:

*Pick up a fabric or paper square at the spaces listed below to express how you maintain wholeness.

*Use any artistic mediums and materials, with or without text.

*Visit the collective mural in Tisch Library that will be built throughout the week using these pieces.

Pick up/drop off mural pieces at: Tisch Library; Eaton Lab; Campus Center; Group of Six centers; 574 Boston Ave; SMFA; Goddard Chapel; Hillel; and Counseling & Mental Health Services.

Here are some questions to consider when submitting a piece:

How do I build myself up? How do I heal?

What brings me life? What brings me joy?

How have I faced obstacles or trauma? How have communities I identify with faced obstacles or trauma?

 

Sponsored by the Tufts Mindfulness Buddhist Sangha and co-sponsored by the University Chaplaincy, Interfaith Student Council, and Dean of Student Affairs Office. Other supporters include: Africana Center, Asian American Center, International Center, LGBT Center, Women’s Center, Counseling and Mental Health Services, Active Minds, and TCU Senate.