Public invited to talk by co-founder of the Institute for Humane Education

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Christina Higgins, (808) 956-2785
Second Language Studies
Posted: Mar 4, 2014

Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education, is coming to UH Mānoa to give a public lecture on how to be a “solutionary.”  She is considered a pioneer in the comprehensive humane education movement that works to create a humane, peaceful, healthy and just world for all people, animals, and the environment through education.

The free lecture will take place on Friday, March 14, at 6 p.m. in the Art Building Auditorium. After the lecture, Weil will hold a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event from the UH Bookstore.

Weil will address enduring questions which perplex us all, including: How can we solve the grave problems in the world? What role can each person play? How can each of us make choices in our life to do the most good and least harm and transform unjust systems into ones that are peaceful and sustainable?  In this interactive presentation, Weil will offer tools and inspiration for becoming a “solutionary.”

Weil is the author of several books, including Nautilus Silver Medal–winner Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life (2009), The Power and Promise of Humane Education (2004), and Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times (2003).

Weil received a Master’s in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School (1988) and a Master’s in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania (1983). She is certified in Psychosynthesis counseling, a form of psychotherapy which relies upon the intrinsic power of each person’s imagination to promote growth, creativity, health, and transformation.

This free public lecture is made possible by the late Dr. Dai Ho Chun through his estate gift, which established The Dai Ho Chun Endowment for Distinguished Lecturers at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Colleges of Arts & Sciences. Chun was a distinguished and visionary educator.

This lecture is also sponsored by the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature.