Reflecting on Education in the Cool, Grey City of Love

Photo: Ken Miller

Please join interdisciplinary artist/cultural worker pearl ubungen for a lively talk and discussion centering on education. Ms. ubungen will draw from the critical writings of Cornel West, Edward Said and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s recently published, The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure.  Ms. ubungen will speak about her experience as a student in the San Francisco public school system and graduate of SF State University where she received a BA in History and did much of her concentration work at SFSU’s Ethnic Studies school – the first and only such school in the United States.
Ms. ubungen will be linking her work as artist-in-residence in SF public schools, her commitment to community-based arts activism, as well as her academic work in universities to the broader movement  of reconnecting education to social justice and new pedagogies that give weight to cultural identity, sense of place, and humanity as a whole.


second gradepearl ubungen’s second grade class, McKinley Elementary School, San Francisco


Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco
1231 Stevenson Street (near Gough and Market)
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 796-2507

Wednesday, December 18th

6:30 Doors open
7:00 Sitting meditation practice
7:40 Dharma talk and discussion
9:00 Community gathering