Lynn’s parents are from Egypt, she grew up in Canada, settled in Chicago. Derek was born in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, lived 5 years in Japan, another year in London, before coming back home.
What gives us roots? How does the thread of journeys through culture make us who we are right now, at this moment in space and time?
And, it’s Thanksgiving, albeit an odd one. Let’s talk about how all of this kindles the spark of gratitude in your daily practice.
- Every experience brings you to the moment where we are today (think Sushi as your go-to comfort good–having lived in Japan; or a symbolic charoset, when your relatives literally left Egypt for the promised land.)
- Speaking other languages is amazing and a key to connecting with other people, understanding other cultures.
- Knowing your family history anchors you in the world, no matter where you are.
About Lynn Hazan
Lynn Hazan, President, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc. has worked as an executive recruiter for 35 years. She specializes in communications, marketing and consulting searches for clients throughout the U.S., with a special emphasis on the Chicago area and Midwest. Read more about Lynn.
About Derek Lumpkins
Boston-born and world-trained, Derek Lumpkins works and lives at the intersection of intentional community engagement and meaningful social change. Derek led the transformation and growth of a community-based organization in Roxbury, one of Boston’s largest communities of color, from its focus on Colonial American history to its role as an advocate for the neighborhood’s contemporary artistic, cultural, and economic development. Read more about Derek.
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