Journeys Around the World: Stories of Resilience (2013-2014)

Plato once advised, “Be kind; everyone is fighting a terrific battle.” He understood that everyone’s journey through life requires resilience. This year we will celebrate the uniquely-human power to endure through a Speakers Series that brings people to campus with outstanding stories of resilience, stories that will instruct and that will certainly inspire. Our Prescott Speaker, Da Chen, recounts his own remarkable journey in his book Colors of the Mountain, which in anticipation of his visit will be this year’s recommended read (see Summer Reading List). Newsweek describes the book as “dazzling” and “defiantly happy.” It will surely provide us a wonderful start to exploring the theme for this coming year.