- IONS Film Project
"Conscious Education" with Nina Lynn Meyerhof (excerpt)
Visionary: Nina Lynn Meyerhof
Visionary educator Nina Lynn Meyerhoff and former IONS President James O'Dea look into the fractured heart of our times, facing such deep wounds as the Holocaust with a spirit of liberating wisdom. Nina shares the story of Sammy, a "bully" from Ghana who transforms into a great activist leader. She speaks of touching the humanity of an aging Nazi, and standing in the fire of anti-Semitism to transform it. She and James dialogue about how a starfish-like network of emerging leaders is creating new forms, and how to view challenges such as childhood autism with fresh eyes. Ultimately, her stance towards societal change is one of taking total responsibility, always asking what can be healed in herself in response to all social ills. Each individual carries within themselves the full wounding of the collective as well as the power to heal those wounds.
Excerpted from a longer interview, to be available soon.