Awareness at Lyndon
2017-18: The Year of Awareness at Lyndon
At Lyndon, we pride ourselves on an ethic of care and the establishment of life-long relationships. To further bolster this ideal, the Lyndon community will build on our previous years’ exploration of social justice, compassion, and courage by coming together to understand how awareness informs and strengthens our commitment to social justice. During the year, academic departments, student groups, and campus events and activities will focus on topics related to awareness. This year, posters, kiosks, conversations, book discussions, and classroom discussions will help educate and demonstrate these ideas to create a stronger sense of community here at Lyndon.
What is awareness?
Awareness means that we are paying attention—to ourselves and to all that is around us. It means we are conscious of what we do and what impact our behaviors have on others. Awareness means being awake, being woke, being informed about all that is really going on—not just what we’re told is going on. Most importantly, awareness leads to action.
“Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.” – Eckhart Tolle
“Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear but around us in awareness.” – James Thurber
“Awareness precedes choice and choice precedes results.” – Robin Sharma
Welcome to the Year of Awareness.
Fairness, Awareness, Inclusion, and Relationships in Our Community
Videos & Links
- Year of Social Justice Video: Jamie Robertson
- Year of Social Justice Video: Kenedi Hall
- Year of Social Justice - Civil Rights Alum Video
- Year of Social Justice - Gender Equity Alum Video
- Year of Social Justice - LGBT Alum Video
- You Can Play
- Join our Facebook Group or Like Us
- Library’s research guides – Social Justice
Patricia Shine, Psychology Professor