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ONLINE EVENT – The Odyssey Project: The Journey Home, Part Three: Beyond the Seduction of Violence as Virtue

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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This event, originally scheduled for March 19 on campus will now be available to all as an online discussion that will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. To learn more, go to the Eventbrite registration web page.

A note from the organizer
“This free webinar is the third in our Odyssey Project series, presented at UNC Asheville in February-March 2020. It was originally a face to face event, taking place on March 19th, but due to the pandemic, we are holding it as a webinar instead. Everything else remains the same: the topic – “Beyond the seduction of violence as virtue” – the speakers – Gareth Higgins, Thomas Griggs and Avery Sosebee – although we plan to include some reflections on our current health crisis. The webinar will be held on the Zoom platform, and participants will receive an invitation to join the webinar nearer to April 23rd.”

The Odyssey Project: The Journey Home is a series of three community dialogues which will use episodes from Homer’s Odyssey as the context for exploring current societal challenges. This project aims to offer a new framework for interpreting classical texts which reveals continuing aspects of their importance in illuminating human behavior, and which brings these texts to a new audience to deepen public appreciation for their continued pertinence, using the epic story as the context to engage the community in a journey of societal transformation.

Part Three – Beyond the Seduction of Violence as Virtue

  • Thomas Griggs, founder and principal of Griggs Leadership
  • Gareth Higgins, writer and storyteller
  • Avery Sosebee, RN, V.A. Medical Center, and former U.S. Army medic and platoon sergeant who served in Iraq and Afghanistan

This project is made possible in part by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, please contact Sophie Mills, smills@unca.edu.

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April 23
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Sophie Mills