“Vulnerability: A Call to Courage” Features Movie Screening and Discussion


Jennifer Hurst, professor of health and exercise sciences, in collaboration with the JED Campus committee, will host “Vulnerability: A Call to Courage,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in Violette Hall 1000.

This event will include a screening of “A Call to Courage,” a Netflix documentary by Brene Brown that discusses what it takes to be courageous in getting out of comfort zones in today’s culture. Hurst discussed vulnerability as part of her Truman Week lecture to the incoming freshmen class this past August, and this event will build on themes discussed in that presentation.

The documentary will be followed by a group activity and discussion, facilitated by Hurst, exploring participants’ experiences of vulnerability at Truman and how to create a culture on campus that supports vulnerability and personal growth for students, faculty and staff alike.

All members of campus are invited to attend and are welcomed for the discussion. Faculty members or organizations who wish to incorporate the event into their classes or meetings are invited to contact Hurst for a short resource document that includes background on the original Truman Week lecture and ideas for reflection prompts that can be incorporated into discussions or assignments.

Any questions about the presentation can be directed to Hurst at jhurst@truman.edu.
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