Join teacher, mentor, and healer Tarell A. Rodgers ’93 as he returns to campus to present “Don’t Run, Embrace It All.”

In the small group session, Rodgers will talk about how to survive and thrive at Grinnell, describing motivational and self-healing techniques and answering students’ questions, says Stephanie Snow, interim assistant director of intercultural engagement & leadership.

"Don't Run, Embrace It All" will cover his own personal journey, including how he "discover[ed] my heart
had all I needed." He'll talk about the "importance of living from the heart, not the intellect," and lead a Sufi Dhikr chant and recitation, as well as private Sufi healings for participants with oils, chants and Quranic recitation.

When he was a student at Grinnell, Tarell was a member and president of Concerned Black Students, and a Student Government Association senator. He's since gone on to win awards like the Citizen against Recidivism Award for Leadership in Education.

Schedule of Events

“Don’t Run, Embrace It All”
Thursday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
ARH 302

Small Group Session
4:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20
Black Cultural Center

Both events are free and open to the public. Grinnell welcomes and encourages the participation of people with disabilities. You can request accommodations from the event sponsor or Conference Operations.

Sponsored by Grinnell’s Office of Intercultural Engagement and Leadership; Peace and Conflict Studies; Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights; and Development and Alumni Relations.

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