Speaker: Lyra Halsten

Everyday Avengers

9:15 am and 11 am

Celebrant, Kate Allen

When events of today swirl around us like a rising tide of doom, we may wish for superheroes to come and save the day. But sometimes superheroes need a helping hand. Join Lyra Halsten and learn how we … read more.

Everyday Avengers

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Celebrant, Kate Allen

When events of today swirl around us like a rising tide of doom, we may wish for superheroes to come and save the day. But sometimes superheroes need a helping hand. Join Lyra Halsten on July 14, 2019 to learn how we can become Everyday Avengers and save the day ourselves. Children and adults are encouraged to wear their favorite super- or everyday hero and heroine costumes. (Fire fighters, teachers, and medical professionals count!) Or come as yourself, because you’re a hero to someone too!

What Are You?

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Lyra explores personal experiences of looking and feeling “ethnically ambiguous” in this racially charged time where Black Lives Matter meets White Privilege; when people claim to be post-racial, but call the police when people of color (POC) are simply trying to have cookouts, earn money, and wait for colleagues in coffee shops. In a world where personal gender choice has become more accepted, why do ethnically ambiguous people still have to choose “what” they are?

Looking for Resilience When There is No Way Out

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Challenged by uncertainty, loss, and major depression, long-time member Lyra Halsten uses movie references and music to illustrate her story of what resilience looks like as she searches for a way out of no way.