Cleveland State University will present a free Interactive Symposium titled “HEALING ACROSS CULTURES: Nurturing a Healthful Environment” on Wednesday, April 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on the CSU campus in Fenn Tower, room 303, located at 1983 East 24th Street (corner of East 24th & Euclid Ave.)
The event is free and open to the public. University sponsors are the Center for Healing Across Cultures, Department of Health Sciences, School of Social Work, Department of Anthropology and Learning Communities.
The symposium will bring together a unique community of regionally, nationally and internationally known scholars, complementary and alternative medicine practitioners, and traditional healers who will share their expertise. Traditional healing artifacts and curios will be displayed, and participants will have an opportunity to stimulate their senses through traditional healing practices and wisdom, traditional music and wellness practices.
Todd Pesek, MD, Director, Center for Healing Across Cultures and Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
Sustaining Health: The Holistic Paradigm of Tradition
Morning Keynote Speaker
Stewart Lonkey, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician and Author
Invisible Killers: Staying Healthy in a Toxic World
Murali Nair, Ph.D., Co-Director, Center for Healing Across Cultures, and Professor, School of Social Work
Secrets of Long Life
Janee Kuta Illiano
Raw Foods Chef and Instructor
Food Energy: Inside and Out
Gayaki Ang Sitar Master
Healthful Foods & Traditional Healing Sounds
Mantravadam with Ragas and Tablas played on sitar by Hasu Patel and traditional drum by Charles Seshan, Mridangum, Indian Drum Master
Afternoon Keynote Speaker
Warren Grossman, Ph.D.
Healer and Author
Healed by the Earth
Ron Reminick, Ph.D., Co-Director, Center for Healing Across Cultures, and Associate Professor, Anthropology
Conscious Evolution to Holistic Health
Ayurveda, Mantravadam and Ragas: Indian Healing and Sound
Spring Cleaning: A Healthy Home Makeover
Janel Volk Hubbard MEd, LPCC, OTR/L
Psychotherapist and Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology Practitioner
Energy Medicine and a Healthful, Vital Environment
The Center for Healing Across Cultures develops different approaches to collect information about the health and wellness belief systems and techniques of different cultures within and outside the U.S. The Center records and disseminates information on age-old healing traditions for the benefit of contemporary and future generations, and provides opportunities for interdisciplinary investigative and learning collaborations for faculty, students and the community.
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