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Black Elk's Life Speaks: "That Much...More.” with Mike Taylor

An exploration of the life and times of iconic Lakota healer Black Elk.

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About this class:

This is a 6-week virtual class using the Zoom platform.

Thursdays: Jan 12, 26; Feb. 9, 23; March 9, 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm CST

Join the learning venture, as we explore the life and times of the iconic Lakota healer Black Elk.  While much has been written about Black Elk, there is more to discern through the eyes of those related to him such as great, great (great) grandson Maka Black Elk.  Whether your interest is Black Elk Lakota healer, Black Elk European traveler, Black Elk at historic events like Little Bighorn or Wounded Knee, or Black Elk Servant of God on the way to sainthood, join us in the dialogue as we learn together how Black Elk Speaks: "That Much...More."

Instructor bio: 

Mike Taylor is entering his 30th year as an educator in a variety of learning setting from K-12 to the university setting; and has recently published his first book: Perpetuating Joy in Affinity Spaces Through Intercultural Pedagogy; and has another book slated for 2023: Black Elks Life Speaks: "That Much...More.".  Mike shares his educational journey with his wife, who has also been in education for decades and teaches at the elementary level; and four adult children all of which have graduated from college and some of which are presently pursing graduate degrees.  The Taylors also have two brother and sister beagles, and enjoy the outdoors gardening, hiking, and kayaking.

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