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FALL 2020 NEWSLETTER – Volume 32 No. 2
Message from the Board
What a year this has been, with so much change and uncertainty in the air. On the one hand, we have a worldwide pandemic, an unveiling of our country’s overt racism, protests, and a seeming breakdown of sociopolitical discourse. On the other hand, with each new challenge comes opportunity—for growth, for expansion, and for doing things differently.
The Maine Jung Center strives to meet and embrace the transformation and challenges of these times. Accordingly, we have offered online summer programs and films, free of charge. As autumn approaches, we are looking at a full schedule of online programs for the months ahead. In September, we will present Members’ Eve Online, featuring Sherri Mitchell—local indigenous author, activist, attorney, and inspirational speaker—who will talk with us about “Navigating in Unprecedented Times”. In October, we will host our annual Mildred Harris lecture and workshop beginning on the 9th with analyst Gary Astrachan, author of Naming the Gods: Cy Twombly’s Passionate Poiesis (2019). Analyst Teresa Arendell will present a core course on Jung’s life and ideas. In addition, we have many other familiar voices/faces joining our fall lineup. The full list of programs and descriptions will go live for online registration through our website on September 1st.
Until the pandemic stabilizes in our little corner of the world, we will continue to offer these events via Zoom. And while we will not be able to offer our programs for free anymore, we will be instituting a small reduction in registration fees to help keep our programs accessible. Although we currently don’t have the pleasure of your in-person company (and we miss you all!), our Zoom programs offer the opportunity for more people around the country and around the world to join us and provide their insights. This is exciting!
We have had to remain flexible to accommodate these changes. This Fall 2020 term, our newsletter, usually printed and mailed to each of our members, will be offered only in an abridged digital form. We will be emailing a copy of this as a PDF so that you may print it for yourself if you wish. We are planning to reinstate the full print newsletter booklet for Winter/Spring 2021.
Finally—we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The Maine Jung Center’s presence would not be possible without you. We are incredibly fortunate not only to have had your enthusiastic participation as we transitioned to online programming, but to have remained afloat financially due to your generous response to our annual appeal. We remain strong and vital, and here for each other.
Audrey McMorrow and Peggy Schick
Maine Jung Center Board Co-Chairs