Date(s): Oct. 20 - Nov. 17
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (Thursdays)
**This is a Zoom class that meets on Thursdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm**
This course, inspired by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings at Plum Village, is a guided exploration of the practice of Five Earth Touchings used to offer an opportunity to contemplate what has been transmitted to us by our blood ancestors and spiritual ancestors. We can practice to celebrate the positive and transform what needs to be transformed.
Stephanie Renee Payne teaches both upper division and lower division writing courses. Payne developed an upper division writing course featuring food and culture, which offers students experiential and collaborative learning using the city of Los Angeles as an extended campus. Class themes include the diverse food cultures in Los Angeles, social justice issues such a food insecurity and homelessness, as well as inequities within the shared space of USC’s campus and the larger South Los Angeles area. Payne’s aim in collaborative and experiential learning is to fosters within her students a consideration of others within multiple environments to produce thoughtful, rich, and probing writing that is relevant in a 21st century context.