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Diversity and Inclusion

Interfaith Dialogue Dinner Series: Faith and Mental Health

March 3, 2020 at 5:00pm7:30pm EST

Hendricks Chapel, Noble Room

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The University’s ongoing Interfaith Dialogue Dinner Series, “Common and Diverse Ground: Raising Consciousnesses by Acknowledging the ‘Hidden’ Things that Divide Us,” continues for Spring 2020 on Tuesday, March 3.

The dialogue will focus on “Faith and Mental Health” with guest co-facilitator Shanti Das ’93, a leading music industry executive based in Atlanta, and student co-facilitator Shaelise Tor, a doctoral candidate. The event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel. Dinner starts at 5 p.m.

Das is an accomplished music industry and marketing executive, consultant, mentor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author. She is also the founder/CEO of Press Reset Entertainment, an Atlanta-based firm launched in 2009 that serves as an entertainment concierge service. During her career Das has handled high-profile marketing campaigns and product management for artists like Jermaine Dupri, Jagged Edge, Bow Wow, Prince, Vivian Green, Lyfe, Omarion, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, Stevie Wonder, and many others.

The gathering will include a shared meal, facilitated dialogue and two periods of mindful meditation (at the beginning and the end). American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and inclusive food will be provided. Requests for accommodations or food queries should be made in advance by contacting Bonnie Shoultz at

The Spring 2020 “Common and Diverse Ground” series is co-sponsored by Hendricks Chapel, the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach in the Burton Blatt Institute, Intergroup Dialogue, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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This event was first published on February 24, 2020 and last updated on November 18, 2020.

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