Saturday, 16. February 2019, 1945 S Halsted St, Lunch and Learn

from 16. February 2019 - 12:00 till 15:00

1945 S Halsted St

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These monthly gatherings serve as a means for community building, to sit down and learn about our community members and their life's work, and to break bread with one another. Come and sit with teachers and scholars, and feed both body and : Lunch and Learn with Micah AndersonWhere: Main Hall, Ta’leef ChicagoWhen: Saturday, February 16th 12-3PMCost: FREE ; $10 suggested donation

ABOUT MICAHBorn in Connecticut, Micah Anderson spent several of his teen years in and out of placements and group homes. After years involved in 12-step fellowship, followed by extensive travel overseas searching for a spiritual path, he began a personal meditation practice in the early 1990s, and soon after embraced 2011, Micah has been the Senior Instructor at the Mind Body Awareness Project, an Oakland-based non-profit that designs, delivers and researches mindfulness and emotional literacy programs for at-risk youth. He has taught retreats and led trainings on mindfulness and emotional literacy in five countries, and leads a weekly meditation group in the Bay Area. He is also the Director of Wellness Programming at Ta’leef Collective, a Fremont, CA-based organization that provides an alternative social and sacred space for Muslim converts and pulls from a wide variety of lived experiences, including struggles as an at-risk youth himself, years involved with straight-edge punk rock and hip-hop, living overseas for 6 years, as well as his ongoing practice of martial arts. Micah has a Master's degree in Psychology from Sofia University, and is currently a Marriage Family Therapist Intern (MFTi), leading groups as well as seeing individuals and couples. Micah lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and two children.

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