2020 has been a year of many lessons - the most precious of those are the ones we learn about ourselves. Do you have a story of a great teacher or life circumstance that's shaped you? As our community craves connection through shared experience, we invite you to tell us your story about your teacher or teaching - not only to pay tribute to that wisdom, but allow others to partake in that wisdom as well.
Teachings come in many forms, and we want to pay tribute to the often life-changing impact teachers have had on our lives. Whether it be family members, mentors, obstacles, or even a stranger who led by their example, encouragement, and inspiration - that changed our outlook on ourselves and the world and who gave us the courage to face what we thought was impossible.
This year, Acropolis Boston is celebrating and honoring some of the great teachers who had a profound impact on American society in the fields of education, human rights, advocacy work, cultural progress. We're honoring individuals like Anne Sullivan, Bryan Stevenson, Martin Luther King Jr., Ruth Ginsburg, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ralph Waldo Emerson who with their passion, vision and dedication, transformed the lives of many.
Storytelling is an ancient practice which allows our most meaningful experiences to be transmitted from our heart, to the hearts of others. It is essential that we share these stories to awaken our imagination and insights in order to build a better world.
We welcome you to participate in a beautiful experience for human beings of all ages, all walks of life and cultural backgrounds: to come together to share memories. It is through storytelling that we discover timeless messages of wisdom.
Enter our contest by sharing your story of a great teacher worth honoring and recognizing.
Seven winners will be invited to share their stories of "A Great Teacher who Impacted Me" on November 21, 2020, at the World Philosophy Event of Acropolis Boston