InclusiviTea is a shared experience that welcomes all members of the Stanford community, recognizing the great diversity of life experience and backgrounds from which we have come together. Our tea gatherings are a chance to find a quiet moment in the often frantic pace of daily life, to encounter people and ideas outside of our usual circles. The experience is comprised of two components. First, the act of appreciation, through the observation of tea preparation and the enjoyment of its scent and flavor. Second, the act of connection, through thoughtful communication with others who share in this space. By combining these two acts, we hope to create a space within which community can emerge organically, through the shared experience of tea.
This year, we're taking our InclusiviTea gathering to a fantastic location on the Stanford campus-- the Stanford Educational Farm! Please join us for a special event that will feature a demonstration by master potter Shinohara Nozomu and a matcha whisking workshop, where we will all make tea and share conversation around the theme of "earth," enjoying an evening where all of the components (the farm, pottery, and tea) are all a product of the earth and how we have learned to work with it.
You can view some of Shinohara-san's work here: http://anagama.net/pottery/saku.html
This event is brought to you by the Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Fund (Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity), and by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. It is also supported by the Center for East Asian Studies, Center on Longevity, Stanford Language Center and Stanford Live.