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Renowned guitarist, singer, songwriter, author, activist and traveler David LaMotte comes to campus April 7–8

Felicia Hall, Guest Writer

Warren Wilson’s Spirituality and Social Justice Crew will be hosting David on campus Thursday, April 7 and Friday April 8 for a concert, workshop, and casual lunch. David’s first event, “Stumbling Towards the Light: An unlikely journey though music, international aid and peace work” will take place concert-style in Canon Lounge on Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

LaMotte

David will share the story of his convoluted path as a professional musician, through some of the planet’s poorest places, founding a non-profit working with schools in Guatemala, getting a master’s degree in Australia in peace and conflict resolution, time in Europe and India, conferring with civil rights heroes and congressmen, serving on the AFSC Nobel Peace Prize nomination committee and working as a peace activist. Its telling will be punctuated by songs from David’s 10 recordings. David’s World Changing 101 Work- shop, held on Friday the 8th from 4-6 in Canon Lounge, will examine and challenge the prevailing mythology of world changing, examining how structural changes to society actually come about, and how to effectively make a difference. David will share stories from his own experiences around the world as well as stories from the American civil rights movement and current struggles for justice closer to home. Last, David will be having a drop in lunch on Friday the 8th from 11:30-1 in Mierke C open to any student to ask questions or get to know him better.

Funding provided by the G.D. Davidson Endowment – a fund dedicated to inspire Warren Wilson students to find their calling to live out their own individual passions and make a difference in the world.

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