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JANUARY 2017: LUMINARI NEWSLETTER

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HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR
The Year of the Rooster begins on January 28, 2017, and we are celebrating the Lunar New Year with a new look! Earlier this month, we launched a brand new website designed by Harold Behar and the team at Behar-Fingal, a Pittsburgh design and marketing firm. Please take a moment to check it out at luminari.org and while you're there, we'd love to hear your thoughts on our new website or summer programs, so don't forget to leave us a message.
CIVILITY, RESPECT & OPENING MINDS TO UNDERSTAND OTHER POINTS OF VIEW
by Gina Catanzarite, Director, Teen Writer!
 
The Greek philosopher Aristotle said, “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” But after a presidential primary and election season that experts are still struggling to define, studies reveal the United States of America is suffering from extreme political polarization... read more
FROM FEUDIES TO FOODIES
by Leslie Bonci, Director, Camp Delicious

Although nutrition is a hot topic, it as an area fraught with confusion, crowding and confrontation. Food blaming, body shaming, and food phobia have created an environment of feud over food resulting in consumer distrust and mistrust. As a registered dietitian, I spend a great deal of time translating nutrition recommendations and science into easily digestible bites... read more

IT BEGINS WITH A SPARK

by Don Laird, MS, NCC, LPC

My advice? As therapist, I give little. But as a humble steward of the planet? Here it is: Action, Not Words. Professionally, I am asked many things, some are heartbreaking, some are deep and provocative, while others are light and humorous. However, two questions that I hear quite often have little to do with psychology or counseling. ... read more

WHAT'S THAT SOUND?
DIDGERIDOO

by Beth Dolinar, Luminari Coordinator

Here’s an instrument that owes its existence to pesky insects.
Like kangaroos and that beautiful Sydney opera house, the didgeridoo is among the best-known images of Australia. And that long, strange horn has been part of Australia culture for more than a thousand years... read more

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THANK YOU 2017 SPONSORS


Stronger Together: Luminari would like to thank our 2017 sponsors: UPMC, Brown Brothers Harriman, Alpha Graphics, and LuLu’s Noodles for supporting our teen summer camps and for their continued commitment to making a difference in our community. If you would like to support Luminari’s mission, please call (412) 877 – 1888 to discuss sponsorship opportunities. Multiple levels of support are available.



LUMINARI programs are made possible by the generous support of our SPONSORS
We are extremely grateful for their belief in our mission and continued support!

 

UPMC partners with community organizations and supports cultural activities, and over the years, has continually supported music, museums, and the arts throughout western Pennsylvania’s economic reinvention.  UPMC is proud to support the institutions and events that make our communities vibrant, exciting places to live, including Luminari. In addition to promoting wellness and encouraging healthy habits, UPMC is at the heart of clinical excellence and health care innovation through Life Changing Medicine.
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Luminari is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization founded to foster activites that broaden minds, inspire innovations and promote community engagement.

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