october, 2020

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wed14oct7:00 pm9:00 pmCultural Intelligence: Transcending Race, Embracing Cosmoswith Greg Thomas7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Teacher: Greg Thomas Aligned Living Quadrant:Heartfelt Community,Knowledge of Systems


(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Aligned Institute Online

Event Details

Registration for this course is now closed. Please contact us by email at events @ thealignedcenter.com for news about upcoming events like this one.

Our country’s current racial and cultural crises have invoked a dire need to reexamine our understanding of race and reflect on our own blind spots. We invite you to join Aligned Center teacher, Greg Thomas, to delve into our crisis of meaning and the meaning of crisis in his timely new nine-week series, Cultural Intelligence: Transcending Race, Embracing Cosmos.

As a culture we’re coming to understand the value of emotional intelligence in our personal lives and interpersonal relationships. In this class, Greg explores culture as another form of intelligence–a discipline of human values, feelings and behavior that enrich our own lives and that of our fellow citizens (and even our opponents). He identifies three stages of cultural intelligence: cultural literacy, culture-in-action, and personal application via conscious culture.

Emotional intelligence, social intelligence, scientific intelligence and spiritual intelligence provide essential insights into the human experience, and Greg investigates how cultural intelligence may be a final piece of this cosmic puzzle to co-evolve a better, brighter and more coherent future for our families, neighborhoods, towns, cities, regions, nations, and the global community.

Greg suggests that the next stage of human development demands cultural intelligence as a guide, as a vision and story for a heightened quality of life.

Join us for this nine-week series on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm EST beginning on October 14, 2020.

9-Week Online Course:
Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00 PM EST
October 14th, 21st, 28th
November 4th, 11th, 18th
December 2nd, 9th, 16th

Cost after October 1st is $299.


Greg Thomas has over 25 years of experience as a writer, producer, broadcaster and educator, and has been featured in publications as various as The Root, All About Jazz, Salon, London’s Guardian Observer, the Village Voice, Africana, American Legacy, Savoy, New York’s Daily News, as well as the scholarly journal Callaloo. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Harlem World magazine from 2003-2006.


Greg ThomasCEO of the Jazz Leadership Project

Aligned Living Quadrant

Heartfelt Community

Knowledge of Systems