Numen Lumen | Charlotte Williams | 02/10/2022
Charlotte Williams shares her experience with Dreaming. She invites you to consider what your hidden tracks are.
Charlotte Williams, a native North Carolinian, grew up in Wilson, NC where her parents still reside. She’s the oldest of 3 siblings. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and earned a Master of Arts degree in Education from East Carolina University. She serves as an associate director in Campus Recreation for Student Wellness – where she supports collegiate health and wellness programming, particularly peer education as a vehicle for cultivating holistic wellness throughout Elon. Prior to joining Elon, Charlotte has worked in the community, healthcare, faith-based and academic settings and served as a health teacher and school health administrator in Guilford and Rockingham County schools for 10 years. She is a creative at heart and enjoys creating from hair, to food to crafting creations. She’s also passionate about family engagement and consults as a coach for families. And she’s the proud God-mother of 4 and auntie to Jeremiah a rising kindergartener.
Our Numen Lumen theme this year invites speakers and musicians to ponder the idea of dreaming. “Dreaming” will push our community to traverse the passive and active forms that dreaming takes in our lives. Speakers will explore the literal and figurative series of images, ideas, sensations, and emotions in the mind and through their work.
We ask speakers to ponder where reality and dreaming meet, what form dreaming takes in their everyday lives, and how dreaming directs their pathway. Can dreaming be a productive form of activism? Is dreaming strictly forward-thinking, or can it exist without time restraints? Is dreaming simply an involuntary experience? How may dreaming be dangerous, or irresponsible in the face of real-world issues? Or, where can it be a useful instrument? What are the burdens of dreaming? What or who makes you dream?
We encourage you to share your thoughts and responses to our speaker in the comment section below!