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Numen Lumen l Zoe Kurtz '22 | 02/17/2022

Zoe Kurtz shares her experience with Dreaming. Zoe talks about her fascination with the literal phenomenon of dreaming and her dream journal. She talks about where our minds can take us and how we can make peace with what our dreams mean even when we have no control.

Zoe Kurtz is a Leadership Fellow from Winston-Salem, NC. She is majoring in Strategic Communications and minoring in Leadership Studies and Political Science. At Elon, she serves as the Co-President of Hillel, is a Tour Guide for Admissions, and was previously the New Member Educator for Sigma Kappa. Upon graduating this spring, she will be moving to Durham, NC to serve as the Marketing Coordinator for The Social Institute.


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!

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