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Last Thursday night I attended the Target Free Thursday Night lecture with Edith Ackermann. I was pleasantly surprised to be tortured by the fact that I was the only person in the audience who appeared to be under the age of 30. I know the name ‘lecture’ is an unappealing name and typically it doesn’t pump any the nads of any teen on a Thursday night. But WAC lectures are so much better! At this lecture, Ackermann spoke about play; the many definitions of play, the actions associated with play, and how children develop with play. I found myself taking a stroll through my childhood craziness, and finally understanding the psychological issues that lead to me creating mud pits to jump into from the top of swing sets.
I’m not saying that every teen will be as facinated with these lectures as I was at Edith Ackermann’s lecture, but even if you find yourself just listening to the speaker’s Swiss German accent, it’s worth it.
And even if my little shpeel about lectures hasn’t convinced you, come to the Walker any time and on Target Free Thursday Nights. With as little clique advertising I can muster, the Walker has exhibits, films, theatrical, musical, and dance performances, etc. for everyone (INCLUDING TEENS). Come on, the Walker is a multidisciplinary contemporary center, you have to be open-minded (especially if you are reading this blog).