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Join Shari Foos:

Community Conversations:
Coming Home From Combat
FEB 9, 2018 AT 6–7:30PM

Our Panelists:


Shari Foos is a psychotherapist, educator, writer, improvisational artist, activist and the founder of The Narrative Method™, http://thenarrativemethod.org/ a profound group experience that uses stories to expand perspectives, build empathy and transform relationships. TNM provides workshops for diverse populations, including veterans, adolescents and other underserved populations who struggle with issues related to poverty, homelessness, PTSD, substance abuse, and the cycle of violence and incarcerations.


Tomás Summers Sandoval is an associate professor of Chicanx-Latinx Studies and History at Pomona College, where he teaches classes on the Latinos in the United States. He is the author of Latinos at the Golden Gate (2013) and currently completing a book on Latino communities and the Vietnam War.  He also curated a public history exhibit Voices Veteranos: Mexican America and the Legacy of Vietnam (2017) and he is currently writing a play based on his oral histories with vets.


Marcos Nájera is a hybrid storyteller: actor/director/journalist. A recipient of CTG’s Dana Fellowship and an Oregon Shakespeare Festival Directing Assistantship, he’s a rebel performance artist for Guillermo Gomez Peña’s La Pocha Nostra troupe and a long time artistic associate of playwright Anna Deavere Smith. As a reporter, he’s filed stories for NPR, the BBC, CNN and NPR’s Latino USA.  Directing credits include ¡SER! at The Los Angeles Theater Center, Cornerstone Theater/Teatro Jornalero’s collaborative show Sueños Sin Fronteras by Bernardo Solano, and projects at Occidental College’s New Play Festival.  Marcos is a Center Theatre Group Teaching Artist Faculty member who believes glitter, confetti and sushi make the world a better place.  He holds two degrees from Stanford University and a Certificate from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s “Mind, Brain & Education Institute.”

The Narrative Salon

This award-winning group experience is a magical adventure of depth, humor and unapologetic subversiveness that reboots your perception of yourself and others. The Narrative Salon is a tapestry of compelling media clips, storytelling and creative writing, wrapped around discussions that challenge the cultural norms that keep us separate and isolated.  See the world through the eyes of a stranger and discover our common humanity.

Outsiders are insiders.

Ideas are our toys. Come and play.

Wednesdays 7:15-9:30 pm

West Los Angeles

Address upon RSVP

Shari Foos

“…completely shattered my entrenched narrative in the best ways.”

“The only thing I didn’t like was that it ended.”

“Utterly groundbreaking!”