Indigenous Grandmother Mona Polacca to Speak at Sofia University

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Polacca is one of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from around the world sharing the wisdom of indigenous cultures

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Mona Polacca is a living treasure with a wealth of lived wisdom about spirituality and diversity – two of our core values here at Sofia University.

Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) will host Indigenous Grandmother, Mona Polacca, for the special event, “The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers: A New Way to Walk on the Earth.” The event takes place Thursday, January 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Sofia University in Palo Alto.

Mona Polacca is one of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, a global alliance of women representing indigenous cultures around the world. The alliance promotes spirituality, education and healing for the Earth and all inhabitants for future generations. Polacca will speak about the Grandmothers’ travels around the world educating others about their diverse cultures, lands, medicines, languages, and ceremonial ways of prayer.

This special event is part of a new Public Programs department at Sofia University, which is comprised of arts programs, performances, films, talks/lectures, academic certificate programs, and other community-facing events. Sofia University plans to further engage and serve the external community through the public programs initiative, led by Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Tracy Byars. Byars commented, “Mona Polacca is exactly the kind of speaker we plan to feature as part of our Public Programs. She is a living treasure with a wealth of lived wisdom about spirituality and diversity – two of our core values here at Sofia University.”
The event is expected to draw attendees from across the Bay Area region, as well as interested students, faculty members and alumni.

About Sofia University

Founded in 1975, Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) is a private, non-sectarian university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For over 35 years, within the context of scholarship and research, the school has offered transformative education for the whole person, probing the mind, body, spirit connection. As Sofia University, the school is broadening its mission, reaching into multiple disciplines and adding undergraduate study. For more information, visit


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