In recognition of President Rosenberg's call to advance the "life of the mind" at FIU, the Workshop Series supports ongoing reflection and exchange about faculty efforts to implement contemplative practices into their teaching and scholarship.
As part of CAT's Contemplative Practices in Education initiative, and in collaboration with the Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity, we are pleased to invite you to a virtual workshop facilitated by Rhonda V. Magee, Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco and author of The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities through Mindfulness, on cultivating and sustaining inclusive and equitable learning environments.
Keeping it Real, Lively and Strong: Mindfulness-based ColorInsight Practices for Resilient Antiracist Learning Communities
How might we foster classroom-based learning communities with the strength to deal with race-based crises and controversies as they arise? In this workshop, Professor Magee will guide us in exploring how to create and sustain inclusive antiracist and resilient learning communities in the 21st century. She'll share some of the research-based contemplative teaching and learning practices that have been shown to help create resilient spaces for intellectual and inner life development on college campuses.
Two identical sessions offered:
Thursday, October 29 & Friday, October 30
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM via Zoom
Rhonda V. Magee, M.A., J.D., is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, and has spent more than twenty years exploring the intersections of antiracist education, social justice, and contemplative practices. She is an internationally-recognized innovator, storyteller, thought and practice leader on integrating Mindfulness into Higher Education, Law and Social Justice. A Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, she has served as an advisor to a range of leading mindfulness-based professional development organizations, including the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness, and the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. She currently serves as Chair of the Board of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. A prolific author, Professor Magee recently published her first book, The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness, which was named one of the top ten books released in 2019 by the Greater Good Science Center, and received similar recognition by Psychology Today and the editors of Mindful.org.
All workshop participants will receive a complimentary e-book of The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness.