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Reading groups present an opportunity for fruitful interdisciplinary conversations regarding the use and benefits of contemplative practices in higher education. Check out what we’re reading now and when we’ll be getting together to discuss what we learned and the questions that remain.

 

Inner Work of Racial Justice Book Cover

 The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Our Communities Through Mindfulness

Rhonda V. Magee

"The work of racial justice begins with ourselves. When conflict and division are everyday realities, our instincts tells us to close ranks, to find the safety of our own tribe, and to blame others. The practice of embodied mindfulness -- paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in an open, nonjudgmental way -- increases our emotional resilience, helps us to recognize our unconscious bias, and gives us the space to become less reactive and to choose how we respond to injustice." In this group, we'll discuss Magee's Colorinsight framework, explore mindfulness as a path toward racial healing and justice, and reflect on the implications for teaching and student learning.

 

Faculty Reading Group

Join facilitators Erica Caton (Center for the Advancement of Teaching) and Rosario Lozada (College of Law) and other faculty colleagues to discuss this deeply relevant work. This reading group includes brief guided mindfulness practices. Kindly note that this group will meet via Zoom on the following dates:

Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, and November 2
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 

To participate and receive the complimentary book, please RSVP. Spaces are limited.