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May 13, 2022
The two-day meeting consists of listening sessions, workshops and spotlight panels. This year’s theme is last year’s event “Quarantine among blacks.. “
“What I overwhelmingly started hearing from the people involved in the’Quarantining While Black’project was that they were exhausted,” he said. Larina JosephCCDE Director and Professor of UW Communication, “And they needed other ways to help take care of themselves and their community members.”
With that in mind, Joseph and the director of Resilience Labs Megan Kennedy We began to discuss how to bring contemplative practices into anti-racist work.Grant from Mind & Life InstituteA non-profit organization based in Virginia, co-founded by the Dalai Lama, CCDE and Resilience Labs, it integrates and addresses these issues.
The Resilience Resistance training and speaker series brings together campus and community leaders to focus on mindfulness and compassionate practices as a tool to stop racism.
For months, those ideological leaders have been engaged in conversations about resistance and resilience, he said. jas moultrie, PhD Student in Communication and CCDE Research Assistant. Towards her meeting, she is most excited about the opportunity to look back on those discussions.
“Resisting is a daunting task,” Mortry said. “The point of this conversation is to have the opportunity to say: How do we take care of our bodies? How do we tend to be in those moments?” How do you tell yourself, “I want to influence the changes in my community, but I also want to take care of myself”?
Working with the CCDE is an opportunity for Resilience Labs to think carefully about racism and how to deal with it through a series of practices designed to help people build dialogue, Kennedy said. Said.
“The moment we really need these types of skills to think about” how to confuse this microaggression moment “but also” what to do with the surge of anxiety that occurred before “. I think you are in. later? “Joseph said. “I hope people leave the meeting as if they have some skill in the field.”
The meeting will begin on May 18th with two online sessions. The morning session “Everyday Microaggressions, Everyday Awareness” serves as an introduction to the form of living discrimination. The afternoon session looks like this: “The Power of Investigation: Introducing the Question as the First Anti-Racist Tool to Stop Microaggression.”
“Given what we know about college, mental health and welfare, we know that BIPOC students are experiencing a high rate of mental health problems,” Kennedy said. .. “It shows social factors such as climate and culture, impostor syndrome, discrimination and microaggression experiences.”
On May 19, four community leaders will join the afternoon spotlight panel.The speaker is Aggie BriscoA retired information system who grew up in Texas during the Jim Crow era. Indo OrnerasDeputy Chairman and Associate Professor of UW’s Health System and Population Health Department. Jay Sabran, Assistant Director of Graduate Student Affairs, University of Washington Graduate School. Marsha Rule, former editor of UW Medicine Newsroom.
“The way we work is important,” Kennedy said. “Part of the resistance is to work together, rather than working towards a common result beyond each other’s goals. Gathering together is a way to produce better results for our students and all of us. I think it’s part of. It’s important how we work together. “
The conference is sponsored by the Mind & Life Institute, the UW Diversity and Inclusion Seed Grant, the UW Faculty of Communication Studies, and the Undergraduate Office.
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