The Intersection Between Mindfulness and Justice
This class will explore the connections between compassion, mindfulness, and our efforts toward justice. How do we work for equity in an unjust world that has shaped our way of seeing? How do we effectively challenge injustice when we do see it? How do we encourage others to join the movement? As the Rev. angel Kyodo williams has said, anti-racism work asks us “to literally transcend ourselves.” In past classes we learned how racism (historic and current) has negatively impacted almost every aspect of life for the Black community. This class will continue to examine disparity but focus more on actions to address it. Guest speakers will include nationally renowned civil rights and social justice activist Mattie Jones and Reverend Tim Findley, CEO of Elderserve, who led the way in protesting police violence in Summer, 2020. Reverend Joe Phelps will share his own journey in this “work of love,” and Karen Newton (Wellbeing Integrator and Certified Mindfulness Teacher) will offer wisdom for cultivating compassion, courage, and the patience to search for answers and stay the course in action.