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Saturday, November 9 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Centered in Blackness: Offerings from The 2019 Black Mindfulness Summit

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In this roundtable session, we share images and insights gleaned from the inaugural convening of the Black Mindfulness Summit in March 2019, a gathering of diverse Black contemplative practitioners. Scholars, artists, healers, and community members gathered to reflect, sing, draw, laugh, dance, pray, and acknowledge our collective pain and wisdom. In the face of continued racial tension on college campuses, where Black bodies are policed and Black intellectual legitimacy is questioned, there exists a need for authentic healing and restorative spaces for those of us committed to doing anti-racist work. Together we considered how mindfulness and diverse contemplative approaches foster healing from racial trauma experienced in the academy. While contemplative practices connect us to the broader human condition, there is a time and place for contemplative spaces that honor our diversity and complexity, while simultaneously grounding us to have an impact within and beyond our communities.

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am EST
803 Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01104