We Still Can. Create Change.

Do you want to create positive change in your community but don't know where to begin? Do you feel immobilized by despair? This short webinar offers some specific ways to start working toward a just, compassionate world.


How To Talk WITH Other WHites about racism

This webinar is for white antiracist allies who need some strategies for mindfully talking with other whites about dismantling racism. It integrates mindfulness practices with the critical work of dismantling white privilege, white guilt, white fragility, and systemic racial oppression. It is in two parts: the first hour offers wider context and strategies for approaching racial justice work as whites; the second hour addresses very common responses that arise in white discussions around racism and offers mindful antiracist ways of reframing them. Feel free to watch it in two sittings.

 


"Addressing Student Resistance to Social Justice Learning,"

with Dr. Jason A. Laker.  

OVERVIEW:
When learning about social justice concepts, students have a range of reactions that often get framed as "resistance," as though students are willfully resistant to learning about social justice. While that may be true in some cases, we suggest that those reactions are inevitable when their worldviews are challenged. The dissonance that results unsettles students intellectually and emotionally, and they often lack the tools to understand and productively reflect upon those reactions. In this webinar, we draw on mindfulness to helps reframe these reactions and offer specific practices that can be used to help students sit with their discomfort. By integrating mindfulness with social justice pedagogy, student affairs professionals can help students more intentionally respond to issues of oppression rather than merely react to them. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Participants will learn to reframe different student reactions to social justice course material.
  • Participants will better understand how mindfulness can help students sit with and reflect upon their discomfort to unsettling course material.
  • Participants will learn specific mindfulness practices to utilize in moments of student dissonance.