Transforming the Inner Turmoil Around Race and Racism with Valerie Sheppard

Transforming the Inner Turmoil Around Race and Racism with Valerie Sheppard

Africana Institute for Creation Recognition and Elevation and Illuminations Present

Contemplative Reflections Upon Race: Time to Move

Valerie understands that, "All transformations begins with acknowledgement of what is real and present, and moves through additional stages of acceptance, foregiveness, and commitment."  In this experiential, interactive session, attendees will be guided through a process that enables them to move through these four stages in a safe, compassionate heart-centered space.  Whether feelings and thoughts are connected to things happening in the present or the past, this session gives the participants an opportunity to learn how to manage difficult situations when social triggers or memories resurface in the future.  Central to this suppleness is developing the mindful capacity to respond rather than react.

CoSponsors:

    Africana Institute for Creation Recognition and Elevation

    Claire Trevor School of the Arts

    Community Resilience

    Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

    The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

    Illuminations

    Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity

    Office of Inclusive Excellence

    Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning

    Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

    School of Law

    School of Social Sciences

    Sustainability Resource Center

    University Advancement & Alumni Relations

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