Being and Belonging: Mindfully Helping Youth of Color Thrive

Venue:

Being and Belonging: Mindfully Helping Youth of Color Thrive

St Louis,  

Time:

From  2019-03-15 13:00:00  to  2019-03-15 16:00:00
Event Description
Enduring constructs of inequity seem to perpetually devalue Black and Brown youth,casting them as insignificant and disposable. Critical contemplative pedagogy can helpus disrupt the damaging narratives and systems that impede youth thriving, while alsoawakening us to a deeper knowing. In this workshop, Dr. Michelle Chatman will helpparticipants re-imagine our work with students of color. Dr. MichelleChatman, is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Youth Studies at the University of the District of Columbia. She integrates culturally relevant mindfulness and contemplative approaches into her teaching, advising, and research. Dr.Chatmanis a Fellow in the RWJF funded Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL) program where she is designing a restorative-justice based mindfulness intervention for African American youth. Pictured above, Dr.Chatmantraces her contemplative work to her volunteerism in The Gambia, West Africa, in her 2016 TEDx Talk,How Africa Changed My Life. Her talk may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0gf8zLLJKw&t=2s