• October 8, 2020 at 19:00:00

The Inner Work of Racial Justice: A Conversation with Rhonda V. Magee

Thursday, October 8th, 7:00pm Central to 8:30pm – Via Zoom

Called to inner work and outer action by the cumulative atrocities of racism in our country, many of us don’t know how to begin to be part of the needed changes.

How do we bring our contemplative gifts of silence, reflection, and presence to the table when we sit down to talk about race?

Law professor and mindfulness practitioner Rhonda Magee speaks from extensive experience both personally and professionally of the need to begin the move toward racial justice with ourselves.

“At the heart of the work of mindful racial justice is a commitment to doing no harm, to healing the wounds of injustice through caring—through a fierce, courageous, and far-sighted love. There is something radical about giving what was not given to me, about healing myself so that the harm stops here, and about offering love and compassion in ways that heal the world and protect future generations.” –Rhonda V. Magee

Join us for a powerful 90-minute conversation on racial justice with Rhonda Magee on Thursday evening, October 8th from 7pm Central to 8:30pm via Zoom.

It is only by healing from injustices and dissolving our personal barriers to connection that we develop the ability to view others with compassion and to live in community with people of vastly different backgrounds and viewpoints. Incorporating mindfulness exercises, research, and Magee’s hard-won insights, The Inner Work of Racial Justice offers a road map to a more peaceful world.

 

INVESTMENT: $40

(or $70 for both the evening with Ms. Magee and the 5-week book reflection of The Inner Work of Racial Justice)

Join us Thursday, October 8th, 7:00pm Central to 8:30pm via Zoom to explore community-engaged mindfulness and discover a mindfulness and presence-based approach to racial justice.

Go Deeper:
Join us for the Eremos Fall 2020 Book Reflection

The INNER WORK
of RACIAL JUSTICE

Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness
By Rhonda V. Magee

About the Author

Rhonda V. Magee, MA, JD

Rhonda V. Magee, JD, MA, a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, is professor of law at the University of San Francisco and an internationally recognized teacher of mindfulness-based interventions for personal transformation and social justice. A former practicing lawyer, she is chair of the board of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.

She is a highly practiced facilitator of trauma sensitive, restorative MBSR interventions for lawyers and law students, and for minimizing the effect of social-identity-based bias. A fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, Magee has been a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society and a visiting professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley.

“Commit to an ethics of care, founded on empathy, compassion, and love for all creatures” in which “[p]ractitioners seek to understand and diminish the structural violence of societies and institutions as well as the roots of violence that are present in themselves.”  – Stephen Batchelor

In our lives we are embedded in community in many ways that are obvious and not so obvious. And we are being shaped and formed by those communities we engage with. What if we were equally shaped by our own intentions within those communities, collectives, groups of more than one other human being?