Exploring the important intersection of contemplative education, social justice and multicultural education. Garrison Institute April 30-May 1, 2015
A phenomenal group of contemplative activists from throughout the US convened at the Garrison Institute to examine the convergence of social justice, equity, and multicultural and contemplative education. We affirmed our commitment to building systems and infrastructures to support inclusion, compassion, awareness, and activism in K-12 and higher education in the interest of achieving safety, security and equality.
This represents the continuation of the Pre Conference at the International Symposium for Contemplative Science held last fall, and marks the second in what we hope to be a series of ongoing conversations.
Dialogue with john a powell
Bringing social justice and contemplative education into dialogue
Building collaborative partnerships between educators and contemplative activists.
On October 30, 2014, Grace had the distinct privilege of engaging in a keynote dialogue with john a powell, PhD. john a. powell is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties and a wide range of issues including race, structural racism, ethnicity, housing, poverty, and democracy. He is the Executive Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, which supports research to generate specific prescriptions for changes in policy and practice that address disparities related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and socioeconomics in California and nationwide. He is the author of Racing to Justice: Transforming our Concepts of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society. Here we begin to discuss the important topic of how contemplative education and social justice can unite to affect sustainable and meaningful change in education.