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June 10, 2020

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How to Fight Racism Through Inner Work

Both race and our reactivity to it are worthy of being brought with skillful engagement into mindfulness practice.

– Rhonda Magee –

How to Fight Racism Through Inner Work

Mindfulness meditation may hold the key to grappling with interpersonal racism, says Rhonda Magee, because it helps people tolerate the discomfort that comes with deeper discussions about race. And it can help cultivate a sense of belonging and community for those who experience and fight racism in our everyday lives. For more than 20 years, Magee has worked to address issues of race, racism, and identity-based conflict while teaching law at the University of San Francisco. Over the years teaching hundreds of students about the many ways that racism affects law and justice, she came to realize that we can’t just think our way out of racism or other biases — we need to go deeper than intellectual understanding if we are to truly address bias in ourselves and others. { read more }

Be The Change

For more inspiration, join this Saturday’s Awakin Call with Leslie Booker on Cultivating Compassion — Lessons from the Front Lines of Criminal Justice. More details and RSVP info here. { more }

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