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Sounds True’s Year of Mindfulness – Mindful of Race Dialogue

July 13, 2017
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

Sounds True – A Year of Mindfulness

Bonus Session

A Special Dialogue with Ruth King on Mindfulness & Race

Join Ruth King and Kelly Boys on July 13th for a lively dialogue about race and mindfulness. This special session will feature an hour-long conversation, followed by Q&A with the audience.

Conversations around race are often difficult and emotionally charged. In this special session, Kelly and Ruth will discuss how mindfulness can support us in engaging with themes around race and racism with open and wise hearts.

During this session, we’ll explore:

  • The narratives we hold along racial lines—both conscious and unconscious
  • Our individual and collective racial conditioning, as well as its systemic proliferation
  • The dynamics of racism as a way to understand other forms of oppression, privilege, and power
  • Ways we can soften the grip of the anger, guilt, and fear that arises when we do this work
  • The kinship, care, and relief that come from healing racial distress
  • How racism is a heart disease—and it’s curable

When we begin to understand our racial conditioning and its impact, we begin the process of gradually healing our divided hearts.

Click here for details on participating!