Summer Session 2021: Contemplative Practices for Collective Healing and Liberation
August 2 - August 5$350
Contemplative Practices for Collective Healing and Liberation:
17th Annual Summer Session on Contemplative Practices in Education
August 2-5, 2021
Broadcast Live via Zoom
2021 Facilitators: Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde (Chair), Yuria Celidwen, Lisa-Marie Napoli, David W. Robinson-Morris, Kai Cheng Thom
The 2021 Summer Session will focus on how educators can move forward from the events that have shaped our lives this past year. By integrating contemplative practices with a social justice lens, we will explore ways to cultivate joy and happiness in our teaching, research, and civic engagement towards collective well-being and liberatory change.
The Summer Session offers a unique combination of course development, community building, experiential learning and time for practice. Past attendees have referred to it as their “yearly tune up,” a chance for personal reflection, self-care, and pedagogical development. We encourage newcomers to contemplative pedagogy and inquiry to attend, as the Summer Session seeks to offer participants a foundation for understanding, experiencing, and developing contemplative approaches.
Through plenary presentations, small group work, and time for practice and self-reflection, participants will reflect on their identities, their complex meanings, and their connections to their roles as educators within education and in our communities.
The Summer Session is facilitated by a multidisciplinary team of educators with extensive experience across many aspects of higher education. Together they will provide you with guidance as you explore how to effectively and responsibly integrate contemplative practices into your educational environments.