Offering a contemplative practice for well-being and self-reflection, Sequoya will center Black sci-fi author Octavia Butler and the 12 lessons mentioned throughout the Parable of the Sower. Sequoya will facilitate an interactive session, integrating contemplative practices and creativity, such as guided visualization with oracle card images, intentions, and guided journaling.
Using personal story, the speakers will discuss their respective journeys navigating South Asian identity development, the influence of colonialism on this process, and how they have navigated contemplative pedagogy work within a broader context of cultural appropriation, racism, and islamophobia. The session will begin with a brief contemplative practice.
Join Dr. Joy Blanchard, Associate Professor of Higher Education at Louisiana State University, Dr. Hollie Chessman, Director of Research at the American Council on Education, and CMind Executive Director Dr. David Robinson-Morris in a data-driven conversation where the issues are identified, named, and confronted as a beginning of the healing process.
Join the AAC&U’s Dr. Tia Brown McNair and Professor Rhonda Magee, JD in a webinar exploring how colleges and universities might begin the institutional work of racial justice, truth-telling, reconciliation, and healing while simultaneously understanding the inner work of racial justice and healing.