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Mindfulness and Racial Bias: Straight Talk with MLI Fellow, Law Professor Rhonda Magee JD
December 8, 2015
The hour long chat will include a chance to practice meditation together and to ask Professor Magee questions about her experience on the issue of racial bias, the law, immigration and public policy.
Ready for some straight talk about racial bias and mindfulness? Many who examine the growth of the field of contemplative practice see it as coming only from straight, middle-class whites and corporate America. How might we work to shift that perception and to broaden the reach of our work? What practices can assist us in deepening our understanding of these criticisms and minimizing structural “mindful bypassing?” How might attending to these concerns deepen the benefits of Mind and Life in the world?
The hour long chat will also include a chance to practice meditation together and to ask Professor Magee questions about her experience on the issue of racial bias, the law, immigration and public policy.
ABOUT RHONDA MAGEE: Rhonda Magee, JD, is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco. She is also Chair of the Board of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, a member of the Project for the Integration of Spirituality, Law and Politics, and a contributor to Mindful.org. At USF, she teaches Contemplative Lawyering, Immigration Law, Insurance Law, Race Law and Policy, and Torts. She is an expert in Contemplative Pedagogy, Race Law, Identity-Sensitive Pedagogy, Critical Race Perspectives on the Intersection of Race and Immigration.