October 1–2, 2021
Transforming Ourselves, Our Schools and Our Communities: How Mindfulness Informs Trauma, Racial Equity, Social Justice, and Inclusion
Featuring Rhonda Magee, MA, JD
Annually, MC4ME brings together educators, parents and professionals from across the state to learn about innovative approaches for teaching mindfulness and developing mindful and compassionate school communities.
A planning committee of our collaborators in the state has been meeting to plan the first two day statewide conference on mindfulness in education in Michigan. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the conference has been postponed to the fall of 2021.
The topic of the conference, which is timely, is focused on ways in which mindfulness may inform trauma-sensitive practice, racial equity, social justice and inclusion. The conference will feature both national experts and leading practitioners in the state who have successfully mobilized their schools of communities in a mindful direction. It is anticipated that this conference will be held annually.
To allow ourselves to be truly in touch with where we already are, no matter where that is, we have got to pause in our experience long enough to let the present moment sink in; long enough to actually feel the present moment, to see it in its fullness, to hold it in awareness and thereby come to know and understand it better.”
– Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness Teacher and Author