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Mindfulness based anti-racism - February 23, 2021: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Zoom.
This 90-minute experiential workshop will explore mindfulness-based strategies to foster engaged discussion related to difficult topics (such as systemic racism and violence) while being mindful of the impact those topics/discussions might have on oneself and others. We will be drawing upon research and the MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) model. You will take part in mindfulness-based practices that promote greater connection, self-awareness, equity and inclusion.
Trymaine Gaither is currently the Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusive Excellence for Washington State University, where he works to train faculty and staff in mindfulness based anti-racism, resilience, and self-compassion. His most recent work within the Pullman community has garnered him the honor of the, 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award from Washington State University. Trymaine facilitates mindfulness retreats, racial reconciliation workshops, and mindfulness based anti-racism trainings for individuals, teams, and organizations.
Trymaine trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness at Brown University. He is a proud Historically Black College and University (HBCU) supporter, where he attended North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.
Keywords: VRPTGY, ONCS, VRRNSE, OE, WG, WELLBEING