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MLK Evening – People of Color and Allies

with Karen Williams

Monday, January 21st, 2019 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
 

 

Join us for a special POC + Allies sit on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in which we remember the legacy of MLK—a life of committed, courageous, compassionate action. We will connect with our own capacity to be compassionate when coming into contact with our own suffering and the suffering of others and explore skillful action born of compassion. Karen G. Williams and Practice Leader Peace Twesigye will be leading.

No previous meditation experience is required.

Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations are split evenly between the teacher(s) and NYI.

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Teacher(s)

Karen G. Williams

Karen G. Williams is on the New York Insight’s Teacher’s Council and a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader Training Program. She has practiced vipassana meditation since 2008 under the mentorship of DaRa Williams. Karen is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Mississippi State University. Her research examines strategies implemented inside correctional facilities to help incarcerated people return home to their communities. When Karen is not writing or teaching, she inhabits her alter ego, “BackAlley Dred” who plays roller derby. Karen’s practice is rooted in cultivating a spirit of whole heartedness on and off the track. Photo credit Jean Schwarzwalder.