Race, Unconscious Bias & Mindfulness

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Race, Unconscious Bias & Mindfulness
 
with Sebene Selassie
 
Friday, May 10th, 2019 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
 

 
Race is both a construct of pseudoscience and a lived social reality that leads to great inequities and injustices.

While conscious racism is no longer accepted by most in our society, unconscious bias is less easy to see and understand.

In this evening session we will explore how mindfulness and the Buddhadharma can help us bring awareness and clarity to the constructs & biases around race that exist in society and within each of us (either as external racism or as internalized oppression), so that we can live with more love, wisdom and compassion.

Registration

Please register at the highest level that your generosity offers.
Explanations of levels follow below.

Registration Fees include Teacher Support:

New York Insight Meditation Center has streamlined the registration fee levels. Members of our Circle of Friends are eligible to receive 20% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the email confirming membership, which you can enter after clicking the Sustaining Level registration.

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**Sustaining Level: This level reflects the actual costs to support this program. Circle of Friends members eligible for 20% discount with code. Click here to join.

***Subsidized Base: Made possible by the generosity of Benefactor Level above and other donations to ensure participation by those requiring financial assistance.

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If you are unable to pay the Subsidized Base Fee, you can learn about volunteering to offer work exchange and letting us know how much you are able to pay for this program by emailing registration@nyimc.org.

 

Teacher(s)

Sebene Selassie

Sebene Selassie

Sebene Selassie is a teacher, author and speaker who explores the themes of belonging and identity through meditation, creativity and spirituality. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Washington DC, Sebene began studying Buddhism 30 years ago as an undergraduate at McGill University where she majored in Comparative Religious Studies. She has an MA from the New School where she focused on race and cultural studies. For over 20 years Sebene worked with children, youth, and families nationally and internationally for small and large not-for-profits. She has been teaching classes, workshops and retreats for the past decade. Sebene is a three-time cancer survivor of Stage III and IV breast cancer. Her first book is You Belong: A Call for Connection (HarperOne).

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