We will talk about mindfulness as a skillful way to remember what our ethical principles are, what values we bring into our educational settings. How do we understand the way mindfulness brings us back to calm and clarity so we can act in accordance with our ethics of integrity and right understanding. How does mindfulness help us to notice when we are acting our of our privileges (race, class, gender, sexual orientation, language, place of birth, ability etc) and how can mindfulness help us to not only recognize but change the way we think, speak, and act in line with social justice. We will break into small groups and role play how the presence and absence of mindfulness happens in our educational settings.

Marisela Gomez is a mindfulness practitioner (ordained in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing), public health scholar activist, and physician. Of Afro-Latina ancestry, she lives in Baltimore involved in social justice activism and community building/health research. Author of Race, Class, Power and Organizing in East Baltimore, she has written numerous book chapters, popular and scholarly publications. She blogs at Huff Post and mariselabgomez.com on the intersection of wisdom justice and mindfulness. For a TEDTalk on healing racism through waking up.

Please indicate your top three workshop choices on your registration form. You will be attending two 90-minute workshops in the afternoon as part of the Mindfulness in Education Symposium.

Super Early Bird: $125 (Before Feb. 22)
Early Bird: $175 (Feb. 23 – Feb. 28)
Regular: $250 (March 1 – March 9)


March 17 @ 13:00
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm (1h 30′)

Workshop Room

Marisela Gomez