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CELT’s book group discussions are designed to engage faculty in a range of research-based topics focusing on teaching and learning. During these lively, interdisciplinary discussions, participants are encouraged to consider how what they’ve read could stimulate changes in their individual teaching practices.

Book Group 2023

Part 1

Date: Thursday, June 8th
Time: 10am
Location: Zoom 

Part 2

Date: Thursday, June 22nd
Time: 10am
Location: Zoom

Rhonda Magee’s The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing ourselves and Transforming our communities through mindfulness unpacks the importance of difficult conversations for working toward racial justice and the necessity of inner work to engage in those conversations.

In higher education, unconscious bias, microaggressions, institutionalized racism, and systemic injustices are deeply ingrained. Healing is an ongoing and personalized process, and Dr Magee shows the ways that those with different identities and experiences can use mindfulness in self-healing and confronting injustices. Through mindfulness--paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in an open, nonjudgmental way--we increase our emotional resilience and recognize our own biases. Given that these concepts often aren’t acknowledged or discussed in academia, we invite you to join your peers in conversations about this book.

CELT will provide copies of the book. Two discussions will be held via zoom.

.This book group is open to those who have attended previous book discussions and to those new to the book. Register here if you are interested in participating.