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Re-Emergence of Racial Healing
through the Re-Connection of Mindful Allyship

A Contemplative Workshop with Tovi Scruggs-Hussein, Sally Albright Green, & Grace Helms Kotre 
Sunday, November 7th, 2021
11am – 2pm EST (UTC -5)
(8am – 11am PST)
Online

The ACMHE Conference is excited to host this contemplative workshop on the closing day to help us return to our institutions empowered with practices for embodying equity and taking action towards racial healing. (The workshop is open to all; prior conference attendance is not required.)

The Racial Healing Allies’ approach centers resilience and collective allyship toward more equitable classrooms–starting with ourselves first. In this 3-hour workshop, we will engage in individual and collective healing practices to help us embody equity. We will explore common barriers to institutional equity and learn how personal healing can create systemic shifts. In this time of mass trauma, reconnection to ourselves and each other is essential. Join us to be a part of the movement toward trauma-informed, holistic, and empowering equity work to transform our institutions and beyond!

This workshop will be an introduction to the Racial Healing Allies™ framework envisioned by Tovi Scruggs-Hussein, award-winning educator with over 25 years of experience. It will be co-led by Racial Healing Allies Leaders Sally Albright-Green, M.Ed, and Grace Helms Kotre, MSW. It is appropriate for educators and other professionals, community members, activists, and others interested in transformative education for equity.

Takeaways: 

  • Explore the fundamentals of a contemplative approach to educational equity work;

  • Be inspired to deepen your personal practice for racial equity;

  • Discover specific practices for personal and collective racial healing;

  • Connect with a community of contemplative practitioners working toward racial equity;

  • Commit to transformative actions within your institution.

Plus, a resource for continued learning: The facilitators also invite you to save the date for their 11-week online course, “Embodied Allyship,” which starts the day after the ACMHE Conference (Monday, Nov. 8th). You can learn more and register ahead of time, or wait to hear about it during the workshop.

Workshop Facilitators

Tovi Scruggs-Hussein (she/her) is an author, healer, and award-winning educator with over 25 years of leadership, meditation, and school-transformation experience. Tovi is the co-founding teacher of Trauma-Informed Leadership at Mills College and is the National President for Coalition for Schools Educating Mindfully.

Sally Albright Green (she/her) is an instructional coach, and mindfulness practitioner and trainer. She has her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction, is a Certified Teacher Evaluator in the state of Illinois, and sits on the board of the Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully. She is currently a Teaching and Learning Coach at a K-5 Title 1 school in suburban Chicago.

Grace Helms Kotre (she/her), MSW, is a certified mindfulness instructor and social justice educator. As the founder of Power to Be, LLC, she offers trainings and presentations on mindfulness as a tool for personal healing and equity-based social change. Grace also serves as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Michigan.

How to Register

Registration for the Post-Conference Workshop is available as an add-on to your main conference registration or as standalone registration. Rates are $50 (student rate), $75 (standard rate) or $100 (sustainer rate). ACMHE members will receive an additional $25 discount.

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