How to Fight Injustice Without Hating With Valerie Brown
Time & Location
About the Event
Time & Location
Friday, December 4, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 pm (Central Time)
About the Event
This 2-hour workshop is a distillation of Valerie’s widely-celebrated course of the same title, How to Fight Injustice Without Hating, designed to show how to work toward greater racial and social justice without succumbing to hatred and violence ourselves in our efforts to bring about change.
* understanding systemic and structural racism and why it's important to you
* unconscious bias and how this hinders progress
* white privilege and fragility as a form of suffering, which also contribute to racial and social inequity.
* and finally, learning how to skillfully handle strong emotions for inner peace and calm.
The session will include a time for sitting meditation and for questions & answers.
Valerie Brown, J.D., was a successful, high-pressure attorney and lobbyist for 20 years before turning her skills and intellect to “human-scale work with diverse leaders and teams to foster trustworthy, compassionate, and authentic connections.” She is the Founder and Principal of LeadSmart Coaching, LLC (www.leadsmartcoaching.com).
She holds a Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Master of Arts (M.A.), and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees, and is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She is court-trained mediator. She is also Co-Director of Georgetown’s Institute for Transformational Leadership in Washington, D.C.
Valerie’s books include: The Road that Teaches: Lessons in Transformation through Travel QuakerBridge Media, 2012) and The Mindful School Leader: Practices to Transform Your Leadership and School (Corwin, 2014).
Website & Links
If you have questions or need additional information about this retreat or other Flowering Lotus program offerings, please contact:
Beth Herzig, Retreat Director
We ask that you support Flowering Lotus and those whose needs are greater by registering at the highest level ($75, $50, $25) with which you’re comfortable.
All are welcome to participate, regardless of ability to pay. If you are unable to pay the minimum $25 registration, select “Scholarship”, and no payment will be required.
There will be an opportunity to make a dana* contribution in any amount, to Flowering Lotus and the teachers at the online event. Your generosity is a gift that supports not just the teacher, Valerie; but also the Sangha (Flowering Lotus); the larger Dharma community; and, most importantly, your own practice.
*Dana is a Pali word that is generally translated “generosity.” In the Buddhist tradition, the teachings are freely given, because they are priceless. We are taught to practice dana, or generosity, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. Dana is not payment for services rendered – it is given from the heart. Dana is the first theme in the Buddha’s system of gradual training and the first of the three grounds for meritorious action.
- Valerie Brown, December 2020$75$750$0
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