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POSTPONED - Workshop by Sara King: The Science of Social Justice
Due to concerns about the new coronavirus, this event has been postponed until a later date. CRFS will advertise the event once we have more information.
The Science of Social Justice: An Experiential Workshop Using Mindfulness and Story-Telling to Explore and Heal the Embodied Impact of Othering and Systemic Discrimination
Workshop by Sara King: Post-doctoral scholar in Neurology at OHSU and yoga/meditation teacher
In this experiential workshop Dr. Sará King will offer up instruction in mindful movement practices, mindfulness meditation, as well as story-telling exercises to create a compassionate and safe container in which to explore the embodied impact of othering and discrimination. It is her sincere hope that we might use these tools to begin to use the power of our nervous systems to open ourselves up to a more curious, creative, and loving manner of embodying our collective and intergenerational experiences of identity and trauma, to begin to heal together as a community.
About the Speaker
Dr. Sará King is a UCLA-trained neuroscientist, political and learning scientist, social-entrepreneur, public speaker, and yoga and mindfulness meditation instructor. She has over 20 years of experience as a research scientist, and specializes in the study of the relationship between mindfulness, complementary alternative medicine, and social justice. She is currently a post-doctoral scholar in Neurology at OHSU, studying the relationship between stress biomarkers and mindfulness as a non-pharmacological approach to Alzheimer’s disease prevention in communities of color. Dr. King has also completed a year long 500 hr. Advanced Mindfulness, Yoga, and Meditation Teacher training, as well as she has begun training as a dharma teacher in the Theravada Buddhist tradition at Spirit Rock through their Community Dharma Leader training program this year.