Upcoming Events

Dharma + Justice + Abolition

When:
February 5, 2021 – February 6, 2021 all-day
2021-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
2021-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Online
Contact:
Lisa Simon

Instructor: karen g. williams
Date: Fri, Feb. 5, 1:00 – 6:00 pm | Sat, Feb. 6 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Format: This two-day intensive course will be held online, through synchronous sessions. Registrants are expected to attend full-time, for both days.
RSVP: At Capacity

In the wake of protests confronting racial injustice and anti-black racism, a newfound attentiveness towards abolition has reemerged. In this course we will explore how the dharma informs our understanding of abolition and what is the role dharma in justice? Drawing on contemporary writings from QTBIPOC Buddhist practitioners, feminist scholars, and social justice movements as a way to ground our view, we will collectively imagine a just world. Students will engage in intimate conversations about what is at stake, what do we need to undo and unlearn for liberation.

This course is one in a series of courses offered as part of Thich Nhat Hanh Program for Engaged Buddhism.

About karen g. williams

karen g. williams, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Guttman Community College (CUNY). Her scholarship examines strategies implemented inside correctional facilities to help incarcerated people return home to their communities. Karen has practiced vipassana meditation since 2008. Her mindfulness and meditative practices are rooted in cultivating a spirit of wholeheartedness and recognizing the interconnectedness of all things. She co-chairs New York Insight’s Diversity, Equity and Liberation committee and is a graduate from the joint IMS and Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Training Program. karen primarily teaches in BIPOC and in LGBTQI communities. When karen is not teaching, she knits, cooks, bakes, and inhabits her alter ego BackAlley Dred while coaching jr. roller derby.

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