Using Contemplative Practices to Promote Well-Being and Social Justice Awareness

Posted on Feb 14, 2014

A webinar with Michelle Chatman
Assistant Professor, Department of Justice Studies, University of the District of Columbia
Originally broadcast on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014


Dr. Michelle ChatmanDr. Michelle Chatman teaches sociology and anthropology courses at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), the only four-year, public university in the nation’s capital. As an urban, land-grant institution, UDC is deeply engaged in critical issues around urban life and inequality including income neighborhood diversity and gentrification.

In this webinar, Dr. Chatman shares some of the contemplative practices she uses in her classes to deepen student learning, enhance well-being, and inspire a commitment to social justice. These practices include Well-being and Diversity Days, The Mindfulness Challenge, and The Coltrane Meditation.


  1. I am not able to listen to a rebroadcast/podcast of Michele Chatman’s talk given today from your website while past talks are available. Kindly advise when Professor
    Chatman’s talk will be available.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Jill,
      I’ll have it posted on our Webinars page soon. It just takes me a little time to get the raw file, edit it, render it, upload it, and update the site. 🙂 But, that will hopefully happen today.

      All best,
      Carrie Bergman

    • Hi again, Jill: I’ve updated this post with the recording. You can also view it on Vimeo at Thanks so much!

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