Enacting Human Revolution: The Inner Social Justice Movement
An ACMHE Webinar with Dr. Kamilah Majied
Associate Professor of Social Work, Howard University
Originally broadcast on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 2pm ET
This webinar will enable participants to learn practical ways to identify and transform thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that reflect prejudice against ourselves and others. Participants will learn activities that enable them to infuse a liberatory consciousness into their contemplative practice.
Goals of this webinar include:
- Participants will gain information about the concept and process of human revolution and how human revolution relates to enlightenment and absolute freedom
- Participants will have the opportunity to practice chanting, silent meditation and contact exercises that allow for the exploration of thoughts, feelings, and sensations about self and world
- Participants will have an opportunity to practice exercises that allow them to explore what their personal human revolution could involve and what practices they can put into place to consistently engage in accessing their own enlightenment.
About the Presenter
Dr. Kamilah Majied has been a practicing Buddhist for 36 years. She has taught domestically and internationally about mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, mindfulness and racial justice, Buddhism and mental health, mindfulness practices as a path towards preserving the environment and contemplative practices in education. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work and is Co-Editor of a Special Issue on Peace, Reconciliation and Non-Violent Conflict Resolution. Dr. Majied gave opening remarks at the first White House Conference of Buddhist Leaders on Climate Change and Racial Justice, where she also facilitated the dialogue on ending racism amongst the internationally represented Buddhist leadership. She is one of the original authors of the Buddhist People of Color Statement Calling for Racial Justice published by Lion’s Roar magazine. Dr. Majied serves as facilitator for the North American Buddhist Alliance’s ongoing dialogues on Buddhism, mindfulness practices and social justice. A member of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education, Dr. Majied employs contemplative pedagogy and mindfulness practices in both clinical practice and education.
Dr. Majied is a mental health clinician, clinical educator, researcher, author and international consultant on the impact of oppression on mental health and social functioning. Her scholarship focuses on racism, sexism, homophobia, heterosexism and other forms of social oppression. Dr. Majied has conducted research and presented on mental health, social development and education in various parts of the world including Japan, Trinidad, Iceland, the Bahamas, Copenhagen, Jamaica, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Egypt, Haiti, Gambia and Cuba. As a consultant, she works to make health and human service organizations more culturally competent. Dr. Majied is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Howard University. She has successfully assisted various University-based, national and international entities in developing programming that welcomes and supports diversity, addresses disparities and advances organizational and community wellness.