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Juneteenth Freedom Jam
June 18 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A Joyful, Easeful Retreat for Black People Worldwide
with Music, Movement, Rest and Reflection
Friday, June 18th, 2021
3 – 6pm ET/12 – 3pm PT
Live via Zoom
Connection information will be shared once registered.
Registration closes an hour before the event.
Proceeds from your financial offerings will be shared with Mothers of the Movement, Unlock the Box, the teachers of the retreat, and CMind’s event scholarship fund.
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Self-selected registration: $10/$25/$50
This gathering is open to ALL Black People regardless of ability to pay a registration fee. Please email Maya@contemplativemind.org for a free link if you are unable to pay for registration.
This joyful retreat, facilitated by Dr. Kamilah Majied, will be a relaxing space to recover from racism and rejoice in Blackness. Dr. Michelle Chatman, chair of the CMind board and Founder of the Black Mindfulness Summit, cites the Yoruba expression “suffering ends today.” This wise adage reminds us that we can, using our masterfully creative, meditative, prayerful, playful minds, release suffering at any moment and decide to attend to enjoying our lives whenever and however we please. This is a truth that is known and enacted by Black people everywhere, every day, all day. We celebrate Black Excellence taking center stage in every realm from academics to gymnastics, from poetry to politics. Blackcellence is within us and all around us! Come celebrate it with us!
Allies to Black People are invited to support Black Freedom on Juneteenth by making a financial offering to this Juneteenth event, the proceeds of which will be shared with Unlock the Box, Mothers of the Movement, the Black guest teachers and CMind’s event scholarship fund.
Dr. Marisela B. Gomez, a Baltimore-based community activist, author, public health professional, and physician scientist, is the author of the book Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore, published by Lexington Books. She received a BS and MS from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and a PHD, MD, and MPH from the Johns Hopkins University. She spent 17 years as an activist/researcher or participant/observer in East Baltimore during and after training at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health. To learn more about Dr. Gomez, visit mariselabgomez.com.
Dr. Sará King is a mother, a UCLA-trained neuroscientist, political and learning scientist, critical theorist, medical anthropologist, educator, social entrepreneur, public speaker, and yoga and meditation instructor. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Neurology at Oregon Health Science University in the Oregon Center for Complementary Alternative Medicine in Neurological Disorders. She is the Founder of MindHeart Consulting, through which she created the ground-breaking “Science of Social Justice” framework for research and facilitation that transforms and heals. To learn more about Dr. King, visit mindheartconsulting.com.
Dr. Larry Ward (he/him) is a senior teacher in Buddhist Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village tradition, the author of the book America’s Racial Karma, and co-author with his wife, Peggy, of Love’s Garden, A Guide To Mindful Relationships. Dr. Ward brings twenty five years of international experience in organizational change and local community renewal to his work as director of the Lotus Institute and as an advisor to the Executive Mind Leadership Institute at the Drucker School of Management. He holds a PhD in Religious Studies with an emphasis on Buddhism and the neuroscience of meditation. Larry is a knowledgeable, charismatic and inspirational teacher, offering insights with personal stories and resounding clarity that express his dharma name, “True Great Sound.” To learn more about Dr. Ward, visit thelotusinstitute.org.
Dr. Kamilah Majied is an activist, mental health therapist, social work educator, researcher, and internationally engaged consultant on building inclusivity and equity using meditative practices. Drawing from decades of contemplative practice, clinical training, and social justice leadership, Kamilah engages people in experiencing wonder, humor and insight while transforming oppressive patterns, improving mental health, and deepening relationships. To learn more, visit KamilahMajied.com.