November 17th Town Hall Session
Recording now available:
We invite you to join CMind's Board President, Dr. Michelle Chatman, and new Executive Director, Dr. David Robinson-Morris, at an upcoming town hall session. This will be a chance to meet David, share your voice, and learn about the vision for CMind.
7pm EST (6pm CST)
Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
Zoom registration closes one hour before the event.
You can also watch the livestream on our Facebook page.
From Dr. Robinson-Morris:
In this moment of global reckoning with the systems and forces of oppression, we are called simultaneously to act and be still. We are called to practice radical love, to engage our imaginations, to dream before we think. We are called to understand and help others understand that this time of global reckoning is a powerful call to action—action-on issues that impact human flourishing from our environmental crisis to structural racism and imperial violence. These are urgent pleas to humanity to look upon itself and be ye transformed before we lose the opportunity forever.
But, this work cannot be done alone. This is OUR work and this will be our work at CMind in the months and years ahead.
Dr. Michelle Chatman, PhD, President of the Board of Directors, is Associate Professor of Crime, Justice, and Security Studies at the University of the District of Columbia. Michelle earned her doctorate in cultural anthropology from American University and teaches courses on urban inequality, youth development, and restorative and juvenile justice. A member of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education since 2011, Michelle has been active in leading numerous CMind initiatives. Michelle is a vibrant leader on her campus and directs the UDC the Mindfulness & Contemplative Learning Initiative. She is enthusiastic about spreading culturally relevant and critical contemplative approaches that foster belonging, justice, and liberated learning.
Dr. David Robinson-Morris, Executive Director, is also the founder and chief reimaginelutionary at The REImaginelution, LLC, a strategic consulting firm working at the intersections of imagination, policy, practice, and prophetic hope to radically reimagine diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) toward racial justice and systemic transformation by engendering freedom of the human spirit; and catalyzing the power of the imagination to reweave organizations, systems, and the world for collective healing and liberation. Prior to his work at CMind, Dr. Robinson-Morris served as the regional director of Diversity and Inclusion in the Bayou Region for Ochsner Health System in Louisiana. He is the founding director of The Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit at Xavier University of Louisiana. He is the author of Ubuntu and Buddhism in Higher Education: An Ontological (Re)Thinking.