Presentation on “Equity, Student Success & Community Thriving.” Long Island, NY. October 2018.
Keynote presentation for Suffolk County Superintendents, Long Island, NY (2017). Equity, quality education, and preparing members and leaders for healthy multiracial communities.
Editor, July 2017. The Initiative for Contemplation, Equity & Action (ICEA) Journal. (Hosted by the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.) Created to help reduce the frequent separation between the social justice and contemplative practice fields. ICEA's intentions include creating bridge-building forums and network development; pathways for training and tools; and publications to promote vision, voice and visibility.
"Cultivating Reflective, Kind, Knowledgeable & Engaged Human Beings." Annual Independent Secondary School Health and Wellness Summit. April 2017.
I'm excited to share release of a new book. There is much mythology about and limited visibility of African-based traditions. There is also much mythology about or limited awareness of the many different types of Buddhist practice. This book is offered to promote dialogue and illuminate aspects of these communities of practice for each other and for more of the world. May all beings benefit! (Also available on Amazon.com.)
International Symposium for Contemplative Studies (ISCS) November 2016. Mind & Life Institute. San Diego, CA. Co-design, presentation and facilitation of pre-conference on equity, education, social-emotional learning, and compassion with dozens of national leaders. Co-led with Rob Roeser, Brooke Lavelle and Ed Porter.
New book: "Education for an Ecological Civilization: Interdisciplinary, Experiential and Relational Learning." See chapter 4 on Field-Building, Equity & Transformation: What We Can Do, How to Do It, and Who We Need to Be.
Spoke July 22-24, 2016 in Rhinebeck, NY.
2016 Journal Volume: The Equity-Centered Capacity Building Network (ECCBN) was formed to unite the efforts and share resources and strategies among equity- and excellence-centered capacity builders, and to increase the visibility and impact of capacity building approaches that promote deep and sustainable school and systems change.
The Initiative for Contemplation, Equity & Action (ICEA) Journal, Editor, July 2017. Born out of a keen sense of separation between the social justice and contemplative practice fields, ICEA is led by a team from 8 national organizations and focuses on creating intentional field-building structures for multi-identitied communities (across sectors, geographies, grassroots and grasstops), to support the thoughtful integration of these two streams of essential work. Our work includes creating bridge-building forums and network development; pathways for training and tools; and publications to promote vision, voice and visibility.