Special Program: Mindfulness and Microaggressions

September 19th (2018)

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    Room: Main Shrineroom

    Mindfulness and Microaggressions: Awareness and Allyship through a social justice lens.

    Microaggressions are defined as “the everyday verbal, nonverbal and environmental slights, snubs or insults, whether intentional or unintentional which communicate hostile, derogatory or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.” We have all been socialized to unintentionally use language that harms others, and most often have no awareness of our use of this language or the effects this has on the people in our lives. In this workshop will cultivate shared awareness of the words we use, the messages we send, discuss the differences between intention versus impact and will create language of allyship to aid in building community connection and accountability around issues of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and assumptions about gender roles and binaries.

    Shannon Sennott, LICSW (she/her/hers) is a sex therapist, educator, gender justice activist, and a LGBTQ family therapist who was clinically trained at the Smith School for Social Work and the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society in New York City.

    L. Davis Chandler LICSW, (they/them/theirs) graduated from Smith College School for Social Work in 2011. They relocated to the Pioneer Valley from San Francisco, CA. Davis currently works at Windhorse Integrative Mental Health in Northampton working with adults experiencing extreme states of mind and/or major life disruptions.

    Suggested donation: $5 - $15