Janice Houlihan is a Co-Founder of Inner Explorer, a non-profit whose mission is to unlock academic success and foster well-being for millions of children through mindfulness. She is a lifelong MA resident and has a Master‘s Degree in Education from UMass, Boston, and an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology from Northeastern University, and is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction practitioner.
Addressing Social Equity in our Schools and our Communities with Mindfulness
Saturday, May 2, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Our schools are looking for ways to have youth become contributing citizens of their communities. Yet race/ethnic and socioeconomic groups are continually being marginalized. So, how can a daily mindfulness program, implemented in the classroom lead to a community of equity within the school and the community? This workshop will focus on steps that you can take today to bring about social equity in schools and in our communities through a mindfulness lens.
Participants will come away with:
- Learn how the Executive Function plays a critical role in social equity
- Understand the benefits of having a daily mindfulness practice
- Discuss the topic of social equity and mindfulness