CSSA 2018 Salon Series

Join CSSA for our Spring 2018 Wednesday Lunchtime Salon Series! Next Salon May 30 @WISR

Contemplative Pedagogy: Race, Law and Mindfulness with Law Professor Rhonda Magee and CSSA Founders Peter Gabel and Michael McAvoy

Join CSSA May 24, May 31 @WISR Thursday Evening Cohort Study Open Group Responsiveness Cycle with Sky Nelson-Issacs @WISR

In this two-part workshop, Sky Nelson-Issacs will briefly present some foundational ideas on synchronicity and flow, and then we will work collaboratively to develop an activity or exercise that can hopefully be an “iconic” teaching tool for flow and synchronicity. This meetup was inspired by a conversation at a previous meetup where we felt there was a need for some sort of follow up action, to back up the dialogue. The exercise we develop will be open-access for anyone to use, and I (for one) will use it as a teaching tool in my workshops on synchronicity and flow. The goal is for everyone present at the meeting to get some insight and to provide some insight.

Next Salon Wednesday May 30, 2018 11 am – 1 pm PST

Next Salon: Wednesday May 30, 2018 11 am – 1 pm PST

Contemplative Pedagogy: Race, Law and Mindfulness with Law Professor Rhonda Magee and CSSA Founders Peter Gabel and Michael McAvoy

Spring 2018 Series  2930 Shattuck Avenue Suite 300 Berkeley CA and Online via Zoom Web Conferencing (see below):



Lunch Provided Onsite, or Join us via web conference

Free, all are welcome

Join us Wednesday May 9 from 11 am – 1 pm for our next CSSA Salon Series Presentation.

Contemplative Pedagogy: De-Biasing Educational Environments
Understanding Race & Law Through Mindfulness

Wednesday May 30th with Rhonda Magee JD, Peter Gabel JD PhD and Michael McAvoy MA

Free, open to the public and lunch is provided
11 am – 1 pm PST

or online
Log on:https://zoom.us/j/576505422
Or call 408-740-3766, 646-876-9923
or 669-900-6833; Meeting ID: 576 505 422

The Way of ColorInsight: Understanding Race and Law Effectively
Through Mindfulness-Based ColorInsight Practices

(Georgetown Law Journal of Modern Critical Race Perspectives, Spring 2016)
By Rhonda V. Magee
Despite much good effort to the contrary, reports from a wide variety of fields and locations serve daily to remind us that race still matters in America. To many legal scholars,these reports are not only not news but they suggest work that must be done within the legal academy to minimize racial bias within contemporary law. For example, in his groundbreaking Article, Trojan Horses of Race, Jerry Kang highlighted the research identifying and confirming
implicit bias as a pervasive cognitive, interpersonal dynamic, and placed on the research agenda that should follow this revelation scholarship by law professors examining “teaching strategies,”
as well as “debiasing programs, and [educational] environments.”

 Contact: social.spiritual@activist.com

The Desire for Mutual Recognition, Author Peter Gabel JD, PhD

The Desire for Mutual Recognition is a work of accessible social theory that seeks to make visible the desire for authentic social connection, emanating from our social nature, that animates all human relationships.Using a social-phenomenological method that illuminates rather than explains social life, Peter Gabel shows how the legacy of social alienation that we have inherited from prior generations envelops us in a milieu of a “fear of the other,” a fear of each other. Yet because social reality is always co-constituted by the desire for authentic connection and genuine co-presence, social transformation always remains possible, and liberatory social movements are always emerging and providing us with a permanent source of hope. The great progressive social movements for workers’ rights, civil rights, and women’s and gay liberation, generated their transformative power from their capacity to transcend the reciprocal isolation that otherwise separates us. These movements at their best actually realize our fundamental longing for mutual recognition, and for that very reason they can generate immense social change and bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice.

Gabel examines the struggle between desire and alienation as it unfolds across our social world, calling for a new social-spiritual activism that can go beyond the limitations of existing progressive theory and action, intentionally foster and sustain our capacity to heal what separates us, and inspire a new kind of social movement that can transform the world.