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Fall Book Club - Mindful of Race

  • Chrysalis Institute 213 Roseneath Road Richmond, VA, 23221 United States (map)

In her new release Mindful of Raceauthor Ruth King writes, "Racism is a heart disease and it's curable.” Drawing on her expertise as a meditation teacher and diversity consultant, King assists readers of all backgrounds in exploring the complexity of racial identity and the dynamics of oppression from a new vantage point. King examines this topic with fresh eyes, asking us to tend first to our own suffering, listen to our inner selves, and direct our energy toward constructive change. She invites us to cultivate a culture of caring, allowing ourselves to come to a place of greater clarity and compassion.

Join our enthusiastic group of Chrysalis book-clubbers in reading and discussing this important, provocative, and practical guide to examining the true nature of racism and oppression.

Victoria B. Saunders, Ph.D., has worked for the past 25 years as a professional facilitator, specializing in female identity development, strategic planning and executive coaching. Vicki has a Masters Degree in Jungian Studies from the Jung Institute in Houston and Saybrook University. She also earned a PhD in Organizational Systems from Saybrook and a Masters degree in Human Resources Development from George Washington University. Vicki has worked with Chrysalis in a variety of capacities for the last 17 years. She has facilitated strategic planning sessions, book groups, workshops, and extended programs dealing with consciousness, creativity, and women’s issues. She currently serves on the Chrysalis Faculty and Board, where she chairs the Programs and Development Committees. She is a Past President of the Board at Chrysalis.

Jessica Coffey is the publisher and owner of Natural Awakenings of Greater Richmond, a local magazine dedicated to sharing information, resources, events, and news about natural health, wellness, and green living. A lover of meditation, yoga, and searching for four-leaf clovers, Jessica enjoys good books, great conversation, and time spent in nature (especially by the water). Jessica serves on the Chrysalis Board where she chairs the Marketing Committee. 

Clair Norman is a seeker and lover of life with a huge amount of hope in her heart fueled by the wonderful people she meets. She is the Mindfulness Expansion Manager/Writer and Program Facilitator for the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation. Clair is also a staff writer for Natural Awakenings Richmond. She also teaches yoga in corporate settings, at her local YMCA, and for private clients. Inspired by taking Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from Susan Wilkes at Chrysalis, Clair is currently getting her MBSR certification at the University of California San Diego. 

Date & Time
Thursday, September 27

$5 suggested donation

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