Racism is a heart disease, and it's curable. - Ruth King
Important medicine, wise, heartfelt, both demanding and comforting. With many tools for the real work on racism we need in these polarized times. —Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
As part of our semester-long theme “For a More Mindful RVA,” Chrysalis Institute proudly welcomes author, advisor, and teacher Ruth King as our featured keynote speaker.
Racism remains one of the most rooted and painful impasses of our time. Why is this so? And what does this have to do with me? Ruth King will explore an understanding of our individual and collective racial conditioning and its social proliferation. She'll address how mindfulness provides a foundation for inner confidence, stability, and courage that foster wise conversation and reconciliation.
Drawing on her expertise as a meditation teacher and diversity consultant, King helps people of all backgrounds examine the complexity of racial identity and the dynamics of oppression with fresh eyes. She offers guided instructions for how each of us can work with our own role in the story of race, and shows us how to cultivate a culture of care to come to a place of greater clarity and compassion.
Following the keynote, Mindful of Race will be available for purchase and Ruth will be on hand to sign your copy!
About the Speaker
Ruth King is an emotional wisdom author, coach, and consultant. She has authored Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible (Gotham, 2007) and Mindful of Race:Transforming Racism from the Inside Out (Sounds True, 2018). She is a guiding teacher at Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC, and the founder of Mindful Members Insight Meditation Community in Charlotte, NC. King has managed training and organizational development divisions at Levi Strauss and Intel Corporation where she coached leaders on transformative leadership, workplace trauma, and diversity awareness. She works with teams to foster environments of genuine inclusion, emotional well-being, and mindful leadership. King has a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, CA (1992), where she also served as adjunct faculty in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology. King currently resides in Charlotte, NC, with her life partner Dr. Barbara Riley and cat, Mr. Socks.
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