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The Conference will be held virtually via Zoom on Friday, October 16, 2020. Details on how to access the conference were emailed to registrants. If you have any questions or are having technical difficulties, please contact Kristen Phelps, Administrative Coordinator, Westhampton College at kristen.phelps@richmond.edu or 804-289-8468. 

Schedule of Events:

  • 2pm: Welcome and Keynote by Kalia Harris, followed by a conversation with KyungSun Lee (WC'16) and Ashley Williams 
  • 3:15pm: Meditation led by Ashley Williams 
  • 3:30pm: Break
  • 3:45pm: Workshops 
    • Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired: Activist Sustainability as Power, facilitated by Kalia Harris 
    • Starting Your Journey to Acitvisim & Advocacy, facilitated by KyungSun Lee (WC'16) 
    • Reclaim Your Space: Yoga and Mindfulness for Radical Self Care, facilitated by Ashley Williams 

Meditation:

Just Pause:  Breathe Space into Your Day led by Ashley Williams

Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment through an accepting and compassionate lens. Take a moment to tune inward with a guided mindfulness practice that anchors you into your body, breath and the present moment.

Workshop Details:

Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired: Activist Sustainability as Power facilitated by Kalia Harris

This workshop will address sustainability of ourselves as activists and our movements as a whole through the lens of activist burnout and racial battle fatigue. Participants will critically analyze the role of intersectional oppressions in our experiences with burnout and battle fatigue within our movement work. Through dialogue, participants will explore what aspects of movement work bring them joy and sustain them, and which do not.

Starting your journey to Activism & Advocacy facilitated by KyungSun Lee (WC’16)

Come join a discussion on starting advocacy and activism as college students and young professionals. Whether you're great at public speaking, shy in front of crowds, or somewhere in between, activism and advocacy can take many forms. Every person's story matters in the fight for social justice and KyungSun will share her journey on how she has channeled her anger, grief, and passion towards activism and advocacy as a womxn of color.

Reclaim Your Space: Yoga and Mindfulness for Radical Self Care facilitated by Ashley Williams

A self-care routine is a daily journey of intentional living and being mindful about your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This session introduces yoga + mindfulness as a lifestyle practice to reclaim your mind, body and spirit through breathing practices, movement and relaxation techniques.  Come as you are, and take what you need to support your own personal well-being. All experiences are welcome.  There will be an option to practice on a mat and/or a chair for the movement portion.

Questions?

For questions, please contact Zara Sibtain, Assistant Dean of Westhampton College at zsibtain@richmond.edu. For questions regarding registration, please contact Kristen Phelps, Administrative Coordinator, Westhampton College at kristen.phelps@richmond.edu or call 804-289-8468.