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The Inner Work of Racial Justice (Webinar)

Mindful Mondays: City Bar Series on Well-Being and Mindfulness
The Inner Work of Racial Justice:  
A Conversation with Rhonda V. Magee and Cecilia B. Loving
Monday, June 15, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please Note: This program will be in a live webinar format — it will consist of audio-only instruction by the faculty, along with a visual aid presentation.

For New York Attorneys: This live webinar format is acceptable for all attorneys (both newly admitted and experienced) for all credit types. This includes, for newly admitted attorneys, Skills credit (through October 31, 2020, per recent guidance of the CLE Board – for more information, click here).

Program Fee:

Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers

CLE Credit:
New York: 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias
New Jersey: 1.0 General
California: 1.0 Elimination of Bias
Pennsylvania: 0.5 General
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

Newly admitted New York attorneys (attorneys admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) cannot earn CLE credit in the category of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.

This program will share how the practice of mindfulness provides awareness, insight and resilience, expands awareness of racism and provides tools for engaging in transformative social change. Lawyer, author, mindfulness teacher, and storyteller, Rhonda V. Magee, will be interviewed by New York City Bar Association Mindfulness and Well-Being Chair, Cecilia B. Loving. They will discuss how mindfulness and compassion practices help disrupt bias and bring about social change, based on Magee's new book The Inner Work of Racial Justice.

Although most organizations address diversity and equity, rarely is inclusion addressed; how we can navigate beyond the safety of those we refer to us "us" to realize our connection with those we perceive as "them." You will gain insight, tools and practices to address unconscious bias, micro-aggressions, institutionalized racism, and systemic injustices.

Rhonda V. Magee is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco. A storyteller with the heart of a poet, she is an internationally-recognized thought and practice leader on integrating Mindfulness into Higher Education, Law and Social Justice and a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute. She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. Professor Magee is the author of the book The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Communities through Mindfulness (2019).

Cecilia B. Loving is Deputy Commissioner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of the Fire Department of New York City, where she provides leadership for developing and maintaining a positive and holistic work environment for over 17,000 members. She is founder of the Mindfulness Group at FDNY and the FDNY Mindfulness Newsletter, as well as Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the NYC Bar Association’s Committee on Mindfulness and Well-Being in the Law. She has written nine books, including her first book of poetry, Unbroken Circles: Holding Space, Finding Forgiveness, Transcending Edges (2020), God is a Lawyer Too: Ten Laws of Unlimited Success (2014), and God is a Brown Girl Too (2009).

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Sponsoring Association Committee:
Mindfulness and Well-Being, Cecilia B. Loving, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Association Committees:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
, Charles M. Newman, Chair
Government Ethics & State Affairs
, Jennifer G. Rodgers, Chair
Mental Health Law
, Karen P. Simmons, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
Lawyer’s Assistance Program
, Eileen Travis, Director
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
, Deborah Martin Owens, Executive Director

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