Embracing Fear, Friendship, and Hope: Journeying with Courage in Academia

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society 10th Annual Conference on Contemplative Practices in Higher Education presents:
Connection, Social Action, and Scholarship Rooted in Contemplative Practices
Lincoln Campus Center . University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Main Conference: Friday – Sunday, October 5 – 7, 2018 .   Pre-Conference Day: Thursday, October 4, 2018.

Keynote Address - Free and Open to the Public: 
Dr. Michelle Chatman,  Public Anthropologist and Assistant Professor in the Crime, Justice, and Security Studies program at the University of the District of Columbia.

In this keynote, Dr. Michelle Chatman will discuss what it means to be a “humane institution,” one that uses its myriad resources — human, intellectual, creative, relational, and capitol — to address challenging social conditions, both within and outside of the walls of academia. Such an institution protects the vulnerable within its walls: women, queer and trans people, Muslims, people of color, the disabled, and the undocumented, among others.
Read the full description and Dr. Chatman's bio on the conference website
Conference Sponsoring Partners: Fetzer Institute, UMass Amherst Civic Engagement & Service-Learning, The Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development, UMass Amherst WEB DuBois Library / UMass Amherst Libraries, Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success, UMass Amherst Department of Anthropology, UMass Amherst Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst, The Psychology of Peace and Violence Program, UMass Amherst, UMass Amherst College of Education ,



Friday, October 5, 2018 - 07:30