making-visible

Bringing light to issues of social injustice, our own biases, and how we can mindfully heal ourselves and others.   

 
 
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We invite you to attend the webinar: a space space to hear their stories

If you’re interested in how to unlearn and relearn the truth about individuals and communities who suffer by hearing their stories – while using a foundation of mindfulness and loving kindness - join our monthly Making-Visible webinars. 

Topics range from Immigration, to Native American Genocide, to Anti-Black Racism. In 2019, we will focus on indigenous communities and women’s issues. 


 

Our Next Call: The Invisible Indigineous Community

March 20, 2019. 7pm - 8:30pm

We invite you to attend our webinar to learn more about the history behind the current struggles facing indigenous people in the Americas.


2019 Calendar

April 25 7pm - 8:30pm - Indigenous Communities

May 29 7pm - 8:30pm - Indigenous Communities

June 12 7pm - 8:30pm - Dharma Sharing Session - Indigenous Communities

July 17 7pm - 8:30pm - Women’s Issues

September 25 7pm - 8:30pm - Women’s Issues

October 23 7pm - 8:30pm - Women’s Issues

November 20 7pm - 8:30pm - Dharma Sharing Session - Women’s Issues

GET UPDATES WITH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CALLS


Information on the Latino Community

Hispanic people are the largest minority in the United States, and fully one in six people in the U.S. are Latinx, and one in ten are of Mexican heritage. Only Mexico has a larger Hispanic population than the United States.The Census Bureau describes Hispanic or Latino ethnicity as "a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race." 

In lieu of fees, we ask you to consider making a donation to Nueva Vida to benefit Latinas with cancer in the DC area.


In 2018 we focused on the Latino Community. Sessions were in English, accessible, and co-led by Adriana Arizpe and Annie Mahon.   Translations and physical accommodations are provided.

Adriana is a Mexican woman who has lived in the DC area for 8 years. She has degrees in Communications and Gastronomy and is an executive in media, research, marketing and communication. Adriana has been practicing mindfulness since 2014 and has extensive knowledge of relationships and cultural contrasts and a special interest in how Latin-American culture contributes to US culture as a whole.

Annie is a white, Armenian-American, ordained (lay) in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, founder of Circle Yoga Cooperative, DC Yoga Week, and Opening Heart Mindfulness community, and founder and treasurer of the Pink House Foundation, a grant making organization supporting the development political and social capital for marginalized groups in the US. She has been a student of mindfulness since the early 1990's.


Our Call Format

1 Bell and short breathing/meditation

2 Welcome/ Introductions

3 Short presentation of the topic and why the person who is leading want to share about it.

4 Bell

5 Informational segment: video, journalistic or academic reports, testimonies and/or examples of the social injustice we are trying to make visible

6 A connection piece with the mindfulness tradition (short video/reading of Thich Nat Hann or other masters)

7 Sharings

8 Steps to contribute financially or otherwise

9 Closing Bell


Ways to get involved in immigrant justice in the local, DC Area