Spring 2019: Drop-in Qi Gong and Mindfulness

WHAT: Free Drop-in practice of mindfulness and qi gong (facilitator: K.Yep)

WHEN: 12:30 – 1 p.m., 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, starting February 2019

WHAT IS HEALING JUSTICE? “Conscious of systemic suffering and injustices, we work to create a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. We promise, for the benefit of all, to practice self-care, mindfulness, healing, and joy. We vow to not burn out.” (Mushim Patricia Ikeda 2016)

WHO: Free and open to the public, no experience necessary.

WHERE:
Room 208 of Gold Student Center, Pitzer
https://mypz.pitzer.edu/netcommunity/view.image?Id=1148

WHAT TO BRING:
1. Intercultural understanding frame
2. Water
3. Compassion
4. Comfortable shoes

Scholarship suggests that mindfulness:
* Decreases stress (Shapiro et. al. 2005; Zeidan et. al. 2011)
* Impacts the brain (Davidson et. al. 2003; Luders et.al. 2009)
* Impacts implicit bias or compassion (Burgess et. al. 2017; Jazaleri, et. al. 2012; Leuke & Gibson 2015; Tincher et. al. 2016)
*Impacts immune markers (Hazel 2011; Jacobs et. al. 2011; Morgan et. al. 2014)
* Impacts executive functions (Teper et. al. 2013)

“Oppression(s) do not operate on merely an intellectual level. It is painful and embodied. Conversations about oppressions are hard, if they are real. We must unlearn internalized oppression(s) at the very cells of our being. While we condemn oppression(s), we do violence to ourselves and others if we don’t bring compassion to our experience. Mindfulness teaches us compassion for self and others.” (Beth Berila 2016)

FMI: www. kathyyep..com

10/13/19: Transformational Relationships

WHAT: Transformational Relationships with Institute for Social Transformation

No-cost to PZ participants. Breakfast and lunch provided.

WHO: Open to Pitzer College faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

WHEN: 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. (to be confirmed)

WHERE: Multipurpose Room, Gold Student Center, Pitzer College (to be confirmed)

We appreciate your interest. Please note that filling out the survey does not guarantee a spot in the workshop. We are taking into consideration representation from different sectors of the campus and attendance at previous events for the 50 spots. We hope to continue to provide more programming to support your interest in professional development opportunities like these.

Kindly, RSVP by 9/25/18

FMI: Dr. Kathy Yep, Associate Dean of Faculty, Kathleen_yep@pitzer.edu

SPONSORED BY: Diversity Committee, Campus Life Committee, and Office of the Dean of Faculty

RECOMMENDED READINGS: The following readings are recommended (but not required) before the daylong workshop:

* WEISSGLASS, CONSTRUCTIVIST LISTENING:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Julian_Weissglass/publication/249053633_Constructivist_Listening_for_Empowerment_and_Change/links/551c79b50cf20d5fbde54168/Constructivist-Listening-for-Empowerment-and-Change.pdf

http://schoolreforminitiative.org/doc/dyad.pdf

* PERRY: https://ii.library.jhu.edu/2013/12/13/perrys-scheme-understanding-the-intellectual-development-of-college-age-students/

12/9/18 Festival of Lights vigil outside of Adelanto Immigration Detention Center

“If the goal was to increase the love, rather than winning or dominating a constant opponent, I think we could actually imagine liberation from constant oppression. We would suddenly be seeing everything we do, everyone we meet, not through the tactical eyes of war, but through eyes of love. We would see that there’s no such thing as a blank canvas, an empty land or a new idea – but everywhere there is complex, ancient, fertile ground full of potential.” (adrienne marie brown)

The Pitzer College Diversity Committee invites you to an interfaith vigil near an immigration detention center that is 90 miles away from Pitzer College. Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is a Jewish festival that celebrates freedom of religion and freedom from tyranny. People celebrate Hanukkah by lighting candles on a menorah, which is also called a Hanukiyah. Community members will gather near the immigrant detention facility to shine light on shared humanity. This facility is the largest immigrant detention center in California. It detains immigrants and refugees from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

At PZ, 1000 cranes were folded for a student-led 11/15 solidarity ceremony around a range of social issues. These cranes will be presented at the Festival of Lights vigil on 12/9.
Free transportation is available. The first 20 – 30 people to sign up via this survey will receive a spot. All are welcome (students, staff, faculty, and community members).

DEPART FROM PZ: 2 p.m.: A bus will be leaving from Pitzer in front of Scott Hall. Go to Rancho Cucamonga to pick up community partners then to Adelanto.
CEREMONY: 5:30 p.m.: The ceremony across the street from Adelanto immigration detention center.
RETURN TO PZ: 9:30 p.m.: The bus will go to Rancho Cucamonga to drop off community partners then return to Pitzer College in front of Scott Hall.

LOGISTICS: There are no bathrooms at the site. Dress warmly and wear sturdy/close toed shoes. Bring flashlight, water, and snacks.

OPTIONAL: glow in the dark signs with wishes and hopes, poetry, songs, chairs, glow sticks, blankets to sit on, xmas lights with own power source, musical instruments, speakers with own power source, noisemakers, Kleenex.

BACKGROUND INFO ON IMMIGRATION DETENTION CENTERS : (content warning)

https://widerimage.reuters.com/story/inside-californias-largest-immigration-detention-center

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trans-woman-roxsana-hernandez-rodriguez-beaten-in-ice-custody-before-death-pathologist-finds?fbclid=IwAR0PqnkS1cK44CvKUWJTzlIzzeBK24l1gns-cl0BbcsitJlxkfL_EXIDuzI&source=facebook&via=desktop

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-adelanto-oig-20181002-story.html

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/profiting-enforcement-role-private-prisons-us-immigration-detention

https://boomcalifornia.com/2017/12/25/black-life-in-adelanto/

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-indian-immigrants-20180813-story.html

CO-SPONSORS of PZ BUS:
PZ Diversity Committee
ASAM102: Social Responsibility Praxis (Yep)
ASAM22: Healing Justice (Yep)

EVENT SPONSORS: Rabbi Suzanne Singer (Riverside), Bend the Arc (LA), Clue CA (LA), Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (Riverside), and more…

Fall 2018 – Drop-in Qi Gong and Mindfulness

WHAT: Free Drop-in practice of mindfulness and qi gong (facilitator: K.Yep)

WHEN: 12:30 – 1 p.m., 1st and 3rd Tuesdays

WHAT IS HEALING JUSTICE? “Conscious of systemic suffering and injustices, we work to create a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. We promise, for the benefit of all, to practice self-care, mindfulness, healing, and joy. We vow to not burn out.” (Mushim Patricia Ikeda 2016)

WHO: Free and open to the public, no experience necessary.

WHERE:
Room 208 of Gold Student Center, Pitzer
https://mypz.pitzer.edu/netcommunity/view.image?Id=1148

WHAT TO BRING:
1. Intercultural understanding frame
2. Water
3. Compassion
4. Comfortable shoes

Scholarship suggests that mindfulness:
* Decreases stress (Shapiro et. al. 2005; Zeidan et. al. 2011)
* Impacts the brain (Davidson et. al. 2003; Luders et.al. 2009)
* Impacts implicit bias or compassion (Burgess et. al. 2017; Jazaleri, et. al. 2012; Leuke & Gibson 2015; Tincher et. al. 2016)
*Impacts immune markers (Hazel 2011; Jacobs et. al. 2011; Morgan et. al. 2014)
* Impacts executive functions (Teper et. al. 2013)

“Oppression(s) do not operate on merely an intellectual level. It is painful and embodied. Conversations about oppressions are hard, if they are real. We must unlearn internalized oppression(s) at the very cells of our being. While we condemn oppression(s), we do violence to ourselves and others if we don’t bring compassion to our experience. Mindfulness teaches us compassion for self and others.” (Beth Berila 2016)

FMI: www. kathyyep..com