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Mindful Activism: Being a Healthy Social Justice Educator
May 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
~Dr. Monique Morris
MDAEYC is proud to announce the next Live Webinar, Mindful Activism, in a series of events aimed to provide guidance and support for the Early Childhood Community during these trying times. Please join us for a powerful conversation centered on self-care and it’s role in sustaining the strength to continue working towards equity in education and care.
Historically children of color have been underserved and disenfranchised in educational settings across the nation due to government policies. These same government policies have failed to provide the supports necessary to create a comprehensive early childhood education system, where every child and family is valued and has access to a strong start in life. This reality is one that many of us face on a daily basis. Social Justice orientated educators have been instrumental in creating barriers to many of the racial injustices facing children and families. While these educators are fighting for the human rights of their students and themselves, it is possible to get burned out and tired due to the size of the problem. Research has shown the impact of oppression on a person’s health.
Building healthy practices of mindfulness, conscious eating, organization, and effective time-management have been found to help maintain good mental health. The work of socially conscious inside or out of the classroom requires mindful activism. This talk is designed for any educator hoping to create social change, starting with their students and leading into the world. Attendees will leave this talk ready to design their plan for a healthy them so they can continue to help others.
Attendees who attend the entire webinar can receive 1 Continued Training Hour in Professionalism. *MSDE approval pending
About the Presenter:
Mawule has been in the field of education and mental health for over 15 years, working with children across all age groups within varied communities, and in a range of capacities. She has worked with children in impoverished communities, wealthy suburban neighborhoods, and communities at various socio-economic levels in between. The issue that has most captured her attention and catalyzed the focus for her professional practice, is the glaring racial inequity in how disciplinary action is applied across American schools. Today, Mawule speaks and trains professionals on this topic at local and national conferences, and is becoming a leading voice in the conversation around fundamental fairness in education as it relates to increasing our cultural competence.
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