10:30 AM to 01:10 PM T
Robinson Hall B106
Section Information for Spring 2014
Participants of this learning community will explore the many spaces—including cognitive, theoretical, philosophical, and sociopolitical spaces—at which the quest to strengthen social justice consciousness interacts with processes and commitments for personal transformation. Grounded in interdisciplinary and integrative considerations of critical theory, mindful learning, and reflexive praxis, we will consider what it means to have and maintain a social justice consciousness. We will analyze through the lens of the activist and in the spirit of bringing mindfulness to activism, how we come to see and experience the world. We will examine, based on the lives and life work of prominent U.S. social activists such as Martin Luther King, Jr., and critical reflection on our own lives and worldviews, how socialization informs consciousness. Finally, we will explore strategies for incorporating mindfulness, reflection, and other consciousness and transformation practices into social justice activism.