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Date: Sunday August 30, 2-4 pm. Register here.
Join Dr. Monea Abdul-Majeed, Racial Justice Trainer and 500-hour certified yoga teacher, for this unique training, Understanding our Biases, Deepening Our Empathy. After a real discussion of American history and what got us to this point, you will face your hidden biases, and begin the work of deepening your empathy.
Take this opportunity to strengthen your racial equity muscle. Building awareness of racial justice and starting to actively incorporate antiracism work into your life is an ongoing process. It’s never too late to start, and it’s never too soon to give up.
In this 2-hour training, you will:
***Develop shared language around antiracism;
***Discuss white fragility, white privilege and white supremacy;
***Learn tips and resources to deepen your empathy; and
***Discuss racism in a safe, non-judgemental space.
Join the conversation. Become part of the solution. Be the change.
Pay what you can:
- Sustainer: $60 commitment to the cause
- General: $40 investment in your learning
- Community: $25 for those with financial need
This workshop is NOT for you if you:
- Believe that racism doesn’t exist in America…
- Enjoy arguments about racism over learning how to have courageous conversations about it…
- Despise deep opportunities for personal growth and development…
- Never think about racism and would prefer to stay that way…
Now is the time to lift the veil, confront racism and work together to dismantle it. There’s no better place to do the messy digging of antiracism than a yoga studio.
Keep the work going! Join our Healing Circles, second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7:30 pm. Free and open to all.
About Dr. Monea
Dr. Monea Abdul-Majeed is a Racial Justice Speaker, Traine, and Certified Yoga Teacher based in York, PA. She serves as Racial Justice Coordinator at YWCA York, where she is responsible for leading the organization and York community to racial equality through training, community events, and involvement with York school districts.
Dr. Monea has over 15 years of experience in organizational leadership, statistical analysis, training, project management, and professorship. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and politics from Washington and Lee University in 2004. In 2010, she earned her doctoral degree in Sociology and Political Science from Howard University, where her concentration was Social Inequality (Race, Gender, and Ethnicity) and Urban Sociology. Her dissertation title was, “A Historical Materialist Analysis of the Shifts in African American Family Formation, 1960-2008.”
She was a federal government employee at the U.S. Census Bureau from 2001-2016. During her tenure there, she worked in many different area including Ancestry and Ethnicity, Workforce Development, Job Rotation, Organizational Climate, Poverty and Health Insurance Estimates, and Risk Management. She earned her Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau. While at the Census Bureau, Dr. Monea earned the Bronze Award, which is the highest award given, for her work on the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates and Small Area Poverty Estimates data collections. She also served as the Project Manager for the organizations first organizational climate survey.
She has been a professor at Montgomery Community College in Maryland, Trinity Washington University, and HACC. Dr. Monea has taught Introduction to Sociology, The Family, Urban Sociology, Research Methodology, and Work and Society, and Research Writing.
Dr. Monea is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher. She is currently pursuing her 500 hour certification in the Vinyasa style of yoga. She has been a dedicated student of yoga for 16 years and uses her knowledge of mindfulness to inform her racial justice work. A D.C. Native, she currently lives in York, PA with her husband, Musa Abdul-Majeed, and their three children, Lailah (5), Zainah (3), and Amir (1).