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Saturday, April 4, 2020

New York City

Our goal is to:

  • Bring together and energize a multi-party, multi-generational, multi-ethnic, multi-racial group of educators, practitioners and community ambassadors to discuss the urgent problems we face in public education
  • Showcase innovative ideas and strategies that raise cultural awareness, cultivate mindfulness and promote ethical teacher leadership
  • Explore how we can work together to advocate for safe, inclusive, well-rounded, just learning environments

Participants will:

  • Learn how mindfulness, meditation, yoga and other disciplines lead to clarity and  shared moral purpose
  • Explore how mindfulness, ethical leadership and culturally relevant approaches overlap and support learning
  • Engage in intergroup dialogues, problem-solving and envisioning activities
  • Practice innovative strategies that can be applied to curriculum, instruction, coaching and leading
  • Share personal stories of impact and agency
  • Build relationships and networking

Keynote Speakers 

Laura I. Rendón, Professor and Author of Sentipansante

Raquel Ríos, Educator, Oral Historian Researcher and Author of Teacher Agency for Equity: A Framework for Conscientious Engagement and Mindful Practice for Social Justice: A Guide for Educators and PLCs

David Forbes, Professor and Author of Boyz to Buddha and Mindfulness and Its Discontents





Partners & Networks

City University of New York

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce

Harlem Arts Alliance

The Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully

To receive a sponsorship packet, to learn how you can contribute by making a charitable donation through our fiscal partner, contact

Or, make a donation to CEN Learning to support the organizing team here

Registration, conference website, and more information– details to come soon!

Thank you!