Mushim Ikeda: From WTF to Please Tell Me More - Skillful Speech in a Polarized World


Hurling insults can feel great in the short-term, but long-term movement building across lines of difference requires mindfulness and skills. We don't have to agree with someone else's viewpoint in order to learn more about why they say and think and do what they do. "Can you please tell me more?" can even be seen as a strategic move to better understand the opposition -- and an even more strategic move to build bridges toward common goals. Let's talk about how we talk (and listen) to one another!  

 

Open to all with a special invitation to BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color). BIPOC breakout group option after the talk and before Q&A.

Mushim Patricia Ikeda is an internationally known mindfulness and Buddhist teacher, social justice activist, author, diversity-equity-inclusion consultant, and mother based in Oakland, California in the U.S. A core teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center, Mushim's article, "I Vow Not to Burn Out" (for mindful activists), went viral several years ago and has been reprinted numerous times. In an earlier incarnation, she was one of the first published Asian American poets, under the name Patricia Y. Ikeda, and she has a background in monastic Zen Buddhist practice, has worked construction labor, and volunteered for 11 years in the Oakland public schools. Mushim has taught residential meditation retreats for People of Color, women, and retreats open to all and is known for her practical, trauma-informed, and humorous teaching style. www.mushimikeda.com 


This event will happen virtually using the Zoom online conferencing platform. If you are not familiar with this platform, click here for instructions.


THIS IS AN EVENT BEING OFFERED IN THE GIFT ECONOMY. NO FEE IS BEING REQUESTED, BUT DONATIONS TO EAST POINT PEACE ACADEMY ARE WELCOME.

To support Mushim Ikeda and East Point's work, you can donate here: www.eastpointpeace.org/mushimdonate.


Please note: if you encounter any problem with the registration form below, please register here: https://forms.gle/Jp6femKC5L58t9Qp6

WHEN
July 28, 2020 at 4pm - 5:30pm
WHERE
Zoom Virtual Conferencing
CONTACT
East Point Peace Academy · · 510 500 7853

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