Ask A Professional: Cultivating Resilience for Conversations About Race Using Somatics
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/27/2020
When: 10:00 am to 10:30 am (EST)
Where: Virtual Meeting
United States
Contact: WGR Office

Online registration is available until: 10/27/2020
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Event Description

Somatic and other practices are needed more than ever to cultivate courage and resilience when it comes to conversations about race, class, power and privilege. How do we begin to resource ourselves for such conversations, especially when they can produce so much anxiety and fear of hurting another and/or of being hurt?

Join Mona Khan and Tanara Bowie as they share a short centering practice and other resources, that underscore the need for self-care and resilience when facilitating and engaging in conversations about race or related challenges participants may be facing. Participants will have time to journal and ask questions during this interactive session.

Speakers: Tanara Bowie, Facilitator and Director of Coaching Services at The Nebo Company, and Mona Khan, FPrincipal at Chiron Strategic


Catch them at the Professional Women in Advocacy Conference on 11/9 - 11/11 and set up a one-on-one strategy session with her (included in registration fee)!

Tanara Bowie is a coach, facilitator, and writer who brings an inclusion lens informed by her background in research, communications and organizing across issues such as housing, environment, education and fair lending. She frequently facilitates programs centered on women’s leadership development. Tanara brings a passion to help clients at all levels discover what is most important to them and how they can be authentically themselves. She uses a variety of tools and resources, including somatics and Jungian and Gestalt principles and approaches to help clients make sense of the world. For her master’s thesis, Tanara developed one of the first stress scales to include racial situations, and she is a co-author in a variety of journals for research looking at differences in memory and decision-making based on race, age and other factors.


Mona Khan, is Principal of Chiron Strategic, a consulting and coaching firm that works with organizations in the social justice, human rights and nonprofit sectors to build an inclusive, purpose-driven and high-performance work place. She supports organizations and foundations through executive and leadership coaching, strategic planning and organizational management, equity and inclusion programs, and meeting design and facilitation. She has worked domestically and internationally, built innovative models for strengthening organizations and movements, and developed programs for an international human rights intermediary to fund activism in 16 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.



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