Thursday, Feb 16 2023, 5:30pm - 7:00pm PST. copy to my calendar, iCal export
Finnriver Cider Garden, Cidery Taproom & Orchard 124 Center Road, Chimacum, WA 98325, United States (map)


The Chimacum Center invites community members interested in social justice learning and personal growth to join us for a reading & mindfulness practice group on the Rhonda V. Magee book, “The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness."

Third Thursdays from 5:30-7pm at Finnriver in Chimacum on the following dates:

February 16 - last book club meeting for the season!

Suggested contribution of $50 for the series, with all funds going to support ongoing racial equity work in the community; sliding scale welcome and no one turned away for lack of funds.

Sign up in advance by emailing and we will get you more information and ways to access the book. Jefferson County Library has e-book, audio and print copies available, as well as support services to facilitate access.
Email us at: chimacumcenter.info@gmail.com to sign up!

You can access the local Library catalog links for the book here:
Log in here to reserve e-books and e-audiobooks: https://anytime.overdrive.com/anytime-jeffersoncounty/content
View availability of the print version and place a request for it here: https://tinyurl.com/239uew3c

Jefferson County Library is in reciprocal relationships with King County, North Olympic and Kitsap library systems. You can take your Jefferson County library card there and receive a card providing access to materials at those libraries. People can place suspended holds as well for future book needs. People are always welcome to come to or phone the library/bookmobile for more help with placing holds and downloading e-versions.

This reading group will be organically facilitated by Crystie Kisler and guest facilitators, with group agreements, open conversation and exploration of mindfulness practices. Participants are encouraged to bring questions, highlighted passages and a willingness to listen, learn and engage.

Email us at: chimacumcenter.info@gmail.com to sign up!

From Rhonda Magee:

"I am dedicated to increasing understanding and collaboration across differences. Together, let us open up the space for change, growth and caring action in a multicultural world, through socially-engaged mindfulness.”

From her website: In a society where unconscious bias, microaggressions, institutionalized racism, and systemic injustices are so deeply ingrained, healing is an ongoing process. When conflict and division are everyday realities, our instincts tell us to close ranks, to find the safety of those like us, and to blame others. This book profoundly shows that in order to have the difficult conversations required for working toward racial justice, inner work is essential. Through the practice of embodied mindfulness–paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in an open, nonjudgmental way–we increase our emotional resilience, recognize our own biases, and become less reactive when triggered.

Author Rhonda V. Magee is a Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco and a leading mindfulness teacher and practice innovator with a focus on applying mindfulness to the hardest challenges of our times. She is an internationally-recognized teacher, guide and mentor, focused on integrating mindfulness into higher education, law and social change work. A prolific author, she draws on law and legal history to weave storytelling, poetry, analysis and practices into inspiration for changing how we think, act and live better together in a rapidly changing world.

Learn more at: https://www.rhondavmagee.com/story/