Free Public Lectures

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Free Public Lectures
Strengthening resilience in children and families facing adversity: Learning from research and community partnerships
7:30 - 9:00 pm  »  University of Washington, Kane Hall, Room 210

* This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register here! 

In this panel presentation and discussion, UW Faculty share their experience, research and insights on strengthening resilience in children and families, particularly in those facing adversity. Faculty will present their research advances, opportunities to learn from community partners, and lessons learned in our work in understanding children's and families' well-being in contexts where families are experiencing adversity, particularly in diverse communities. Faculty presentations will be followed by a panel and an opportunity for audience Q&A.

The panel includes:


CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 100Stephanie Fryberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology and American Indian Studies. Her research examines culture, race, social   class, stereotyping, prejudice and educational attainment, as well as Native American/American Indian health.


Janine Jones, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of the School Psychology Program in the College of Education.  Her research focuses on multiculturalism and culturally responsive mental health interventions. Dr. Jones' work underscores that multiculturalism is a context for resilience that reduces the negative impact of life’s unavoidable stressors on the well-being of children and adolescents of color.

 Lenna Liu, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Seattle Children’s and Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic. Dr Liu’s focus is on childhood obesity prevention and management, with an emphasis on addressing health disparities and integrating mindfulness and mindful eating.


Moderator: Liliana Lengua, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Child and Family Well-being. Dr. Lengua's research focuses on children’s resilient and vulnerable responses to experiences of economic disadvantage and adversity, identifying protective factors that promote children’s social, emotional and academic competence in the face of adversity.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Free Public Lectures
Dr. Angela Rose Black
7:30 - 9:00pm  »  Kane Hall, University of Washington

This lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register here.

Dr. Angela Rose Black will highlight the critical intersection between racial stamina, racial justice, and the utility of mindfulness and compassion based techniques in supporting both.

Key concepts (racial stamina, white fragility, mindfulness, and compassion) will be introduced; contrasting racial justice activism models will be highlighted; and real world applications will be shared. Using Mindfulness for the People's Foundational PracticeÔ, participants will increase their awareness on how mindfulness-based and compassion based self-evaluation and self-regulation tools can support a move from denial to awareness; awareness to awakening; and awakening to compassionate action in racial justice work.

About the presenter:
Dr. Angela Rose Black is an Activist, Scholar, Practitioner, and Thought Leader in the Mindfulness Movement. She is the founder and CEO of Mindfulness for the People LLC---a Black-owned social change agency that offers oppression-sensitive and culturally-responsive mindfulness training engaging Racial Battle Fatigue among People of Color and White Fragility among White people.