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Mindfulness and Anti Racism Series: How to Fight Injustice Without Hating: Connecting Mindfulness with Social Justice

Save the date for the second talk in the Mindfulness and Anti-Racism series funded through a grant from the Center for Race and Ethnicity and with support from the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Washington University School of Medicine.

Valerie Brown will be the speaker.

Valerie Brown transformed her high-pressure, twenty-year career as a lawyer-lobbyist, to human-scale, social equity focused work with leaders and teams to foster trustworthy, compassionate, and authentic connections. She is an ordained Dharma teacher in the Plum Village tradition founded by Thich Nhat Hanh and a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Valerie is an accredited leadership coach, international retreat leader, writer, and Chief Mindfulness Officer of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC, specializing in application and integration of mindfulness and leadership, and is a Co-Director of Georgetown’s Institute for transformational leadership. She holds the following degrees: Juris Doctorate, Master of Arts, and Bachelor of Arts.

For more information contact Diana Parra (, Center for Race and Ethnicity.

Please register in advance here.