Science Pub Corvallis offers thought-provoking presentations along with good food and drink in an informal atmosphere. Interact with experts, ask silly questions and leave feeling more nourished and knowledgeable. No scientific background is required – just bring your curiosity, sense of humor and appetite! 

We are excited to return to in-person format, with a virtual option.  Register to secure your seat or get login information, and enjoy food and drink from Old World Deli or your own kitchen as you join viewers from around the world for these informative sessions.

Next Pub: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023
at 6 p.m.

Mindfulness in Social Justice Education: Critical Race Feminist Perspectives

Speaker: Kathryn McIntosh
Associate Professor
College of Education
Oregon State University

This project explores mindfulness as innovative curriculum in undergraduates social justice courses. Critical race feminism claims that body and spirituality are core sources of knowledge. Mindfulness offers practices for connecting to the present moment through body, emotions, physical sensations, and spirituality.

The research question is: How does mindfulness help students learn multiculturalism from critical race feminist approaches? Data from 200 undergraduates in a social justice course includes weekly reflections, analytic memos, midterm evaluations, and social action plans. We used qualitative methods: (1) Phase One: Pilot - grounded theory (Charmaz, 2014) for logically consistent set of inductive themes . (2) Phase Two: Transformed Curriculum - Counter story methodologies to highlight the mindfulness stories of marginalized students.

Learners were empowered to handle activated emotions and self-reflection that come with the work of social justice and liberation. Counter stories (Delgado, 1989) described narratives of personal experience, authoring their stories to counter majoritarian tales of whiteness, analytical distance, and passivity or fragility.

This approach offers ten curricular modules and empirical research. This could prompt curricular changes in undergraduate education and social justice courses to enhance wellbeing and promote social justice.

 

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  Podcasts of previous Corvallis Science Pub events on topics such as “Technology in the Fields” and “From Wolves to the Warning to Humanity: Facing the Environmental Crisis through Science” are available.

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