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Cultural Appropriation Panel

Nov 15, 2023 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM

Registration Deadline: Nov 15, 2023 06:30 PM

Join us for a panel that will discuss what cultural appropriation looks like in mindfulness and yoga spaces. 

More information regarding speakers to come! 

Elli Weisbaum, BFA, MES, PhD
Dr. Elli Weisbaum is a Toronto based mindfulness practitioner and teacher, who attended her first retreat with scholar, Zen Master and Nobel Peace prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh at the age of ten. Since then, she has been passionate about the translation of mindfulness practice into everyday life. She has worked internationally facilitating mindfulness workshops and retreats within the sectors of education, healthcare and business. This has included work in Canada, Bhutan, India, Germany, France, the UK and USA. She completed her PhD through the Institute of Medical Science in the Faculty of Medicine at UofT, with a focus on applying mindfulness to physician wellbeing. She is currently based on the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor (teaching stream) in the Buddhism, Mental Health and Psychology program. Her research surrounds integrating mindfulness into ongoing programming for facutly, staff and students.

Mecca Hussein
Mecca (she/her) is a 4th year student at the University of Toronto specializing in English and double minoring in Education & Society and BPMH. She is a Program Assistant at the Multi-Faith Centre, where she aids with Interfaith programming to promote religious pluralism & inclusivity. Beyond that, she volunteers as an Imani Black Academic mentor to empower Black youth to pursue post-secondary education and works as an English and Social Studies tutor to students in grades 4-12. Mecca is passionate about fostering equity and inclusion in educational settings. 

Song Ge, M.Ed
Join Song, a dedicated mindfulness practitioner with ME.d. degrees in Developmental Psychology and Education from OISE, on a transformative journey into mindfulness. Drawing from a rich background in Eastern Zen culture, traditional Samatha-Vipassana, and Western mindfulness practices, Song offers insightful guidance for well-being and personal growth. Song is also a meditation facilitator in our Mindful Moments program. 

Angelica Lozada
Angelica Lozada is a first year MA student in East Asian Studies with a collaborative specialist in Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. In her undergrad she had completed a Bachelors of Arts in Religion and East Asian Studies. Having served as an Assistant Program Coordinator for the Multi-Faith Centre last term, this year she returns as an Interfaith Student Lead. Additionally, she has previous experience interning with the Becoming Neighbors Joint Apostolic Ministry, working directly with newcomers to aid in their integration process within Canada.

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