Creative Change Agents: What Are Your Intentions for Self, Others, and Education?
In honor of the phenomenal women who have gone before and those among us who continue to shape how we understand equity and liberation, this talk will explore activism through the lens of contemplative practices that contribute to a holistic framework for understanding educational equity and liberation.
With Guest Speaker:
Roslynne Duff is an educator, leader, and healer with more than a decade of experience in urban education focusing on liberation and transformational pedagogy. In 2008, she launched her teaching career serving as a substitute teacher in Louisville, KY. In 2015, she migrated south to Atlanta, GA to serve as a Founding Teacher of Kindezi Old Fourth Ward in the Kindezi Charter Network. Following her passion for holistic education for students and teachers, she transitioned into a leadership position as the Equity Coordinator of the CREATE Teacher Residency Program, a partner with Georgia State University. Rosalynne also holds a secular meditation certification in a cognitively-based compassion contemplative practice through Emory University’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics. Internationally, she contributed knowledge to the creation of an innovative social and emotional curriculum with the SEE (Social, Emotional, and Ethical) Learning program. Currently, she is a doctoral student at Georgia State University examining Teaching and Teacher Education while developing a framework for critical contemplative pedagogy, an integration of educational equity, SEL and academics.