Round Table Discussion- Wellness and Social Justice: Community Self-Definition of Emotional Well-being and Resiliency
January 16, 2012 2:00 pm
Location: MSA Chambers, 3909 Michigan Union
Speaker: CAPS Staff
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” J. Krishnamurti
“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Join staff at U of M’s Counseling and Psychological Services for a round table discussion of the crucial nature of social justice objectives to the realization of both individual and collective emotional well-being. Discussion will involve an examination of how traditionally underrepresented communities define their own emotional well-being and resiliency narratives, including resiliency to intergenerational/historical oppression and present “day-to-day” micro-aggressions related to one’s social identity group membership. Particular focus will be placed on the necessary integration of these diverse voices and narratives into overall student wellness initiatives in a higher education setting.