power to be the change
"Let's Talk About It"
A read-aloud and discussion series for families
to consider pressing social justice issues together. Hosted by the Ann Arbor District Library.
August 7, 2018
Mindfulness & Implicit Bias Live Sit
Guided Meditation by Grace Helms Kotre
March 9, 2018
"Mindfulness for Activists"
Facilitator: Grace Helms Kotre
EcoJustice & Activism Conference,
Eastern Michigan University
January 13, 2018
Be the Change: Skin Again
An exploration of our skin "coverings" and what matters on the inside, inspired by bell hooks' book. Contact Grace for resources on talking
about race and racism with your child.
August 9, 2017
Be the Change: My Two Blankets
A read-aloud book and activity that explores concepts of inclusion, empathy, and social justice related to the refugee experience.
August 30, 20176
Awakening Race Consciousness:
Using Mindfulness to Challenge Racism
A 3-hour workshop co-created with
La'Ron Williams for the Interfaith Council
for Peace and Justice community.
Mindfulness is a powerful mechanism of change. Once we bring greater awareness to our own inner lives, we become capable of making intentional choices that are healthier and kinder for ourselves and others.
This process of self-discovery leads to a deeper understanding of the shared human experience. We realize the interconnectedness of all things and our role in affecting the lives of others with our thoughts, words, and actions. Mindfulness awakens our innate compassion and motivates us to serve one another to the best of our ability.
If we care about creating a more peaceful and just world, rather than focusing solely on outward action, we must spend time attending to our own inner transformation. Rather than perpetuating social injustice through our own conditioned and often unconscious biases, we can begin to align ourselves with our highest values and truly become the change we wish to see in the world.
Power to Be provides workshops on mindfulness for activists of all ages. Contact Grace to request a workshop for your organization or workplace. Upcoming workshops available to the public will be posted here.