WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24th at 3 P.M. EST: LIVE PANEL WITH Q&A
Blackness, Buddhism, and Trauma
With Claudelle Glasgow, Kamilah Majied, Breeshia Wade, and Host Pamela Ayo Yetunde
What are the personal and intergenerational traumas that Black people—and, in different ways, all people—suffer from living in a deeply racist society? How can Buddhist practice help us to face and unravel racial trauma? And what does trauma-informed practice look like? In this panel conversation, summit host and pastoral counselor Ayo Yetunde engages three experts on these questions, exploring how Blackness, Buddhism, and trauma have intersected in their lives and how they approach trauma in their professional and clinical work. Audience members will be invited to send questions for the panelists during the latter part of the event.
Breeshia Wade, author of Grieving While Black: An Anti-racist Take on Oppression and Sorrow, has served as a lay ordained Zen Buddhist end-of-life caregiver, a birth doula, a writer, and a sex and grief coach. She earned a B.A in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity with a focus in Creative Writing from Stanford University, an M.A. from the University of Chicago in Religious Studies, and completed a Buddhist chaplaincy training at Upaya Zen Center.
Dr. Kamilah Majied is a therapist, educator, author, and internationally engaged consultant on building inclusivity using meditative practices. Kamilah teaches contemplative practice from several perspectives including MBSR, mindfulness and racial justice, and mindfulness practices to preserve the environment. After 15 years of teaching at Howard University, Dr. Majied is now a Professor at CSU, Monterey Bay.
Dr. Claudelle Glasgow (Dr. g) is a non-binary, queer, first-generation Afro-Caribbean. They serve as licensed clinical psychologist, Buddhist chaplain/death doula, writer, and public speaker. Dr. g’s healing work centers BIPOC at their intersections, utilizing technologies of the arts, somatics, and spirit to support inter-generational healing. In their creative offerings, Doc centers applied Buddhism, psychology, liminal spaces, and inter-generational dialogue and story through hybrid forms.