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CHSS Events

Mar1

Silent Meditation Wednesdays

A weekly free practice for all Mason students, staff, and faculty.

Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Johnson Center, #244

Assistant Dean, Katie Claire, leads an on-going silent 30-minute meditation practice open to all. Unlike other forms of meditation, this "just sitting" zen-style meditation practice is without instruction; the simplicity of one's mindful presence is the teacher.

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Mar1

CLS Careers 101

It's never too early (or too late) to begin career-planning!

Criminology, Law and Society

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Enterprise Hall, #318

The CLS Undergraduate Advising Team is excited to offer this informative lunch-time session for students eager to learn about careers in the field. This event will feature a presentation by University Career Services Industry Advisor Matt Myers. RSVP required.

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Mar2

Yoga for Well-Being on Thursdays

A weekly free practice for all Mason students, staff, and faculty.

Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Johnson Center, Dance Studio, (Lower Level)

“Yoga for Well-Being” is a hatha yoga class carefully themed to deepen one’s experience of an interdisciplinary approach to yoga. This practice includes precise instruction in beginning and intermediate level postures, breathing practices, and guided relaxation. Modifications will be offered to individualize the practice.

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Mar2

CSC: "Theorizing Freedom, Radicalizing the Black Radical Tradition"

with Neil Roberts, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, political theory and the philosophy of religion at Williams College, and President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association.

Cultural Studies

Thursday, March 2, 2017 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Johnson Center, Meeting Room D

GMU Cultural Studies presents, in conjunction with the English Department: Roberts' public lecture draws upon core claims advanced in the author’s award-winning book Freedom as Marronage and the contemporary implications of the argument for the meaning of freedom, the types of texts we consult to study ideas and phenomena, and the black radical tradition. It argues that marronage is a conception of freedom emanating from the latter whose heuristic value spans epochs and intellectual traditions. The talk discusses black politics, Afro-Caribbean thought, the meaning of radical, and the contours of the black radical tradition; posits marronage as a suggestive philosophy and political imaginary to radicalize this tradition in more useful ways than alternative contemporary discourses; and responds thematically to the most challenging critiques to its theorization.

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Mar2

Yoga for Students on Thursdays

A weekly free practice for all Mason students.

Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Piedmont, Multi-Purpose Room

This class is centered around the energy of being a college student! Perfect for beginner to intermediate yogis who are looking to learn about how to incorporate yoga into the demands of our lives in and after college. No prior experience needed. Mats and bolsters are available but feel free to bring your own.

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