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Courageous Conversations: Practicing Mindfulness

October 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our lives are stressful and busy, and our anxiety can impact our social interactions, especially those with whom we disagree. How can we practice mindfulness to bring our attention to the present moment, allow ourselves to think and breathe, and create space between ourselves and our reactions? Join us for the second monthly session of A Year of Courageous Conversations at Barrington’s White House, led by guest experts Dr. Arin N. Reeves and Dr. Krista Robinson-Lyles.

About Our Guests:

Arin N. Reeves, Ph.D. is a leading researcher, author and advisor in the fields of leadership and inclusion. For over twenty years, she has delivered dynamic, entertaining and thought-provoking messages to inspire and activate change for audiences across the world. Blending her diverse backgrounds as a lawyer, a researcher, an academic, an author, and a consultant to organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to hospitals and governments, she speaks on many forms of difference, including Racial & Ethnic, Gender, Generational, Religious, Sexual Orientation, Identity & Expression, Physical Abilities, Cognitive Style, and Cultural Differences. Arin studied business at DePaul University’s College of Commerce, attended law school at University of Southern California and received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University. She is the bestselling author of two books – The Next IQ and One Size Never Fits All – and President of the research and advisory firm, Nextions.


Krista Robinson-Lyles, Ph.D. has 25 years of experience in the field of education that she brings to her work in urban, suburban, public and private schools, as well as the university space. As founder and president of HOPE Education Group, her work is deeply steeped in teaching and leading for equity.  She is committed to creating positive, sustainable cultures for learning where equity is part of the lived experience. To that end, she serves as a consultant and facilitator in support of educators who want to engage in necessary conversations around how to create school communities where equity is embedded in the pedagogy and the practice.  

  • Open to the public, ages 16+
  • Limited seating. Advance registration required.
  • Tickets: $25 per person
About The Series:

A Year of Courageous Conversations is hosted by Dr. Zina Jacque and Jessica Swoyer Green and produced by Urban Consulate at Barrington’s White House. The series is made possible thanks to generous support from Jessica & Dominic Green, Kim Duchossois, Sue & Rich Padula, Barrington Area Community Foundation, and BMO Wealth Management. To learn more and sign-up for email, visit:

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October 9, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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