This year’s Haverford Middle School Diversity Conference focused on the theme “Brave or Blind.” Over four hundred students came together from four states – Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware to meet each other and practice dialogue across difference.
In sessions that role-played common scenarios between friends that created racial tension, students were asked to model alternative ways to address, defuse, and reject racial stereotypes and to build connection, support, and become allies for each other.
Amy Edelstein, from Inner Strength, taught students mindfulness practices. Through these practices students learned to make space for uncomfortable feelings and to cultivate the courage to be brave.
Click to watch the Channel 6 news Segment on the conference
Wisdom & Action Talk & Guided Meditations from the Conference
LESSONS FROM MANDELA
In this audio, Amy Edelstein shares what it was like to meet Nelson Mandela and the lessons he taught her about the courage to forgive.
FACING OUR OWN UNKINDNESS
In this Guided Mindfulness Exercise, which you can use for your own practice, Amy leads a practice on facing our own unkindness.
HOLDING SPACE BRINGS INNER STRENGTH
In this Guided Mindfulness Exercise, which you can use for your own practice, Amy leads a practice that cultivates inner strength and resilience.