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Saturday, June 15 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Loving Oneself: Engaging in Sustainable Community Activism LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, participants will join in discussions surrounding stress and burnout, learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of these conditions, and will engage in mindful meditation practices related to healthy coping mechanisms for healing and sustainability.

Presenter Bios:

Maria Vega Clark is a native Puebloan. A progressive activist since participating in the Chicano Movement in the 70’s. Started through high school organizations as well as a member of the Teatro de La Lucha. Attended CU-Boulder Study Abroad Program in Xalapa Vera Cruz, Mexico. Participated in excursions through southern Mexico and Guatemala. Participated in the Longest Walk from Boulder to Pueblo late 1970’s. Background includes Early Childhood Education, the Bilingual Program in Denver, CO, and Community Advocacy for students and families attending public schools.  Received a B.A. in Anthropology through USC – Pueblo with a minor in Spanish. Moved on to receive a Master’s degree in Counseling through Adams State University in 2010. Supportive member of the Cinco de Mayo Committee, Abolish Columbus Day/ Día de La Raza Committee. “I am  usually supporting any cause that needs to be addressed to support the oppressed and help create equality.” Currently teaching High School Spanish.

Yvonne J. Montoya is an Associate Professor of Communication & Rhetoric at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Additionally, she is the Director of the Communication & Rhetoric minor and course director for COMR 103 Speaking & Listening. Dr. Montoya's research interests include work-life wellness, organizational socialization and retention, and communication-centered interventions for coping with stress and trauma.  Her Ph.D. is in Communication with an emphasis in organizational communication. She also holds a Master's degree in Organizational Management and a Bachelor's degree in Communication. She has taught numerous face-to-face and online courses and workshops emphasizing interpersonal, organizational, spiritual and intercultural aspects of communication.

Patricia O'Brien is a community organizer and social worker in Pueblo, CO with many years working to end violence against women and abolish the prison industrial complex.

Saturday June 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am MDT
Chameleon 004 (Lower Level) 2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81001, USA