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LEAP Session: Mindfulness and Health in Black Family Settings

Join Dr. Kesha Morant-Williams present the value of mindfulness and health in black family settings.

Friday, December 2nd, 2022


via Zoom

About this event

Dr. Kesha Morant-Williams, Author, Associate Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences

This presentation explores mindfulness practices relevant within African American families but centers around Black women in family settings because they are often the health decision makers, and they provide instrumental and other social support not only to their immediate household but also to their broader extended family.

Dr. Kesha Morant Williams is an Associate Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences. She teaches courses including research methods, interpersonal, health and African American communication. Her research interest focuses on interpersonal communication, health communication and popular media examined through a cultural lens. She is a featured scholar in the documentary Beautiful Me. Her relationship-centered teaching and research have been recognized throughout the university, in the community, and nationally. In 2018, she was awarded the Rex Crawley Service Award at the National Communication Association Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah and delivered a TEDx Talk entitled, “Wednesdays With Willie.” Additionally, she is a 2019 Lancaster YWCA Woman of Achievement. Her research has been published in peer review journals including Journal of Health Communication, Journal of Medical Humanities, Journal of Black Studies, Howard Journal of Communications, Journal of Media and Religion, Journal of Communication & Religion, Sexuality and Culture, Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric and the books Inter/Cultural Communication: Representation and construction of culture in everyday interaction and Race, Gender & Identity. She is the editor of Reifying Women’s Experiences with Invisible Illness and the book Contemporary Christian Culture: Messages, Missions & Dilemmas.


As the Community Foundation, we know that Lancaster County is at its most extraordinary when we’re all challenging ourselves to learn, grow, and find new (or time-tested) ways to develop ways to care for our community. We are proud to leverage the extraordinary wealth of expertise, insight, and innovation to bring our community the most exciting slate of free learning sessions yet. We hope you will join us for one or all of these opportunities, and bring your questions, ideas, and hopes for taking this learning beyond the session into our shared work of building a more equitable future for our community!


The Community Foundation is committed to working with our community benefit sector to build capacity, enhance networks, and create connection! We have created a series of meet-up groups for CBO professionals to gather together, share successes, build capacity, and learn from each other. 

We have sessions for CBO development/fundraising professionals, communications/marketing CBO professionals, Executive Directors, and CBO professionals interested in exploring and deepening the work of using diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their organization’s mission.

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