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Candy Gunther Brown: Why are Public-School Yoga and Mindfulness Popular and Controversial?

Event

Title

Candy Gunther Brown: Why are Public-School Yoga and Mindfulness Popular and Controversial?

When

Fri., Nov 8 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Where

Ruffner Hall, G004

We are thrilled to welcome Candy Gunther Brown, PhD for a talk on the appeal of and most common objections to public-school yoga, mindfulness, and meditation programs. Drawing on her experience as an expert witness in four legal disputes, Brown will address whether such programs are secular, religious, or both. She will also discuss scientific evidence on whether these programs are safe, effective, and universally appropriate as interventions.
 
After the talk, Brown will be available to answer questions and sign copies of her book Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools: Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion? (Copies will be available for sale at a discount).

Brown (PhD Harvard University) is Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University and author or editor of six books.
 

AUTHOR TALK
Candy Gunther Brown: Why are Public-School Yoga and Mindfulness Popular and Controversial? 
Friday, November 8
12:00-1:00pm
Location: Ruffner Hall, G004
Questions: Anna Schodowski aks8x@virginia.edu
 
The event is free and open to the public. Registration not required.

More about Candy Gunther Brown: 
Brown is a (Ph.D. Harvard University) Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University and author or editor of six books, including Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools: Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion?, (University of North Carolina Press, 2019).