• February 26, 2021
  • 7:00 pm
  • Online (U.S. Pacific Time)
Add to Calendar 02/26/2021 7:00 pm 02/26/2021 America/Los_Angeles Cultivating Joyous Resilience Monique LeSarre and clinical therapist Anjuli Sherin have a moving and joyful conversation about the lessons this past year made abundantly clear. Online (U.S. Pacific Time) false MM/DD/YYYY

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This live online conversation was recorded to the CIIS Public Programs YouTube Channel. It is also available on our podcast. Interested to engaging more deeply in Anjuli's work? Register for her workshop on July 23–24, 2022.

Joy and Resilience: we need both to thrive. But even though resilience is rightly buzzing as a self-care goal, we live in a world that makes it attainable to some and inaccessible to others. We all navigate an exhausting, disconnecting, do-more-buy more culture – but it’s a culture that disproportionately harms those with marginalized identities and is designed to make us think that thriving depends solely on individual effort. If mainstream wellness culture doesn’t account for the ways that social oppression and economic injustice intersect to make resilience difficult for many of us to access in the first place...where do we begin?  

In her latest book, Joyous Resilience: A Path to Individual Healing and Collective Thriving in an Inequitable World, Pakistani American Clinical therapist Anjuli Sherin offers a culturally informed, body centered model of healing, and the compelling and diverse stories of Black, POC, LGBTQIA, Immigrant, and other marginalized people, who found through it a way to thrive and embrace joy, and heal intergenerational and collective trauma. This warm and accessible guide, is one anyone can use to understand where they get stuck in suffering, and how they have the power to cultivate a self-love that lets them thrive. A path you can use whether you are in therapy already, doing healing work on your own, or a healer wanting to walk your clients towards resilience. It is also a book that encourages us all (and specially those new to social justice and activism in their lives) to go beyond our ideas of healing as an individual process, and instead tie our healing work to action for change in our communities and our world.  

Join Monique LeSarre, executive director of Rafiki Coalition for a moving and joyful conversation with Anjuli about the lessons this past year has made abundantly clear—resilience is not a DIY endeavor—and our collective resilience requires leveraging our energy towards social, systemic and political change that fosters the resilience of all.  

Learn more about Anjuli's new book, Joyous Resilience: A Path to Individual Healing and Collective Thriving in an Inequitable World

This event is hosted live online. Instructions on how to join will be emailed to you shortly before the event. If you need to request accessibility accommodations, please email publicprograms@ciis.edu at least one week prior to the event. For more information click here.

Anjuli SherinAnjuli Sherin, MA, is a Pakistani-American licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in trauma recovery, resilience building, and cultivating joy. She has 15 years of practice working with immigrant, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and LGBTQI+ populations. Sherin received her BA in sociology and anthropology from Mary Washington University and her MA from CIIS. She has trained and mentored with leading figures in trauma recovery and energy psychology, including Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Staci Haines, and Vianna Stibal. In addition to awards for academic excellence and community service, Sherin received the 2007 Emerging Leader Award from the E-women Network and has been featured in O Magazine as a finalist for the O Magazine/White House Leadership Project. Her new book is Joyous Resilience: A Path to Individual Healing and Collective Thrivingin an Inequitable World. Learn more at: www.anjulisherinmft.com.  

Monique LeSarre
Monique LeSarre is a proud San Francisco resident, and prides herself on her community work, known as “Dr. Mo” in the community, Dr. LeSarre is Executive Director of Rafiki Coalition, an agency that focuses on reducing Health Disparities and Increasing Wellness in San Francisco's Black community. She also gives workshops, trainings, and keynotes locally and Nationally. Dr. LeSarre's teaching is fueled by Cornell West's quote, "Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public." She believes that in order to create individual and community healing, it is most effective to work on multiple levels of the system, beginning with individuals, families, and groups, and on academic, training, research, advocacy and policy levels.

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