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Bucks-Mont Collaborative Virtual Community SummitOur Evolving Journey: Adverse to Healing Community Environments

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Bucks-Mont Collaborative
Thursday, May 19, 2022
9:00am - 3:30pm EDT
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Our Evolving Journey:  Adverse to Healing Community Environments

As we deepen our understanding of Adverse Childhood and Community Experiences (ACES), how do we journey from adverse to healing community environments? How can we be a part of transformational social change that brings justice and healing? How do we find our own pace and place in this work?

We'll come together on May 19 to learn from leaders engaged in social change and community healing work, to deepen our relationships with one another, and to strengthen our readiness and commitment for the continued work ahead. 


Kenneth V. Hardy, PhD
Dr. Kenneth V. Hardy is the President of the Eikenberg Academy for Social Justice and Director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York, NY.

Dr. Hardy provides Racially Focused, Trauma Informed training, executive coaching, and consultation to a diverse network of individuals and organizations throughout the US and abroad. He is a former Professor of Family Therapy at both Drexel University in Philadelphia, and Syracuse University in New York, and has also served as the Director of Children, Families, and Trauma at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York.

He is the author of multiple books, including, Culturally Sensitive Supervision: Diverse Perspectives and Practical Applications; Promoting Culturally Sensitive Supervision: A Manual for Practitioners; Revisioning Family Therapy: Race, Class, and Gender; and Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Strategies for Breaking the Cycle of Youth Violence.

Additionally, Dr. Hardy has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, Dateline NBC, PBS, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. 

Rhonda V. Magee, MA, JD
Rhonda V. Magee is a Professor of Law, Mindfulness Teacher, and leading Antiracist, Social Justice and Equity Educator and Advocate.

Magee is a Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, and has spent more than twenty years exploring the intersections of anti-racist education, social justice, and contemplative practices.

She is the inaugural recipient of the Reed Smith Excellence in Wellbeing in Law Award (2022). A Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, she is a global/international Keynote speaker, mindfulness teacher, practice innovator, storyteller, and thought leader on integrating Mindfulness into Higher Education, Law and Social Justice. A student of a range of Buddhist traditions, she has served as an advisor to a range of leading mindfulness-based professional development organizations, including the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness, the Brown Mindfulness Center, the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, and the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.

Rhonda’s award-winning book, The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness, was named one of the top ten books released for the year by the Greater Good Science Center and received similar recognition by Psychology Today and the editors of

How to Register/RSVP: 

Check the Bucks-Mont Collaborative website for registration information.