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Lecture and Yoga Practice: "Developing Critical Inner Literacy: Reading the Body, the Word, and the World" with Chelsea Roberts Jackson

March 07, 4:30 p.m.
304ABC Schine Student Center

The Douglas Biklen Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series

Developing Critical Inner Literacy: Reading the Body, the Word, and the World

With Chelsea Jackson Roberts, Ph.D., E-RYT
Founder of Yoga, Literature, and Art Camp for Teen Girls at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
Co-editor of Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change: An Intersectional Analysis

Chelsea Jackson RobertsGrounded in her work with teen girls in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts shares the findings of her qualitative research focused on yoga, literature, and the ways in which embodied practices support critical literacy development. Committed to understanding both the individual and collective benefits of yoga, this lecture will focus on how yoga can be used as a tool to resist oppression experienced by marginalized and vulnerable communities, how deeper understandings of the connection between the body and mind can be used to strengthen awareness and participation in the world. 


Chelsea’s lecture will be followed by a Yoga for All Bodies class that will integrate some of the topics covered and techniques shared within the lecture. Dr. Roberts is a certified yoga teacher and yoga educator who has shared yoga at the White House during the Obama Administration, appeared on the cover of Yoga Journal magazine, and currently travels the country leading workshops and trainings for yoga teachers, educators, and social justice advocates interested in yoga, inclusivity, and community engagement. 

Free and open to the public. Event parking available in the University Avenue Garage. CART Open Captioning provided. For more information call 315.443.4696 or visit

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