We invite you to attend THE WEBINARS:

If you’re interested in how to unlearn and relearn the truth about individuals and communities who suffer by hearing their stories – while using a foundation of mindfulness and loving kindness - join our monthly Making-Visible webinars. 

Topics range from Immigration, to Native American Genocide, to Anti-Black Racism. In 2019, we will focus on indigenous communities and women’s issues. 

Join us for the next call September 25

Sunu P. Chandy, Legal Director, National Women’s Law Center

Sunu P. Chandy, Legal Director, National Women’s Law Center

Making-Visible: Women - Webinar 2

Women everywhere continue to experience discrimination in everyday life: in institutions, the private sector, religious organizations, families, schools, health systems, and justice systems. Gender bias is everywhere.

The stereotypes that women face are powerful and make every aspect of their lives difficult. This is a consequence of a patriarchal system that abuses power in all ways from hiring decisions to sexual abuse. Discrimination can be subtle or overt, conscious or unconscious, and can be upheld by both men and women.

We are thrilled to have Legal Director of the National Women’s Law Center and social justice activist Sunu P. Chandy share her stories on the need to empower women and the legal fights she’s led against the inequalities and injustices of gender bias.

2019 Calendar 

Making-Visible: Indigenous Community

March 20  7pm - 8:30pm EST - Indigenous Communities

April 25  7pm - 8:30pm EST - Indigenous Communities

May 29  7pm - 8:30pm EST - Indigenous Communities

June 12  7pm - 8:30pm EST - Sharing Learnings Session - Indigenous Communities


In lieu of fees, we ask you to consider making a donation. 100% of the offerings help offset costs for operations and guest speaker fees. All monies beyond those costs to back to these communities in distress.

Information on the Latino Community

Hispanic people are the largest minority in the United States, and fully one in six people in the U.S. are Latinx, and one in ten are of Mexican heritage. Only Mexico has a larger Hispanic population than the United States.The Census Bureau describes Hispanic or Latino ethnicity as "a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race."

In lieu of fees, we ask you to consider making a donation to Nueva Vida to benefit Latinas with cancer in the DC area.

ABOUT the founders of Making-visible

Sessions are in English, accessible, and co-led by Adriana Arizpe and Annie Mahon.

Translations and physical accommodations are provided.

Adriana is a Mexican woman who has lived in the DC area for 8 years. She has degrees in Communications and Gastronomy and is an executive in media, research, marketing and communication. Adriana has been practicing mindfulness since 2014 and has extensive knowledge of relationships and cultural contrasts and a special interest in how Latin-American culture contributes to US culture as a whole.

Annie is a white, Armenian-American, ordained (lay) in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, founder of Circle Yoga Cooperative, DC Yoga Week, and Opening Heart Mindfulness community, and founder and treasurer of the Pink House Foundation, a grant making organization supporting the development political and social capital for marginalized groups in the US. She has been a student of mindfulness since the early 1990's.