Harper College

Wellness and Justice

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, in partnership with Harper Wellness and Social Justice Studies, is now offering a Wellness & Justice series.  This series explores the intersectionalities of the eight dimensions of wellness and social identities, including race, gender, religion, and class. Please join our monthly discussions, which are focused on the topics of social justice and wellness through the lens of diversity. Open to all to attend!  See the full schedule below!

Mental Health For All? 

Thursday, February 2, 2023  

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 

Building D, Room D281

Cultural Center (Above Starbucks)

In the month of February, Michele Byrd of Chicago Compass Counseling kicks off our series with ‘Mental Health For All?’ This presentation will address disparities in mental health access and what can be done individually, interpersonally, and politically to resolve this.  



The Monsters Under Our Mats: Exploring the Ethical Implications of Yoga

Thursday, March 2, 2023 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 

Virtual (via Webex) 

In the month of March, Dr. Liz Bucar discusses the intersections of social justice and religion. Using her book, Stealing My Religion: Not just cultural appropriation, Dr. Bucar unpacks the ethical dilemmas of a messy form of cultural appropriation: the borrowing of religious doctrines, rituals, and dress for political, economic, and therapeutic reasons. A webex link will be emailed to those who register.  

Register Here 


Dismantling the Inherent Privilege of Self-Care

Thursday, April 13, 2023 

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM 

Virtual (via Webex) 

In the month of April, Nishelli Ahmed and Dr. Raphael Florestal-Kevelier will lead a session on “Dismantling the Inherent Privilege of Self-Care” which explores the intersections of wellness and class.  

A webex link will be emailed to those who register.  

Register Here 


Last Updated: 2/5/24