Meditating for Black Lives Uses Self-Care to Sustain a Movement

4 November 2021

Dr Hema Preya Selvanathan from UQ's School of Psychology featured in a Teen Vogue article discussing how free meditation sessions are continuing to drive the Black Lives Matter movement. 

“Sustaining the movement after momentum has died down is definitely a big issue that organisers worry about and think about,” said Dr Selvanathan.

Measuring political outcomes is one way of assessing a movement’s success, but, she explained there are many other, smaller, changes that also add up to success.

“There's also actual change that the movement has that's more psychological," she said.

"There's … so much else that the protesters and organisers and activists get from it that are this shared sense of identity and group cohesiveness.”

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