Dr. Christa Mahlobo, Flourishing Through Expression: The Transformative Power of Arts and Mindfulness in Black Communities

Saturday, May 4, 2024 1pm–2pm


In this wellness workshop Dr. Christa Mahlobo will discuss the impact of the arts and mindfulness for communities and lead a contemplative yoga session in conjunction with Barbara Earl Thomas: The Illuminated Body. Dr. Christa Mahlobo is a Provost’s postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in the Positive Psychology Center. Her work focuses on the intersection of race, ethnicity, and culture with flourishing through mindfulness and engagement in the arts and humanities. Before arriving at Penn, Christa earned her PhD at The Pennsylvania State University where her doctoral work focused on examining adolescent precursors to early adult flourishing in African Americans. Her interest in this work stems from her belief that the arts and humanities can be transformative, and she desires to expand the reach of programs that utilize the arts and humanities and mindfulness as tools for flourishing in communities of color. 

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