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Crystal Johnson

Crystal is a retired clinical psychologist, dharma practitioner and teacher who has co-created, and co-teaches programs for white dharma practitioners seeking to build awareness, knowledge and skills to challenge the dynamics of white privilege and race-based oppression, and to create truly diverse sangha. Programs include White and Awakening in Sangha, a six month program at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, CA, Interconnected: Challenging Racism and White Privilege with Mindfulness and Compassion, an 8 session course at the San Francisco Zen Center, and Unpacking the Whiteness of Leadership, a 6 session course offered for Branching Streams, a network of affiliate Dharma centers and Sanghas in the Zen lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. She also consults to (white-dominated) organizations and individuals seeking to identify and address barriers to racial equity embedded in organizational culture, policies and practices. She is currently on the Leadership Sangha (board) and part of the Radical Inclusivity Committee of the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, CA.

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