Gathering Our Power

Date: June 9 – 11, 2017
Presenters: Amy Banks, MD; Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D.
Solarium, Stone Center, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA

“Gathering Our Power” will be a simple, participatory meeting rather than a more typical JBMTI institute or “talking heads” conference. The gathering will not include formal sessions, panels, posters, or other typical conference mechanisms. There will be some structure and much sharing of experience as participants gather together to connect and think about how to contribute to clinical, social, and institutional progress. Facilitators will come together with many questions, a desire to contribute, and a need to engender hope and action plans.

Following this informal structure, the gathering will include minimal logistical support. With the help of a group of volunteers, the Content Committee has already begun to generate a list of topics for discussion. Some suggestions for content: How do we deal with political issues in our clinical practices? How do we practice radical empathy in the midst of radical difference? What are the tools we need to hone to connect across difference? What does an attitude of learning look like? We are continuing to shape the content of the gathering and if you would like to make a suggestion you could email the head of the committee, Harriet Schwartz at harrietschwartz14 (at)

Because of space constraints, the gathering will be limited to the first 50 participants registering. Once registration is closed, we will keep a waiting list in case space opens up as we get closer to the June 9th date Please note that CEU’s will not be offered.

Learn more about the event, registration, and accommodations, contact: Harriet Schwartz at harrietschwartz14 (at)