REGISTER TODAY: Mindful Civic Leadership Program for Black Community Members and Police Serving in the City of Flint


The Crim Fitness Foundation invites Black community members and Police serving in the City of Flint to build the skills of mindful leadership and practice communication strategies to engage in dialogue around the future of policing in our community.

The two groups will train at first in affinity groups and then come together for a day of dialogue led by nationally renowned facilitators, Tymaine Gaither and Richard Goerling.

This course is the first of its kind in the United States, and Flint is being studied as a model for other cities around the country. The Crim is partnering with experts at Brown University, Washington State University, and Mindful Badge to design and facilitate this course in Flint.

The Community member affinity group will be facilitated by Trymaine Gaither. He is a national trainer in mindfulness-based anti-racism, self-awareness, contemplative pedagogy, and self-compassion. He is a certified Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher and completed his training at Brown University. Trymaine is committed to cultivating conscious communities, organizations, and human beings. He has collaborated with corporate and non-profit organizations to promote civic engagement, grassroots mobilization, and social justice initiatives. He led the “Know Your Rights” Initiative, a city-wide community-based initiative informing marginalized groups of their rights within policing practices.

Space is limited to 30 participants, so please register by March 1, 2023.

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Course Outcomes

  • Strengthen relationships between Black Flint community members and Police
  • Understand the impact of stress and learn new strategies to navigate it
  • Build mindful leadership skills
  • Enhance your ability to have difficult conversations to promote positive individual and systems change

Course Schedule

Required Orientation: Monday, March 27 from 6pm – 8pm (In person) in Flint

Six-Week Online Portion: Mondays from 6pm – 8pm – (Online) via Zoom on April 10, 17, 24, and May 1, 8, and 15

Closing Gathering with City of Flint Community Members and Police: Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 10am – 4pm (In-person) at the Flint Public Library

Registration will close on March 1, 2023

Please note, to get the full benefits of this course and to support the exciting research being conducted by Brown University, it is requested that you plan to attend every session.

Thank you for considering dedicating your time to attend this course. If you have any questions, please email

Flint ReCAST

Greater Flint Health Coalition
120 W. First St.
Flint, Michigan 48502
Phone: (810) 232-2228

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