Laura I. Rendón, PhD,

 is a renowned advocate, scholar, and educator. As a speaker with SpeakOut-The Institute for Democratic Education and Culture, she has addressed audiences worldwide on education and social justice. Raised in a low-income, single-parent home on the U.S.-Mexico Border, Rendón is a dedicated champion for low-income, first-generation students. She authored Sentipensante Pedagogy and numerous publications focusing on underserved student success. Rendón has held positions at various universities, including the University of Texas-San Antonio, and her archives are at the University of Texas-Austin. Her impact is honored through the Laura Rendón Scholarship at Arizona State University, supporting Chicano/Latino students. She is a fellow of the Mind & Life Institute and former fellow of the Fetzer Institute.

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This profile was last updated on November 1, 2018

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Laura Rendon – Contemplative Education Centering Social Justice

Mind and Life Institute • November 9, 2018

Topics: Education | Social Change

2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research Session

Keynote “Toward A Transformed Vision of Contemplative Education Centering Social Justice”

Laura Rendón

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Social Change