Library Resources with racism

Human health is connected to health of ecosystems and other societies. Our wellness and liberation is found in our interconnection, kinship, reverence for life, and solidarity. Solidarity erodes through narratives, practices and policies that separate us from each other -- and this impacts societal functioning. The breakdown creates conditions for pandemic, racism, police brutality, exploitation in untold numbers, and extinction. Read on for how all is connected.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 10 - 15 minutes
  • Production Date 04/2020
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  • Points 7
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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If we're to have a better future, our biggest task will be to reexamine what the police are, their place in the system, and more. Police violence exists by systemic design. The myths of where the problems and symptoms lie with the police, capitalism, laws, government, citizens, class and racism --plus the relationship between all these-- is what keeps oppression ongoing on a mass scale. For change to happen, we'll need to find systemic leverage points, and use privilege to benefit those without it. Read on for more.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 39 - 60 minutes
  • Production Date 09/2020
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  • Points 13
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Many believe it's only a true NVC request when we can ask for what we need without urgency or insistence. But what if we're the target of oppression and hate in a world with systemic inequality? Is it still nonviolence to abdicate power by allowing the person enacting harm to be the one to decide whether harm continues? The intensity of the need, degree of harm, and how chronically unmet the need is, are factors to guide us for when to apply force and demand within NVC. We can be attached to outcome, without being attached to strategy.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 5 - 8 minutes
  • Production Date 11/2020
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  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Our brains make patterns out of everything to save effort. But this has consequences on both how we treat others and on our ability to live nonviolently. The more we know about our own patterns, the more choice we have. Read on to learn our most important tendencies in groups, and what we can do in response.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 15 - 23 minutes
  • Production Date 03/2020
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  • Points 5
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Working for racial justice is a shift in perspective—a shift in understanding and empathy that leads to a change in our actions: to listen instead of talk, to follow instead of lead, to yield rather than dominate. And to accept that I will continue to mess up. Part of working to undo racism is having the humility to know when our own understanding is limited. Read on for more this, and how it relates to meditation -- plus personal and collective liberation.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 5 - 8 minutes
  • Production Date 06/2020
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  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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The existing unequal risks and impacts people of certain race, class and identities face in society is magnified in these strenuous times -- especially with things such as illness, financial well being, discrimination, attacks, and death. As responsive NVC practitioners we can stand in solidarity with those who are differentially impacted. Read on for this, and additional ways to spot common pitfalls of doing so.

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  • Skill Level Advanced Skill Level
  • Duration 15 - 23 minutes
  • Production Date 05/2020
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  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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It’s essential to give ourselves time to grapple with the complex feelings surrounding the brutality of state-sanctioned racism and violence. But if all we do is reflect and attend to our emotions we fail to show up, where and when it counts. So let's not perpetuate the violence by standing idly. Instead, here's ten things you can do to move into concrete action to address the continued, untenable, and horrific violence of racism. A list of resources is included.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time:7 - 11 minutes
  • Production Date 06/2020
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  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Amidst racial violence, there are things that NVC can offer. And there are places where NVC culture needs to be more vigilant. Here are examples of where, amidst incredible loss and pain, "allies" and communities commonly (and often unknowingly) create false equivalences, minimization and re-injure those who've been historically marginalized -- even when they offer empathy, or aim to stay "safe". Read on to cultivate greater understanding and ways to respond differently.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 23 - 34 minutes
  • Production Date 06/2020
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  • Points 7
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Want to increase diversity, plus improve group dynamics and group functioning? There are things you can do to make NVC settings more welcoming to people of color. Learn more about how to use NVC; attend to impact; help the community understand and demonstrate more awareness; factor in historical context; engage; create a more inclusive climate; and more!

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 9 - 13 minutes
  • Production Date 06/2019
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  • Points 3
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Why does NVC practice, and NVC training/coaching, appear to be not enough to bridge divides between people? This article takes a look at the trickle down effect of our societal conditioning, what we can add to our NVC lense, and what we can do "upstream" when NVC doesn't seem to be enough. Additionally, the article talks about unseen constraints that men, women and minority groups face in organizational settings...

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 12 - 18 minutes
  • Production Date 1/2018
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  • Points 5
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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