How I Continue to Mess Up Being an Ally

Article •  5 - 8 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
5 - 8 minutes

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.


10 Things White People Can Do to Work for Racial Justice

Article •  Read time:7 - 11 minutes
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Article
Read time:7 - 11 minutes

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.


Understanding White Privilege as a 21st Century Leadership Capacity

Video •  1 hour, 41 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 41 minutes

Working on social justice and racial equity? If you include attending to white culture and privilege as part of that work, you'll reap important benefits. Understanding white culture — along with its embedded historical privileges — provides valuable insight into a larger system of inequity.


How Privilege / Lack of Privilege Affects White People

with Jeff Brown
Video •  1 hour, 18 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 18 minutes

Jeff Brown moderates a fishbowl discussion discussing why it's uncomfortable for them to talk about privilege… what they're doing to be aware of / combat racism… and the role of empathy and NVC around privilege.


 
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