MINDFUL SPACES: Dismantling Racism in the dark
It takes a lot of trust and letting go to be led into darkness. You have to let go of control and be present with your experience. You open your eyes to try and see and there is nothing there. Nothing but pitch darkness in a space that is void of visual orientation, input or influence. It feels disorienting at first.
Today I was part of a pilot program for, “dismantling racism” and it was in the pitch dark. It was a heart moving experience and spotlighted a topic that everyone who came felt connected to in their own personal ways.
I’m a huge advocate of all the work @blindcafe The BlindCafe Experience is incubating to help heal, connect and contribute to uniting people socially in unity and harmony.
If you are in Boulder, CO. Come join us this weekend!
This is one of my Blind ambassador friends I’ve been journeying with so far. He’s one of the ambassadors that lead us into the dark!
www.TheBlindCafe.com #mindfulspaces#dismantleracism#positivesocialchange#innerharmony = #zenlife
1 day ago
I'm not present in a place where I can truly speak my heart.
Everything is fake. Everything is lies. I am simply an actor on a 24hr stage.
If my show stops, my life stops. The little life I have.
Grateful to @newtonetcetera for the op to attend the eye-opening Roots of Justice Anti-racism Training over the weekend. A million thank yous! #rootsofjustice#dismantleracism
6 days ago
...very grateful for all of my white allies who are #woke and who don't let this type of bull fly at any moment.
We can't do it without y'all, but for a very long time we have been. Never get it twisted. With or without ya, we #RISE.
Please join Patricia Melodista tomorrow-for an informative workshop that will leave you feeling empowered. You will go home with information and simple practices that will support you in transforming yourself and our world.
Being a 'good person' isn't enough to reverse systemic racism; however, there is plenty you can do! Use the peace and strength you've found through the yoga practice to embolden your commitment to racial justice. For decades many people have dedicated their lives to ending racism. Now you have the opportunity to step up and join the work.
If you are being called to take action toward building an equitable and just society for all people. Join this discussion covering some of the key practices necessary for dismantling racism in our community. You have the power to create change, and now is the time to put your heartfelt intention into action. ** This is not an asana practice.** Suggested donation $20, No one turned away for lack of funds. Join us!
Charities receiving donations - CNL (Center for Neighborhood Leadership) local and BLM (Black Lives Matter) national #practiceyogachangeyourworld#laughingbuddhaaz#communityaz#dismantleracism#bethechange#yoga
9 days ago
“This promise - that you will get more because they exist to get less - is woven throughout our entire society. Our politics, our education system, our infrastructure - anywhere there is a finite amount of power, influence, visibility, wealth, or opportunity. Anywhere in which someone might miss out. There the lure of that promise sustains racism.
White Supremacy is this nation's oldest pyramid scheme. Even those who have lost everything to the scheme are still hanging in there, waiting for their turn to cash out.” •
I have been following @ijeomaoluo for long enough to have known that this book was going to be really good. It was more than that, it was phenomenal! •
I’ve been so fortunate recently, to be having such an awesome run of books. This is the first audiobook I’ve heard that was actually great to listen to as well. It’s narrated by Bahni Turpin, beautifully. I tried an audiobook previously and the narrator sounded sedated and just as bored as I was listening to him. But Bahni read the book with conviction and perfection. I will however still be looking to purchase this book because it is so full of practical guidance, wise insights and crucial information that I really need to go back and highlight and bookmark in a way that the audio doesn’t allow for. •
Whether you are a POC who feels something is amiss and you want to better understand how the world around you operates, or you are a POC already clued up on Race theory and involved in Social Justice Movements, or you’re a white person or a NBPOC wanting to be a good ally, or you’re or you’re just anybody looking for any good non-fiction-THIS IS YOUR BOOK! •
The chapters are set out as answers to the Title presented as a question. She answers questions like “What if I talk about race wrong?”, “Why am I always told to check my privilege?”, “what is cultural appropriation?”, “what are microagressions?” And more, covering a total of 17. Its an excellent resource to have, and while it is of course American-centric, there is so much to gain from it and innumerable transferable strategies and practical advice she delivers with patience, wit, and clarity. •
9 days ago
“We’re not seeking to alienate folks who have different perspectives on tax reform or infrastructure spending,” Aaron said in her recent Facebook post. “But when it comes to speaking out against systems of oppression and injustice, we see it as our moral responsibility to use our position of privilege and power, along with the tools of our trade and the platforms available to us, to engage visibly and actively in the fight for justice. Our roadside sign messages are one small way we do this.”