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Racial Justice Discussion – Feb 12, 2022

All people are invited to join our next meeting of hearts and minds!
Every thought, conversation and action makes a difference. This isn’t a book club–reading is not required. Rather, this is a way to support each other in our commitment to increasing awareness and dismantling white supremacy.
 
Our January meeting touched on some of Heather McGhee’s themes in her book The Sum of Us, which are also featured in her TED Talk Racism Has a Cost for Everyone.  
 
February 12, 2022, 12-1:15 PM PT
Suggested Content:

Planning Ahead: In the spirit of alternating between faster reads and deeper dives:

REGISTER HERE to get the Zoom Link for each meeting. 
 
Powerful resources from our last meeting:

Jade: 

  • Sign the petition to pass the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching act
  • Women of the Movement, A limited series event based on the true story of Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley.
  • Let the World See This Docuseries chronicles Ms. Mamie Till-Mobley‘s fierce quest for justice that sparked the civil rights movement after her son Emmett Till‘s brutal murder, inspiring heroes like Ms. Rosa Parks and others to stand up boldly for their rights. 
  • Movie: The United States vs. Billie Holiday. Her voice would not be silenced (from singing the song Strange Fruit). 
  • Documentary: Ailey Discover the legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey whose dances center on the Black American experience with grace, strength and beauty. Featuring previously unheard audio interviews with Ailey, interviews with those close to him and an intimate glimpse into the Ailey studios today.

Nancy: 

  • Urban Tilth inspires, hires, and trains local residents to cultivate agriculture, feed our community, and restore relationships to land to build a more sustainable food system, within a just and healthier community.
Liz and Nancy
  • Voices of Woodlawn A reckoning by four poets with America’s slave-holding past. Online Thurs, Jan 27, 5 PM 

 

After George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis Police officer on May 25, 2020, our mindfulness community came together as a commitment to being a positive force for racial justice. We continue to evolve these monthly open meetings to affect real and lasting change in the fabric of the United States and the world.

Each session is inspiring as we listen, learn, share and stir up ideas and actions, supporting each other in a safe space.

Register here for this free event.

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