Breathe, said the wind
How can I breathe at a time like this,
when the air is full of the smoke
of burning tires, burning lives?
Just breathe, the wind insisted. (entire poem here)
- (article) A secret society in Brooklyn, NY tied to the Underground Railroad fights to save its home
Food for thought from Camara Jones ‘Allegories on Race and Racism
- Generative Somatics
- Wake Up, an anti-racist organization focused on dismantling white supremacy
Liz: Greg Sarris’ speech. Information and story about the indigenous people Southern Pomo and Coast Miwok who lived in Sonoma County, along with a brief history of changes brought by the Spanish, Mexican and then U.S. governments. One of the questions: “[Pre-contact,] how did so many people, living so close together for so long a period, get along? Speaking so many different languages, so many different cultures.” I found his answers to this question to be in concert with the ideas in Indirect Work.
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.