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Anti-racism resources

Each week we will post several options for engagement around racial justice and the Dharma practice of anti-racism.

This is by no means exhaustive! It is just meant as a place to start for those seeking a way to begin.

 

To Read

Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

The story of how indigenous wisdom and scientific knowledge can work together for a healthy and equable world.

 

Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson

“…The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality.  It is about power – which groups have it and which do not.”

 

The Inner Work of Racial Justice, by Rhonda Magee

    …a compassion-based approach to confront racial injustice and work toward personal healing

How to be an Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi

…understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society and in ourselves

The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson (narrative non-fiction)

…tells the story of the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and the western cities in search of a better life

Water Dancer, by Ta-Neshisi Coats (novel)

…a magical and transcendent story of the underground war between the slavers and the enslaved, including Harriet Tubman

 

To Watch

I Am Not Your Negro

a powerful documentary film bringing to life James’s Baldwins’s words about race in America, on Netflix

 

One Continuous Moment, One Continuous Practice, Dharma Talk by

Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

…living in these times through our Practice

https://vimeo.com/426855720/ba70a55714

13th, directed by Ava DuVernay (documentary)

Netflix

    …explores the history of the disproportionate prison incarceration of African-Americans and the consequences that follow

 

George Floyd, the Minnesota Protests, Amaud Arbery and Amy Cooper

Tevor Noah  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7Is0AQtUZ4

 

 

 

-Articles

Your Liberation is on the Line, by Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams

https://www.lionsroar.com/your-liberation-is-on-the-line/

 

Waking Up to Whiteness,by Greg Snyder

https://www.lionsroar.com/waking-up-to-whiteness/

 

White Supremacy Culture Characteristics, by Showing up for Racial Justice

https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/white-supremacy-culture-characteristics.html

…a look at organizational norms, ubiquitous in dominate culture, that don’t consider affects on those with cultural differences

 

We’ve Been Here All Along, by Funi Hsu

https://www.lionsroar.com/weve-been-here-all-along/

 

-Actions in the community:  while we acknowledge that not everyone is able to attend gatherings in the community because of health risks, we do want to offer possibilities for those who are able

Weekly Silent Gathering in Support of Black Lives Matter & Racial Justice

    Fridays, 5:00-6:00

Sebastopol, corner of Hwy 12 & Hwy 116

 

Postcard Writing, with Reclaim Our Vote

    …in support of the work against voter suppression and disenfranchisement

https://actionnetwork.org/forms/reclaim-our-vote-signup