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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.

 

WEEK OF JUNE 14

To Read:

The Inner Work of Racial Justice by Rhonda Magee

 

Dharma events:

-online one-day at East Bay Meditation Center

“Cultivating Solidarity and Building Stamina for Transformative Action (for White Practitioners)” https://eastbaymeditation.org/calendar/cultivating-solidarity-and-building-stamina-for-transformative-action-for-white-practitioners/

-BIPOC-Only Meditate, Write, & Refuel—Led by Nirmala Nataraj

https://liberatedlife.mn.co/events/bipoc-only-meditate-write-refuel-led-by-nirmala-nataraj

Actions from home:

-postcard writing with Reclaim Our Vote:  actionnetwork.org/forms/reclaim-our-vote-signup

 

WEEK OF JUNE 7

Dharma Event:

-Dharma Talk by Zen Earthlyn Manuel

https://vimeo.com/426855720/ba70a55714

 

To Watch:

-Trevor Noah: “George Floyd, the Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper”

https://www.facebook.com/thedailyshow/videos/271504123969416

 

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

Youth-led rally for racial justice

Thursday June 11, 1pm, downtown Sebastopol, gather on the square

 

To read:

-Rev. Angel Kyodo williams, article “You Liberation is on the Line”

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

 

-Greg Snyder, article “Waking up to Whiteness”

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