Learning to forgive is a difficult journey of the ego. In spaces where we are task with look at the complexity of race, class, gender, religion, etc., it is sometimes hard to examine why people act the way they do. When building internal resources to combat everyday aggressions, it is helpful to remember the humanity of each person you encounter. This video serves as a reminder of the things we all need to work on and examine in our quest for forgiveness and a world that works for everyone.
For the last six years, I have worked with World Trust Educational Services. I’ve written three volumes of curriculum and a parent lesson plan for talking to your kids about race. Additionally, I travel around the country to support people through a deeper understanding of systems based on the film Cracking the Codes: the System … Continue reading Systems of Oppression
Without a ‘deep dive’ inward, organizations “remain stuck in ‘do-gooder’ mode and continue to distribute annual reports to board members and potential funders to perpetuate tired, warped narratives.”
Violence is nuanced and can take on many faces beyond physical action. In talking about race, power, and privilege, there are so many ways that we get caught up in replicating the unhealthy patterns of white supremacy. When consider ourselves to be more advanced practitioners (we believe we are "better" at being non racist, we make judgments about others for where they are at in their process, we hide the places where we fail to meet our ideals) we are acting out white supremacy, we are creating spaces of violence.
Chastity is a mixed heritage woman of First Nations and European descent. A proud member of the Tla’amin Nation, located in Powell River just off the beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC, she strives to keep her sacred First Nations culture, traditions, and values incorporated into her modern day life. Chastity has dedicated her life to facilitating … Continue reading Heartfulness, Part 2
The Equity Collective is in partnership with Love Light Yoga in Vancouver Canada. Together we offer a Yin Yoga, Justice and Liberation curriculum several times a year. September 23-28 of 2018 we will offer a session at Hollyhock. For more information you can go here or here. Below is the reflection of one of our … Continue reading Yoga, Justice and Liberation
At Commonweal in Bolinas California, I work with a group called Resiliency is our Community (ROC). Roc was established to support intergenerational collaboration around purpose, service and equity. Commonweal Executive Director, Oren Solzberg wanted to open up an honest dialogue about money and purpose and how to channel your hearts into your everyday choices. Quarterly, … Continue reading Heartfulness, Part 1
This is a republish for the 100 Days of Action, the Equity Collective would like to apologize for incorrect information on the 100 Days Action. Please see the full information below. 100 Days Action is a counternarrative to the Trump administration’s one hundred day plan. A calendar of activist and artistic strategy, 100 Days Action is a call to thinkers, … Continue reading 100 Days Action
Dia J. Penning // Casting a Wider Net // MX 2015 from Adaptive Path on Vimeo. In case you missed my talk at Adaptive Path's Management Experience conference. We are calling everyone in to make a world that works for everyone. Through bringing people to table, through letting go of fear, through breath, and love.
This past week, I was in Vancouver with an amazing group of folks. Many were First Nations or mixed First Nations. We were all at a different place in our process for understanding how we have been colonized. With my co-leaders we compared the process of understanding oppression to the five stage grief. At first … Continue reading Honoring your Process