Over the last week, I have had a number of conversations with friends and clients about a myriad of subjects. Yet, they all ladder back to honesty and how to be authentic. I have dissected the intent of Baldwin with a Bernie supporter, talked about the intersection of class and race with a C-suite mentor, … Continue reading Honesty and Healing
On Tuesday night "The Wrong Way to Save Your Life," was released by Equity Collective's collaborator Megan Stielstra. It was awesome and fun and literary and groundbreaking. There were old fashions and tears and reunions of people that have been working together for decades. People that now fan across the country and globe. Megan was … Continue reading What would Gwendolyn Brooks Do?
The point of my work, why I do the things I do, is to make the world a safer place for my son. He was my point of radicalization. He is what gets me up in the morning and keeps me moving when I am tired of talking to white people about how to do … Continue reading Call to Action
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
Trina Greene Brown has worked in violence prevention for the past 15 years, managing multiple local and national initiatives. She launched Parenting for Liberation as a space for parents of Black children to envision a world where our children are cultivated to be their most liberated selves. Before creating Parenting for Liberation, Trina engaged leaders … Continue reading We will stay.
Bobby Biedrzycki is a writer, performer, educator, and transnational human rights activist who resides in Chicago, IL. His stories, poems, and performances have appeared on pages, stages, and public spaces across the U.S. and beyond. His work is rooted in cross-disciplinary art making that focuses on creating social change. _____________________________________________ “The classroom remains the most … Continue reading Radical Classrooms
Look, we are all working hard to make this world better. We want to do the right things, while being "good" and "nice." As we have found our way on the road to understanding systems and inequity, there have been more than a few times that we have had to look at our own reflections. We've have … Continue reading 15 ways to be a better ally
2017 is the year for change. It’s the year for collaboration. It’s the year for healing and the year to challenge yourself and your organization to expand and do better. Mia Henry from the Arcus Center for Social Justice at Kalamazoo College has created this document highlighting many of the justice and inclusion organizations in … Continue reading Searchable List of US Social Justice Orgs
1. Believe in humanity, no matter what you hear, no matter what you read. 2. Believe that we will create a world that is equitable. 3. Believe that you are part of the solution. THEN, act on it. 4. Touch the earth, ask for her help, breath with her. Love her. 5. Be open to paradox. Many things … Continue reading 25 Ways to be part of the Resistance
We are at a crossroads, the Age of Aquarius, dawning of a new world consciousness, the end of an era…all that may be true. And, it may not… What I do know is that at the same time I see a collective heave toward changing the dominate paradigm , I see a gasp to hold on … Continue reading Chhhaanges