The practice of justice, equity and inclusion requires diligence and patience. You return again and again to be confronted by the same challenges. Through a daily practice and analysis, you develop the skills to navigate systems that reinforce oppression, systems that are designed to be invisible to those with power and privilege. It is only … Continue reading What you allow, continues.
The Butterfly Effect
Do we accept the world as it is or do we work for the world as it could be? There is a concept called the “Butter Fly Effect.” It basically says that every action we take has far reaching implications; that a butterfly wings breeze can change the weather 200, 400, 1000 miles away. It … Continue reading The Butterfly Effect
How can you talk about yoga, uteruses and transformation at the same time?
In preparation for the 200 hour yoga school collaborative effort between Love Light Yoga and the Equity Collective, each teacher is lending their voice and interpretation to justice, liberation or leadership. Join us! In this blog, Beth Zyglebaum, Owner of Leela Yoga Alameda reflects on how yoga philosophy gives a perfect outline for participating in transformation. … Continue reading How can you talk about yoga, uteruses and transformation at the same time?
Tiny Yoga Class for Liberation
Playlist-15 minutes Las Cafeteras-It’s movement time Borders-ST. Beauty Peace Train-Cat Stevens Yin Yoga is the humbling practice of making decisions, sitting in sensations and discomfort, and adapting the circumstances as opportunities arise. As yin yogis, we are forced to embrace our differences and abilities as our super-powers, to speak truth to how our bodies are … Continue reading Tiny Yoga Class for Liberation
Systems of Oppression
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
Toward a ‘Social Justice Imperative’ in Education: When the Mission Alone is Not Enough
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.”
Yoga, Justice and Liberation
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
Journalism and Oppression
https://youtu.be/FQbHlSJMDDw David Enders is the author of Baghdad Bulletin, an account of his reporting on the American occupation of Iraq. He has reported and produced from the Middle East, Europe and the US for outlets ranging from Al Jazeera English's People and Power to The Nation, The New York Times and The Virginia Quarterly Review. … Continue reading Journalism and Oppression
Lott Hill is the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at University of the Pacific in California. He has taught classes in creative writing, cultural studies, journalism, service-learning, and collaborative portfolio development. His work in faculty development and student learning is underpinned by the principles and practices of social and restorative justice, civic … Continue reading Accountability
Honesty and Healing
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