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
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
There is this sneaking thing in social change work. We are all working so hard and so diligently that we sometimes feel as if we alone know the answer to what is right. Or, that we alone can call out the connections between things. And that leads us to undercut one of our colleagues or workshop … Continue reading Call Out Culture
As I sit in boardrooms with executives or in front of rooms of twisted up yogis, the questions are all the same. How do we create a world that is more holistic? If you're interested in a work place approach to these questions, Diversity Collegium published Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks. This is a great … Continue reading Shaking up and shaking out