Happy Summer Blessings to you and your family. I hope that you are feeling safe and supported where ever you may be in this beautiful world. I wish to also acknowledge any hardship that you may be experiencing during this challenging and transformational time.
As we move through a growing collective examination of the systemic injustices against Black people in our society it is gut-wrenchingly clear; we have SO much work to do in ourselves, our families, our communities and the greater world. May we learn together, as a community and as a nation, how to use our personal power to respond to and support the forces of transformative change working to bring about an inclusive, anti-racist, culturally responsive, human-centered society that treats everyone with equity, respect and compassion.
Until we see an end to the race-based disparities that exist in our society, pushing people of color to the margins of our economy, educational systems, healthcare systems, justice systems and environmental security, we will affirm BLACKLIVESMATTER. We encourage you to educate, nurture and empower yourself to be an ally and an advocate for those who suffer an antiquated system that seeks to place the value of one human higher than that of another.
We have started to read, watch, listen and learn more as an organization. We understand this will be a lifetime process. Please reach out to us with your own #BLM resources and we can add it to this ongoing list. Thank You.
Thank you in advance for your continued support during these challenging and unknown times.
In Love, Gratitude & Service,
Founder & Program Director
EXPLORE AND READ:
BLACKLIVESMATTER - Healing in Action Toolkit
YWCA of Olympia - Racial Justice
Ava Duvernay - Award winning filmmaker
Rachel Ricketts - Thought leader and outspoken champion for Black and Indigenous Womxn.
A Kids Book About Racism - by Jelani Memory
Hop Hopkins - Director of Strategic Parnterships Sierra Club
A collection of TED Talks on the topic of race
Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses "white fragility"
13th - a Netflix original film by Ava DuVernay
The inner work of racial justice - TED Talk by Rhonda Magee
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