Resources for Social Justice Investigations

Probably you know that next week, on 8 March, jury selection starts for the Chauvin trial related to the death of George Floyd, here in Minneapolis, MN in USA.  I’m reaching out to acknowledge the tension and possible fears, especially to those of you who were shaken by the uprisings last year.  The need for intelligent self-care is heightened.  Here are three resources for you:

1.  Go here, pop your name in and get your free, guided 2 minute meditation to drop in on yourself right away, invoke mindfulness and see how you really are.  That’ll help you get in touch with yourself, and then you can take the next caring step from there.  

 

“There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”
Audre Lorde

  2.  Next, is a link to a Showing Up for Racial Justice article on characteristics of the culture of white supremacy.  I’ve long been a student of this work and am still unpacking what it means to be a white woman in our society.  I expect that the trial time will be stirring on potentially many levels, and if you are looking to connect with others who care about equity, SURJ is one way.

3.  The book, “My Grandmother’s Hands” by Resmaa Menakem, who happens to have a chunk of training like mine which honors the body/mind connection and is gentle and non-shaming.  I can’t recommend his book enough.  I’ve found it to be empowering, deep and informative. 

We CAN each be part of the healing that I believe wants to happen, for the good of all.

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