A Love That Shatters Myths

A Love That Shatters Myths

It’s been an especially difficult and exhausting couple of weeks. The other day a friend of mine shared that she’d been asked the question, “what are the conditions you need in order to thrive.” I’ve reflected on that for myself and in terms of our movements and...

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When White Apathy Sets In

When White Apathy Sets In

This summer when my colleagues and I ran our Whiteness at Work program we talked about how every racial “awakening” or “reckoning” is followed by white apathy and blowback. Think Trump after Obama. An example I’ve seen lately is how colleagues who reached out to Black...

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Sense of Urgency Keeps Us Disconnected

Sense of Urgency Keeps Us Disconnected

Sense of urgency keeps us disconnected One of the tools of white supremacy is busy-ness. This sense of urgency makes it so we do not connect on a deeper level. It allows no time for discernment, reflection or real repair. We’re busy all the time We’re busy holding...

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Equity and Empathy in Times of Crisis

Equity and Empathy in Times of Crisis

We are all at risk of this highly contagious virus, but for some individuals and communities, the impact will be more severe in terms of health and economic consequences.Racism and xenophobia have been ever-present during this crisis. Like the way we have treated our...

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Expanding, Imagining, and Gathering Together

Expanding, Imagining, and Gathering Together

We need each other.You might have heard me say, “love each other and mean it.” In light of what’s happening in the world today I mean it more than ever.How we choose to show up with community during this time depends on us. Social distancing does not mean we stop...

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The praxis of liberation

The praxis of liberation

Art by Ernesto Yerena via Amplifier Art Defy Defend Demand Declare Divest Dream These are steps that I have been cultivating in my life for getting free. I have been working on this framework for a bit and decided to start sharing it earlier this year....

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GET EXCITED: Introducing the Race Equity Cycle

GET EXCITED: Introducing the Race Equity Cycle

Hi y’all! Earlier this week my ride or die (aka work wife) Ericka Hines and her colleagues at Equity in the Center and ProInspire released a guidebook they’ve spent close to two years developing. It’s called Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture and...

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Making Mistakes

Making Mistakes

To do the work required of social justice is to know that you’re not perfect, can’t be perfect, and that part of the process is learning how to fall and get back up --with grace and fortitude. At some point you or your organization is going to make a mistake. You’re...

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Difference, Identity, and Power

Difference, Identity, and Power

How have your ideas, beliefs, and assumptions been shaped by your identities and experiences? How are different identities shaped by power and privilege? How does identity and power play out in the workplace? You are comprised of many different identities --some that...

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