On the last Sunday of every month, Y-WE is hosting an accountability group over Zoom for white folks to engage in conversation around how we can be anti-racist and be strong allies for the Black community. This group was created on behalf of Y-WE’s Black staff members, who requested that our white staff organize a space for white folks to get to work. We come together to discuss action steps, mistakes we have made in our journey to being anti-racist, and how we can continue the fight in the most constructive and helpful way possible.

If you have already been a part of these meetings, below you will find resources that we have discussed. If you have not yet been a part of this group and you would like to sign up to receive emails regarding future emails, click here.

Our next meeting will be on Sunday, August 30, from 12-2pm.

Action step commitments we made in our first meeting.

Anti-racism resources for white folks.

Resources from our July meeting, from Somatic Therapist Rebecca Renfrow:

As Rev. angel Kyodo williams teaches “love and justice are not two. without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters.”

Rebecca Renfrow clinical mindfulness resource sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z2X-nJfzrb9_n707jEYDg6MNpEths2Knb7IVGAdhrp8/edit

Rebecca’s facilitation is strongly informed by the work of Rev. angel and her offerings of Radical Dharma. Please honor the labor of this Black teacher by making a contribution to the Radical Dharma Movement Project and directly to Rev. angel: Paypal: http://paypal.me/angelkyodowilliams Venmo: @revangel

Join The Great Radical Race Read: http://greatradicalraceread.com/  — an amazing opportunity for collective (un)learning hosted by Rev. angel. Registration closes on August 4.

Recommended readings: Resmaa Menakem: On Being, My Grandmother’s Hands, Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies, Adrienne Maree Brown: a word for white people. and Mab Segrest: Of Soul and White Folks 

Chart from Ruby Jo Walker: https://www.rubyjowalker.com/PVchart_200706.jpg

If you have any questions or would like to add something to this page, please email emma@y-we.org

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