-Ryan Lugalia-Hollon Wednesday’s insurrection at the capitol was a historic example of how white privilege enables white violence. Under the cloak of privilege, white Americans like myself can access spaces that others cannot. We can ignore gates, fences and law enforcement with minimal risk to ourselves, while the lives of people of color are often … Continue reading The Shadow of White Pride
Ellyn Ahmer, Nancy Michaels, Sarah Schriber (Illinois Balanced and Restorative Justice and Prevent School Violence Illinois) Barely into a new calendar year, we continue to experience unprecedented challenges. As with any economic, public health, or political strife, these times have been especially challenging for poor people and people of color. But we have also been … Continue reading RJ Reentry Challenge
Inspiration from tomorrow's leaders. Listen to the inspiring words of MLK's granddaughter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN7S5R94a0I
AirGo podcast hosts interviewed Angela Davis. “… if you're feeling ground down and need some inspiration, listening to Angela talking about this current moment, the past and the future is the pick me up you need. How lucky are we to have her living among us at this time? So damn lucky.” -Mariame Kaba https://soundcloud.com/airgoradio/ep-270-angela-davis?fbclid=IwAR0IVhEl3PUA_1xSTfZAk90n74eg1sFoBvqqn9stJa0O2B4YVUO3O_e9Myo
The Hill We Climb Get inspired by Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz4YuEvJ3y4
Many of you may not be aware that a bill was recently introduced to create a federal Department of Peacebuilding. Check it out!
If you are interested in getting involved with racial justice, we recommend The Color of Change. "The Color of Change leads campaigns that build power for black communities" (thecolorofchange.org) They work in the following areas: Criminal JusticeCulture Change & Media JusticeVoting Freedom & DemocracyTech JusticeRight Wing Politics & White NationalismEconomic Justice.