My sister Shirley and I had some time together travelling in KwaZulu Natal in January 2016. We began by visiting our Dad's sister Nan and her husband Ian who turns 90 years next January. We had a wonderful visit to Ixopo a Buddhist meditation centre where Gary and I are offering a retreat next January see Buddhist Retreat Centre www.brcixopo.co.za/. We then visited Cathedral Peak in the Drakensberg mountains. Here are a few pictures to show the terrain.
I am inviting white people to start the conversation about racism in your community. In the blog you will find lots of information. Read, read, read, then start with a few people. It is essential that we own our whiteness. It is not about guilt and shame
Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about Racism?
A unique opportunity to building a socially just community in Cowichan
“Racial discomfort is seldom experienced by white people. White fragility is triggered by discomfort and anxiety; it is born of superiority and entitlement. It protects white advantage.”
Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility (2018)
Presenter and Moderator: Heather Ferris, a local clinical counselor and longtime anti-racism activist
Racial equity is possible, but it takes a willingness to transform our colonial conditioning and notice and disrupt the systems that keep racism alive.
“White engagement in racial justice work is ultimately self-liberation.” Leticia Nieto, coauthor of Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Development Strategy to Liberate Everyone
Everyone is welcome. All it takes is an open heart and mind, diligence and a belief that we are the ones we have been waiting for to begin the healing process.
A follow-up practice group will be organized if there is interest.
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