social justice

Stop demonizing black youth.

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And if you’re white, ask yourself if the privilege of taking your child’s safety for granted blinds you to your ethical responsibility of speaking up.

Wild Wisdom IS Social Justice

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Wild Wisdom is about trusting inner, authentic soul, and instinct.

TO GET THERE, one must take on the Real Work of deprogramming our persona wounds. One major form of this are the societal rules and roles to which we unconsciously subscribe. In doing so, our power of choice is limited. When we do our own personal Real Work, our choice frees, our soul blooms, and our Voices raise.

Social Justice is unseperate from Wild Wisdom. The Real Work is to call into question these roles and rules placed on us. How do we act them out in our day to day lives, how do we stay blind to them or choose to not check that part of ourselves? The Real Work is the work alive in our own life.

To this end, Black Girl Dangerous is one of the most powerful things happening today. Mia McKenzie’s Vision, and the Voices she is helping raise of transgendered, queer, lesbian, bisexual and gay people of color is so brave, so authentic, so WILD.

If you are a white woman reading this, understand that your Voice being respected is a privilege you get just bc of your genes. Defending your opinions, experiences, and voice specifically as a woman is something you may or may have not had to do. Being invalidated for your own human experience hurts. Understand this. Listen when someone says that it’s happening to them. Question the rules and roles that make this acceptable.

Read more, pledge support.

Don’t Let Them Tame You~

http://www.blackgirldangerous.org/donate/

How will you…

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…be the change?

“Self-respect and honor cannot be protected by others.  They are for each individual himself or herself to guard.”

“It is the law of love that rules mankind.  Had violence, i.e., hate ruled us, we should have become extinct long ago.  And yet the tragedy of it is that the so-called civilized men and nations conduct themselves as if the basis of society was violence.”

Mahatmas Gandhi

Go here, watch this. Get involved.  Support social justice and the rights of all people to safety and protection in their communities.  This is OUR PROBLEM, this is OUR COMMUNITY.  Our actions effect the whole, never forget that.

Pay attention.  

http://bit.ly/1nuDjxc

Black Podcasts on #Ferguson and Police Brutality

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Thank you for doing this!

Spaceship Dreaming

I created this post to put a collection of podcast that have covered and are currently covering the information on Michael Brown, Ferguson, and police brutality in general. I thought it was important to share this information and get different perspectives of what is “real people” are saying about Ferguson and not what you see or hear on large news media outlets. Please listen and support these outlets by sharing this post, listening to their podcast, and supporting their movement.

*some of these contain graphic language*

The Black Guy Who Tips: Rod and Karen have several episodes available discussing Michael Brown and Ferguson. Episodes: 765, 766. 767, and 768 all have different viewpoints about what has occurred in Ferguson have the past several days. You can find them on iTunes, Stitcher, and PodOmatic or you can refer listen from their website: http://www.theblackguywhotips.com/

Classick Team-Up: In this podcast, Classick speaks with…

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Ferguson and Patience for the Appalled.

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I will not silence my activism around these inequalities and abuses of civil rights. I recognize my privilege and take responsibility for raising my voice as result: WITH WISDOM, with rights, COME RESPONSIBILITIES.

Stacia L. Brown

Photo: Twitter, from a #NMOS14 protest in Washington, DC Photo: Twitter, from a #NMOS14 protest in Washington, DC

Be patient with those of us who are appalled. We thought we had been striding toward some progress, thought our education and integrity, our intellect and analysis were meaningful. We studied history, believed we understood all the ways in which enslavement could impact advancement. We were repairing our middling credit, paying back student loans, electing more people of color into political office. And yes, black blood still flowed in the streets and yes, each week new images of bullets bloodying children and grandmothers gunned down flickered across the six o’clock news. But we had been told to hope, had been assured that it took audacity, but it could be done. Optimism could be sustained. And weren’t we seeing justice sometimes? Weren’t more black students graduating college? Weren’t more of our men hitching up their pants and wearing ties? Weren’t we finally —

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Campaigns for #MikeBrown #Ferguson

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Dear Friends,
Mainstream Media is failing us in coverage of the powerful and beautiful ground level movement of the people happening in Ferguson, MO right now as a result of the unarmed killing of an American citizen by a police officer. GET INVOLVED.

Spaceship Dreaming

Here is a list of donations, protests, and petitions that you can do to help the people in #Ferguson and to assist #MikeBrown and #EzellFord all others who have been killed by the hands of the police. I will try to update as much as possible.
Donations for Mike Brown’s Family:
Michael Brown Memorial Fund:
These funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf. All funds will be given to the Michael Brown family.
College 4 MikeBrown’s Siblings:
This effort will help support Mike Brown’s siblings, 2 younger sisters and a younger brother go to college. It is run by Sara Goldrick-Rab, UW professor of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab ( http://www.wihopelab.com) and Michael Johnson of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County (Madison, WI) can vouch that all funds will go directly to the family.
http://www.gofundme.com/d1rprk
Other Donations

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Systemic Violence and the Killing of Michael Brown by Xochitl Alvizo

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Anger is part of the work of love. Beverly Harrison tells us that “Anger is – and it always is – a sign of some resistance in ourselves to the moral quality of the social relations in which we are immersed.” It tells us that things are not well. And, indeed, things are not well. There is a lot to be angry about. May we use our anger and direct its energy toward the work of justice and love and the social change that they call forth…..

So grateful today for this 🙏💓

Alvizo profile 12-13 - CopyOppression is systemic. Injustice is systemic. It pervades the whole – it seeps into everyday actions and becomes habits and patterns that function as default. As a result, the actions that fall within these patterns hardly need justifying. If anything, the questioning of them is what is put on the defensive. And those who stand against injustice must usually do so in the face of militarized policing, before vast forces that serve to preserve the status quo.

I can’t help but see the similarities between the everyday existence of young black men, of boys in this country, and that of women. The lack of safety in public places; the need to always be aware of one’s surroundings; the lack of trust in the intentions of another; living with the knowledge that people like you experience violence at much higher rates than others. It is a racist, violent, patriarchal world we…

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