What are you called to do?
There are three ways for people to respond with action when it comes to healing social divisions: Individually, Influentially, and Institutionally.
“Once the head and the heart are engaged, the hands can get to work and move lovingly into the world.
But our actions in isolation run the risk of burnout or despair, action not grounded in a love outside ourselves, actions not connected to other people working towards the same end.”
from Amy Julia’s blog post: Hope for Healing.
What small changes can you make on an individual level to participate in healing social divisions?
Reflections on the ways that small actions can lead to larger changes – both in our personal lives or in the work of racial justice
Guest Post: Cara Meredith (Author of The Color of Life: A Journey Toward Love and Racial Justice)
A look at some of the ways Cara has sought to make small changes, in this case, in terms of seeking out friends who come from different ethnic backgrounds than her own
Where do you have influence in your community? How could you use that influence to participate in healing?
What are the dangers of working for social change? How can we stay humble while also using our positions of influence?
Brian Allain to shares how he used his influence to connect writers of color to a predominantly white publishing industry
What institutions are you a part of? What kind of changes could those institutions create?
Where do you see indications that love can lead to healing?
Amy Julia writes for her alma mater’s publication to consider the ways that diversity in our institutions enriches the experiences of all involved
We want to hear from you…
Do you have a story about change on an individual, influential, or institutional level–either a personal story or one you’ve read? We’d love to hear them and possibly share them here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts.