Roots of Resilience

in Uncertain Times

Resources

Work that Reconnects Website

www.workthatreconnects.org

Recommended Reading 

Webinar One:

Gratitude For Our World

Iroquois Thanksgiving Address – Haudenosaunee Prayer of Thanks
Iroquois Thanksgiving Address (shorter version) – Haudenosaunee Prayer of Thanks
Aimless Love by Billy Collins  – Poem
Pandemic by Lynn Ungar – Poem
When This is Over by Laura Kelly Fanucci – Poem
Lockdown Poem by Brother Richard Hendrick –
Poem Mirror Walk  – Practice
Solo Mirror Walk – Practice

Class One – Evaluation Form:

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Webinar Two:

Honoring Our Pain

Kindness by Naomi Shihab Nye Poem
Thanks by W.S.Merwin – Poem

Home Practice:

Create a “Cairn of Mourning” in your house or yard  Whenever you are feeling some despair, place object on the cairn to represent that feeling or what troubles you in the world.  This is based on a Work That Reconnects practice you can read about here.

We invite you also to share on our private FaceBook group.  Find opportunities for simple acts of kindness to transform grief into generosity and connection.

Class Two – Evaluation Form:

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Truth Mandala

Truth Mandala 

Webinar Three:

Seeing with New Eyes

Pandemic Awakening by Molly Brown- Essay
The Coronation by Charles Eisenstein – Essay
Medicine for Viral Times by Jolie Elan – Essay
We Shall Be Known by Mamuse – Lyrics
Intelligence of Nature Class – Taught by Jolie – link
Post Corona World  – Essay 
Racism is killing the planet –  Sierra Article
How to See With Gaian Eyes – Resources

Home Practice

Writing from Within the Web of Life   This outdoor writing practice takes about one hour. We strongly encourage you to grab your journal, print this exercise, and take an fun adventure into the Web of Life. – Home Practice 

“We Shall Be Known” by MaMuse.

 Performed by the Thrive Choir

Class Three – Evaluation Form:

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Webinar Four:

Deep Time

A Thousand Years of Healing – Poem 
Invoking the Beings of the Three Times – Practice
Prayer for Future Beings – Poem 

Home Practice

Write a letter from the future   – Home Practice 

 

Class Four – Evaluation Form:

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“So the present is linked with past and future, and each living thing with all that surrounds it.”

Rachel Carson

Webinar Five:

Going Forth

Four dimensions of the Great Turning

The ClearingPoem

Weave and Spin by Starhawk – Song

Songs for the Great TurningWebsite 

In the Spirit of Generosity:

We offer this work in the spirit of Generosity. In that same spirit, we hope that you can support us in making this work available to others. Your generous donation is so appreciated. Please give what feels good in your heart. Thank you, Thank You, Thank You!

Ella’s Song by Sweet Honey in the Rock 

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Racial Justice Resources 

Until the killing of black men, black mothers’ sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother’s son, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens.”

― Ella Baker

– Anti-Racist Training

White Awake. White Awake combats white supremacy by focusing on educational resources and spiritual practices designed to engage people who’ve been socially categorized as “white” in the creation of a just and sustainable society.

 White Awake Website

The Untraining: The UNtraining is a provocative and compassionate approach to help people discover how to work together in extraordinary ways to end our collusion with racism and all forms of oppression. The UNtraining provides insights and tools for all levels of experience and activism to white people and people of color. Website

Fierce Allies: Practices for Fiercely equitable & just relationships across the divide. Website

Showing up for Racial Justice – A national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountabilityThey work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing effortsSURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.   Website 

White Ally Tool Kit  – The White Ally Toolkit/Ally Conversation Toolkit helps anti-racism allies do their part in the fight against racism by empowering and equipping them with best practice communications skills based on listening, storytelling, and compassion. These best practices will allow them to become more persuasive in conversations with racism skeptics. Website 

This is an excellent video about race in America. 

Pm im iRapper Killer Mike pleads with Atlanta demonstrators to “burn” systemic racism, not the city  Video Link 

Forty Million African Amercians are Heartbroken  – Speech by Van Jones . He talks about two pathways: Civil unrest or bipartisan police reform within weeks  Link

Recommended Readings and Radio Shows:

Seeing White radio show from on Scene on Radio Seeing White Link  – 

White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism  By Robin DiAngelo Link  

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi Link 

How Racism is Killing the Planet in Sierra Magazine Link

 

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