As people of color cry out for justice, we support giving voice and bearing witness to those who have suffered at the hands of the dominant culture. Aligning with Buddha’s teaching and our Bodhisattva Vow, we practice for the sake of all beings. As we examine our own hearts and minds, we commit to right action – however we can.
Here are resources, links and information to help us learn more and imagine ways we can address the need for justice for our Black, Indigenous People of Color:
Support the Montana Racial Equity Project: https://www.themtrep.org/
Sign up for emails and text messages from Movement for Black Lives (M4BL): https://m4bl.org/
White Awake https://whiteawake.org/about/
Making the Invisible Visible (2000) www.spiritrock.org/document.doc?id=9•
The young Angela Davis, saying “you ask me about violence…” in a great video clip from the 1960s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIDgDFvyeS8
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration Isabel Wilkerson https://www.powells.com/book/warmth-of-other-suns-the-epic-story-of-americas-great-migration-9780679444329
How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness by Rhonda Magee
Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation by Angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah
Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing (movie – time to watch…again?)
Mindful of Race by Ruth King
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo.
James Baldwin, “On Being White. . . And Other Lies.” Easy to find online. Here’s a nice copy: https://bannekerinstitute.fas.harvard.edu/files/bannekerinstitute/files/on_being_white.and_other_lies_baldwin_0.pdf