BIPOC

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

Sign up for emails and text messages from Movement for Black Lives (M4BL): 

White Awake  

Making the Invisible Visible (2000)

The young Angela Davis, saying “you ask me about violence…” in a great video clip from the 1960s

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration   Isabel Wilkerson

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.

me and white supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F Saad

being black: Zen and the Art of living with FEARLESSNESS AND GRACE by Angel Kyodo Williams

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending out Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem

James Baldwin, “On Being White. . . And Other Lies.” Easy to find online. Find copy here.

Resetting with Resmaa: YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee8nvKxVJk8

Educational for White Folks: 10 predictable responses from white dudes when people criticize inequitable systems