The Politics of Justice demands that we get off our cushions, mats, and sometimes take off our robes and trade the temple for the stage. Nonseparation illuminates the pursuit of justice as nothing less than sacred. series link in bio: All too often and for too long, people that have considered themselves “Buddhist” or “Dharmic” —be that yoga, Advaita, or anything that holds fast to the idea of non-dualism and/or Oneness—have opted out of the arena of politics under the guise of being nonjudgmental, that everyone has equal viewpoints, to not choose sides.
Call it bypassing or call it head in the sand. Only people bound up in identifying with their privileged location can endeavor to avoid their identity and location. Rev. angel’s path has always kept her feet firmly planted in the political sphere because as incomplete, inadequate, and, yes, unjust, as the system is, it is what we have to work with as we vision towards a newAmerica (oops, spoiler alert). She advocates fiercely for voting. From her first cross-country voter registration drive with Third Wave to being arrested in protest of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) alongside Jack Kornfield she is as at home on the frontlines as on the frontstage.
From acting as an intermediary that quelled the disruptions of the progressive Netroots Nation Conference — not once, or twice, but three years in a row — without dismissing the rightful call of the protestors to becoming a familiar onstage presence, weaving calls for love, demanding that we “Trust Black Women” because “Sometimes, when you don’t have center stage, you’ve got to take it.” Finally, because The Politics of Justice IS Sacred, it demands our presence, she always offers practices for embodied presence. Because “THIS is what democracy looks like!” Get to know Rev. angel on library.angelkyodowilliams.com
Click below to journey along w/ Rev. angel through the “gates” of her work — Wisdom, Justice, Planet, and of course, Love — in celebration of her 50th year ’round the sun, choosing to fiercely love Earth and it’s inhabitants as her life’s work.