On July 20, 2016, Reverend angel Kyodo Williams spoke with campaign and citizen activists from the Stand community and beyond on how activists can use Radical Dharma to confront white supremacy and privilege. Rev. angel, the founder of the Center for Transformative Change, is a spiritual teacher, master trainer, and co-chair of the Stand board of directors. She is also one of our movement’s critical teachers on equity and mindfulness and co-author of the new book Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation. The racial violence of the weeks preceding the seminar drove home the urgency of the topic for the 170 participants.
Rev. angel presented on Radical Dharma and Activism: Confronting Inequity in Our Own Work for Social Change, exploring how we can use mindfulness to confront white supremacy and white privilege in our lives and our work. Stand executive director Todd Paglia introduced Rev. angel. After Rev. angel’s opening remarks, Todd asked Rev. angel an initial set of questions and then brought in questions from the audience.
The webinar included discussions on why using the phrase white supremacy is critical, why it’s important to see differences between people even while acknowledging that we are all one, why a mindfulness approach helps people confront inequity, and how each person needs to learn to love and free their own self on the way to promoting love and freedom for everyone else.
Listen to the audio from the webinar at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqHQuVnPGEk
Sign up for a training-style webinar using Radical Dharma to confront white supremacy & oppression in your life & work at http://svy.mk/29X3pMe
Get more information on Radical Dharma and to get the book at http://radicaldharma.org/