Healing Racism as a committee has made the decision to pause our series on Exploring Whiteness (which will be continued) to take time and create a space of dialog and understanding after a very difficult election season in what has been a crisis filled 2020. We also recognize the high degree of a possibility that even as of this date the election still may be undecided or that there might be an attempt to hijack democracy happening at the time of this event. Given the trauma of what has been the past 4 years, the trauma that might be ongoing due to uncertainty during a post-election haze, a deep fear of 4 more years of trauma, or the need for ongoing accountability in the post election world. It has been decided to hold this space next.
This event is really a space to explore - ok that has happened - Now What? We need to redress the trauma of the recent past or in the potential future. We need to discuss present or future trauma we need to endure as a result of what ever happens with the election. And this event is to create a space of unity and purpose as we move forward.
And we need to create plans to hold people in power accountable for the ongoing need to keep us in process and progress as we attempt to engage in Healing From Racism.