Emancipation - Shared screen with speaker view
What brought you to the call today?
Diane from Seattle. My intention is to bring more awareness to the healing that still needs to happen from racial injustice
Hello from Bethesda, Maryland.
Hi, I'm taking part from the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm white and my children are black, and so I have spent a lot of time the past 18 years thinking about race. I am always eager to learn more and find ways to connect across racial divisions.
Hello All, I Live in Fayetteville NC (Retired U.S. Army). The reason why I am here is I want to see other people's perspective on Juneteenth.
Live in Silver Spring MD but am currently in Kingston ON. My intention for participating is continuing the work of enhancing my awareness and skills to support anti racism and live thru my practice
Jules jarvis Takoma Park, MD. white privelege cis woman who grew up learning to dehumanize PoC and am now on a different healing road of humanization and love
Curtis from Inglewood,CA Tongva land
Hi this is Natalie (Limitless Faith of the Source) in sunny Los Angeles. My intention is to learn, connect, continue to confront my complicity, and learn more how to directly address white supremacy in myself and in the world.
bi, earth & racial justice inter-are bo, smile participating in local juneteenth celebration planning gassho AD traditional lands of Wintu, Achomawi, Atsugewi
I am listening from Seattle, WA on Duwamish land. My intention is to continue to decolonize my mind stream.
Blue Cliff Monastery, NY. My intention is to have more awareness around racial injustice.
Good mirning from Akron, OH, USA. My desire is learn to help melt the bariers between us
OAKLAND CALIFornia, land of the Ohone people that IS being rematriated. Here today because It is so wonderful to be in company on this path.
Wonderful to be in community
Hello everyone, it is lovely to be with you all. I am in Boston and this town has a history of racism that is only slowly getting better. I did not grow up in this country and want to learn more about how to help
Jasmine, pronouns she/her. Deer Park Monastery, Escondido, CA. Celebrating Juneteenth with my sangha(s) (in the plum village tradition)!
Oops. Portland, Oregon. I wanted to sit in to learn about Juneteenth and cultivate my energy of confronting my racism and bias and the energy of speaking up to other white people about racism and implicit bias.
My sangha here in Washington DC is the Washington Mindfulness Community and is a vital part of my life. But it is an overwhelmingly white sangha and I want to figure out how we might fix that.
Lillian Fuchs, she her hers, Boston MA aspiration today: to better understanding the difference between intention and impact of my whiteness
aspiring to revive energies in my sangha to attend to white privilege and racism even in well-meaning folks who love the dharma.
I’m an artist, educator, and certified InterPlay leader living in Atlanta, Georgia. I teach English to internationals at the college level and international women in a Sustaining International Women. I’m seeking a way to bring honesty to my classroom and community groups about racism in ways that are safe and respectful. I continue to work on my own white privilege.
Augusta Hopkins (she/her) lives in SF. From Philadelphia. In Phila now. Being an anti-racist is important to me. I love Kaira Jewel and Hai An. Every opportunity to grow and learn in this is valuable. Bringing the Dharma to heal our internalized and external racism is precious.
I want to address racism especially through addressing white privilege and want to do that effectively and in ways that are rooted in my spiritual practice. I’m white and o live in Berkeley.
dana wu (she/her/they/them)
(Ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish people; aka Seattle, WA to modern day settlers) - to heal from my internalized racial inferiority and to better understand how anti-blackness shows up in myself. Madeline-(same room) continuing to unlearn my internalize whiteness and learn how to honor juneteenth
June tempt in Texas is a comment that reflects a black only experience. I want to make this holiday mine as well.
Good morning, I’m in San Diego, want to continue to be brave enough to be in more conversations on race, racism, inside and outside of sangha.
Vanna from Durango, CO due to technical difficulties at a coffee shop. My desire is to deepen my practice in the Dharma and how I can most skillfully help create racial justice as a white person.
a Filipina in Tkaronto, Canada. To learn and be in the *presence* of our 2 Sisters Teachers
Hi from Boston area, MA. He series pronouns. Wanting to be free (me! free!) from the alienation of white supremacy
As a biracial from African and European heritage, My intentions to understand what race means for me in this country and how I can contribute to awareness and justice.
Natalie Neal, Jalisco, Mx. intentions to be with others who want to bring awareness to racial injustices. I was born in Mississippi and had experiences I want explore
Susan: I’m in the LA area, & seek healing of my ancestral lineages, & to bring that understanding into the the healing of our society. So happy to be with you all.
Victoria, from Ohlone land, Oakland, CA - brought me to call: connction
Linda Lee, Missoula, Montana. Present to deepen my journey of understanding racism in me and how it affects us all. Also, to understand more about Junteenth. My intention is to love my self and others on this journey.
So lovely to be here :) Calling in from Bellingham, WA - original land of people’s of the Salish Sea - Lummi and Nooksack Nations. Mixed racial/ethnic background, she/her/we pronouns. Intention to keep learning / growing in my racial awareness to support healing.
Hi, Everyone — my name is Anne Woods. I’m from western Massachusetts, but currently calling in from Salzburg, Austria. I’m looking at the ways in which there has (and has not) been public awareness and acknowledgment in Germany and Austria (though less so here) of the painful history of the Holocaust; and am struck by the absence (as noted by Bryan Stevenson) of this collective awareness and acknowledgement in connection with the history and continuation in the US of racial oppression and injustice.
Calling in from the traditional lands of Pennacook - also known as New Hampshire. My pronouns are she & they. My intention is to open my heart to truth and heal so that I can better support racial and social justice.
Thank you for offering this meeting. I’m listening from Maryland and have lived and worked in Africa, New Zealand, England and the States. Each alive with suffering, and as a person of privilege and a mother, I care deeply and am eager to learn, listen and open myself to what is needed to heal inside and out. I am grateful to be here.
Emily from Vashon Island, Washington. She/her. Uchinanchu/Okinawan and Frisian/Dutch. Listening to and healing the collective ancestors.
yenkuei chuang from boston area- to learn and touch the suffering of juneteenth in my heart today
Dear beautiful community, Sr. thanh tri. Deer Park Monastery, on Kumeyaay land. Looking forward to deepening and learning to expand ancestral healing, recognizing and transforming white supremacy in myself and in community. she/her pronouns. Irish, Scottish, English, German ancestry.
Sister Clear Grace
bowing to all of you. calling in from Escondido California Deer Park Monastery borrowed land of the many bands of the Kemeyaay Nation. My intention for being on this call is to continue to cultivate the healing and transformation of all injustices while honoring and celebrating the truths of all lands and all beings. So happy to be here and honoring this legacy from slavery to emancipation with you all. Sister Clear Grace she her hers them they we BIQPOC
LeClaire, Iowa, my intension is to look with honesty at my nation’s history. I am white. My family is biracial and I have witnessed must trauma of family members. I wish to learn how to be present with and how to act skillfully.
Vanya from Saint Hyacinthe , Québec. grow up, learn, be more aware of racism. heal and be more skillful
What was the name of the bird, again? Thanks.
dana wu (she/her/they/them)
what were other 2 states besides maryland and delaware allowed to keep slaves as Emancipation proclamation not apply, as not part of Confederacy? thk u
I have to leave to attend to my family but thank you for the talk, the grounding meditation, and the gift of your presence 🙏
I could see the video, but not hear it
Sister Clear Grace
still here breathing out
Please Call Me By My True Names by Thich Nhat Hanh
can you send the link to baldwin’s quote? thanks!
“I’m not interested in anybody’s guilt. Guilt is a luxury that we can no longer afford. I know you didn’t do it and I didn’t either, but I am responsible for it because I am a man and a citizen of this country, and you are responsible for it for the very same reason.” --James Baldwin
I have to leave. I want to thank you for this GREAT talk. If anyone is in the Fayetteville NC area, look me up( Malik Meadows- find me on FB). I could be your tour guide and we can speak about the Dhamma.
Kaira Jewelhttp://www.kairajewel.com/newsletter-subscriptionHai Anhttps://gmail.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=bf72a9924e44f0236651d6dbb&id=b86b41357e
I think there’s an option to save the chat?
and the Dana links for pay pal and venmo links are in the email we’ve already received.
POC--What’s arising for you now? How do you connect the story of Juneteenth to your own life?What qualities of yours and your ancestors do you want to celebrate today?
White--What’s arising for you now? How do you connect the story of Juneteenth to your own life? Kendi quote--not just about how you think and feel, but about your actions. How have your actions perpetuated inequity and how have your actions/how might your actions be part of emancipation.
How might we celebrate our own actions on behalf of emancipation for all?
Annie Lake Mahon (she/her)
For me, Juneteenth is a way to remember (as you said KJ) that there was and IS ongoing resistance to freedom for POC. So we can never become complacent.
I see that the injustices and trauma of anti-Black racism and slavery on Turtle Island ~ ~ ~ have travelled to the colonies as deep internalized racism, desire for whiteness, anti-Blackness in my homeland, the Philippines. Deep pain in seeing this in my own blood ancestors.
Feeling deep gratitude and love for all that has been offered here, for all that is to come, and for all who joined the call today. Looking forward to extended opportunities to continue the conversation, and the work. It’s past dinner time here in Europe, so I’m signing off for now. _()_ Anne
I want to celebrate courage, and strength from my African ancestors.
For me to listen, to do the work and offer love to all.
I am just always humbled by my own ignorance and how it has contributed to suffering and watered seeds of suffering in others. I am deeply grateful that I was able to connect to the racism in my blood ancestors in Switzerland, even though it expresses it self differently. I am grateful for a deeper understanding of this way of separate thinking. Me and others in my mother and others. But also there is courage in the lineage that I want to continue.
reclaim the forgotten numbed story/trauma of my family’s immigration. important to REST & CONNECT.
This call and Juneteenth make me aware in this moment of the deep cruelty of slavery and the impact in its aftermath. thank you.
dana wu (she/her/they/them)
As a child of parents who survived and were displaced by what many choose to call the “Vietnam War” and attempted genocide at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, my heart breaks and celebrates the resilience and will of all BIPOC ancestors who struggle for freedom
My heart is tender and open. Thank you very much for your stories and the reminder that becoming an antiracist is an every day practice. Sending love.
thank you so much Kaira Jewel and Hai An. we all need to stay ‘woke’ and aware to transform racial injustice and suffering. May we attend the hearing on Wed June 19 on Capitol Hill.
What’s up for me now is great joy that we have been together in this way,. I have been on many, many zoom gatherings addressing racial equity in our era but this is the first time I’ve felt held and nourished in the Dharma as a solid support for this ongoing learning and work. I too am reclaiming “numbed stories” of ancestors who were bystanders to the atrocities of the past. Looking back to move forward.
What arises for me as POC is how the deep structural illness of White Supremacy was in the consciousness of the Union troops ... how the threads continue today ... how the sufferings of my ancestors are in me and the strength, resiliency is there ... how the dharma offers teachings to light this path ... thank you for this powerful webinar... I feel hopeful and empowered
broken heart, working on other h’s…thank you
dana wu (she/her/they/them)
ditto, Louise! I’m feeling so much gratitude
As a white person journeying to be woke, how can I indeed allow my heart to break, and then to grieve deep so as to understanding how the times I have not grieved I will often instead flail in white fragility, anxiety and overwhelm. But Greif instead helps me remember that even my fragility is a priviledge, and to not platuea there but open to a heart softening around the pain and moving from that into freedom from fragility. And too joy and gratitude right now for so many faces willing to journey together
Teachers and sangha are such an important gift for me as I endeavor to continue to engage, to do what I can to stay present and lean in to action.
I was deeply touched by the story you shared Kaira Jewel and the many many stories like that that exist and are unknown in the collective consciousness - reclaiming and lifting these stories (and people) up of the courage, strength, survival of our collective ancestors as part of this country. What an honor to be here. Thank you EVERYONE!!
More more deeply heart feeding healing g
In deep gratitude for you all
I no longer can hear you. deep bows of gratitude and love, Joann
Much love and gratitude. Bowing out.
It is hard to find the words to express what I am feeling, and my deep gratitude to Kaira Jewel and Hai An, and to all of you for coming together and opening ourselves in this way. I am drinking deeply from our togetherness in the Dharma. With a deep bow.
I love your faces, I love your voices
from Susan: thank you for the 3 H’s
my typing cannot keep up with my heart…so I am just taking this in with deep gratitude to be here with you.
White & working on reclaiming & loving my ancestors, and healing the wounds they caused.