Black music, Black dance, Black excellence, and Black culture are undoubtedly centered in the weekly space we curate. Central to Black liberation and anti-racism efforts is self-care so that folks can soldier on as their fully empowered and nurtured selves. Two-thirds of our team are Black people and decidedly called in Black on June 4 -- to breathe, to heal, to tend to the sting of the trauma of recent events compounded by a history of disregard for Black life. And as a full team, we declaratively know and say that Black Lives Matter, and as we always do, we make decisions that keep it real and respect where our energies are as individuals, as well as a collective. So, we took a pause. And now we're back. Because, as Rhome so wisely put it, "The Revolution needs Dance Breaks."
And we also encourage folks to take time to reflect, research, and redefine how to live an actively anti-racist life.
Statement written by Aysha
Below resources shared by Emily
Not an exhaustive list by any means, but here are a few resources to get you going.
Document created by: Anna Stamborski, M. Div Candidate (2022) ; Nikki Zimmermann, M. Div candidate (2021); Bailie Gregory, M. Div, M.S. Ed.