Anti-Racism Resource Guide
Harvard University Implicit Bias Test (Implicit Attitude Test)
Podcast regarding Implicit Bias Test
7-Day Bias Cleanse
Free Mindfulness Meditation audio
Simple Breath exercise for Stress Reduction
Facebook Private Group to stay in touch
Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice (PDF)
White Allies Group in NYC
How to use White Privilege for Good
Community Agreement: Use it externally and internally
This is a BRAVE space, not a SAFE space
Honor this Land and its History- NYC occupies Lenape land on Turtle Island. For those of us who are settlers of this indigenous land, we must constantly give thanks and acknowledge the stolen lives and the ongoing struggles of our indigenous family in the face of American imperialism - we ground our session from this.
Speak from the ‘I’ - speak from own experience
Be the risk taker/truth sharer - speak your truth, be open. We are here to listen and learn from all of us. Make mistakes - it’s only human, and there is no shame in falling on your beautiful face. Discomfort is your new friend - expect to be challenged, yet expect no one to judge you. We are here to explore the discomfort - so we can learn the lesson for integration.
No judgement - It takes all of us to create a safe space of growth and healing. Curb your judgement - and inquire where this judgement is coming from.
Be curious - about others’ points of view, and about your reaction to them. Be willing to try on new and unfamiliar ideas and ways of doing things
Respect people’s identity - don’t assume, ASK
Step up/Step Down - Be aware of the space you are taking up, make sure everyone feels heard, not just the outspoken few
Practice mindful listening - Listen for the sake of listening, let the new idea to surprise you and open you up to the new possibilities of reality
Confidentiality - Take home the experience and learning, not the identity of folks who are courageous to be vulnerable
Stay engaged with your whole body - Mental & emotional reaction has physical consequence, listen to your mind, heart and body.
Read the room - We all live our own realities, and they are all different, be flexible and open to other ideas while making sure you are not imposing your ideals as the ‘truth’. Look around, and see how the room ‘feels’.
Expect ‘non-closure’ - We want you to hang out in uncertainty. It is the place of possibility, learning and unlearning. True learning and transformation takes time - do not rush to have easily packaged conclusion. Life is messy and it’s beautiful.
Adopted from BUFU community Agreements, modified by MINKA brooklyn practitioners
By Micky ScottBey Jones
Together we will create brave space
Because there is no such thing as a “safe space”
We exist in the real world
We all carry scars and we have all caused wounds.
In this space
We seek to turn down the volume of the outside world,
We amplify voices that fight to be heard elsewhere,
We call each other to more truth and love
We have the right to start somewhere and continue to grow.
We have the responsibility to examine what we think we know.
We will not be perfect.
This space will not be perfect.
It will not always be what we wish it to be
It will be our brave space together,
We will work on it side by side