In participation with the week of action In Defense of Black Lives, we’re republishing a practice that was shared under our previous name, Healing Justice, in April 2018.
Kandace Montgomery and Miski Noor of Black Visions Collective in Minneapolis took time to share some reflections with us about how to practice incorporating healing and wellbeing into the preparation for action, during direct action itself, and in aftercare. You’ll hear stories, examples, and important questions to ask ourselves.
We desperately wish this episode wasn’t so timely right now. For so many of our movements, times like now -- the moments when we are experiencing the most direct, deep racialized trauma, emergency, and injustice, when we really need to slow down for our own well-being -- are often the very moments that we also need to give the most, to escalate, to organize actions, hone our message, and fight back. We hope this wisdom-sharing from the past helps support you in taking the most grounded and sustainable action we can right now.
Transcript & all links to listen at www.irresistible.org/podcast/66p
For more healing resources for BIPOC organizers & allies taking action for Black lives, visit https://medium.com/@irresistiblemovements/healing-resources-for-bipoc-organizers-allies-taking-action-for-black-lives-f55067486690
Thanks to Alyson Thompson for social media and Ana Cecilia for music. Irresistible is sponsored by Kalliopeia Foundation: Dedicated to reconnecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. Learn more at kalliopeia.org