We need a critical mass of white people to join in a radical awakening to interrupt white supremacy. We need to reconnect to our spirit and our humanity, the deep knowing that human beings are interconnected to one another and to all living beings.
The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and the thousands before them are rooted in generations of white supremacy and the resulting state-sanctioned violence against Black people. Our collective white ancestors fostered and benefitted from these conditions of white supremacy since the colonization of this country. If you are able to claim whiteness, you and your ancestors have participated in the trauma and violence used to enforce white supremacy.
The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence is inviting white people into an interactive conversation on Wednesday, June 10th for two hours. Participants will address the impact of white supremacy and illusions of separateness and engage in small interactive conversations on prompts:
- How have you personally benefited from white supremacy?
- How have we contributed to a state of being that has led to our white culture of domination, extraction, and violence?
- What if spirit and humanity were prioritized by our ancestors, what different choices might have emerged? How do we repair and heal all that has gone wrong?