First, we ground in gratitude for the spirit of resistance and resilience that animates our communities and this deep healing work.
Second, we continue to acknowledge recurring patterns of racism and marginalization in our WTR spaces. We recognize that ground with clear eyes and determination to change it.
Third, we seek to create new practices, new frames and new inspirations that will allow the WTR to be shared in ways that don’t erase the experience of people of color and those who have suffered most from the industrial growth society for the last 500 years here in North America.
Fourth, we share resources and next steps on this learning together, including continuing dialogue, self-education among white folks, clear practices of accountability, listening, and centering the leadership of those who have been sidelined in this work.
– This statement is from a group of facilitators in the United States that have been meeting recently to explore needed shifts in the Work That Reconnects with respect to power, privilege and oppression.