Free Resources: Resources for Antiracism and Spiritual Activism
Environmental collapse and daily human rights abuses, our world is in crisis. Too many people are dying at the hands of white supremacy and systems of oppression. We are in need of a spiritual revolution.
We are also in a time when more and more people are joining movements for racial justice. From the powerful visions and leadership of the Movement for Black Lives, Standing Rock, Mijente, and the Poor People’s Campaign.
White people must be a part of ending white supremacy, it is our duty.
However, changemaking is trauma work. We must respond to this truth with every effort possible. Currently, our changemaking work is full of intense burn out, infighting, confusion, depression, anxiety, disconnected strategy, reactionary responses and focus on reacting to every crisis with little space for visioning and imagining a different world.
Systemic racism has disconnected us white folks from our ancestry, cultures, our spirituality, and our humanity.
We are in a new era of antiracism, one that is asking us to consider a holistic approach to the work, to our relationships and to ourselves. One that centers a re-connection to the earth and to our ancestors.
We must examine the ways that our bodies, hearts and psyches are part of the work of building the world we need.
We must connect practice and action if we are to contribute towards creating a new way of being and creating a world more beautiful.
Jardana is a writer, a spiritual activist. She has worked with thousands of changemakers globally to address trauma through an anti-oppression lens. She is author of Practice Showing Up: A Guidebook for White People Working for Racial Justice.
Over the span of her career she has helped to found seven social justice organizations including the U.S. based network, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). She is founder and co-coordinator of Liberation School South, a healing and spirituality school for changemakers.
Her writings on the intersection of spiritual health and social justice has been featured in the SouthWrit, Mother, Huffington Post, Feminist Wire, Elephant Journal and other online publications. She is based in Kentucky.