Race, Racism, and Racial Inequality

Open to All: People of Color and White Allies Groups

The purpose of these meetings is to create a safe and brave space for honest conversations about race. Held monthly, this gathering is an open forum facilitated by the organizers with prompts for reflection, sharing, and discussion on the issues of race within our community and society.

The gathering is structured on shared, consensual community agreements where we meet both separately in affinity groups, which are self-identified People of Color and White Allies, and together as a unified community. Through sitting practice, dyads, and group discussions, we examine our personal experience, habitual patterns, and assumptions. There will also be a discussion of dharma view and practices to work compassionately and skillfully with each other and through difficult conversations.

Schedule Includes:

  • Sitting Practice
  • Affinity Group Breakout Sessions
  • Community Sharing and Discussion
  • Aspirations and Conclusion

Meets Monthly | $10 suggested donation

For more information, please email Naoko.

For black, indigenous, and people of color members, please also click here

Next Meeting:

Monday November 18, 2019 at 7:00pm
“How To Be An Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi

Reading Group & Discussion

In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable / enlightened society. 

You can purchase the book or read an excerpt HERE. 

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