On Day 82 I wrote about navigating through the issues based on focused goals, especially for oneself and one’s community and as support for those calling for change, the ones who need to lead the way.
Educate yourself is one such call for change.
The Oklahoma State University Writing Project, a National Writing Project site, worked this year to reconcile the lack of teaching and understanding about the Tulsa Race Massacre, a horrific event that was not even taught in Oklahoma schools until 2001. Working with students and teachers, their project centered around research and projects for others to apply to understand the why, to navigate through the past to change our future for the better. Read about the project here: Overcoming a Culture of Silence
In Seattle, the Seattle Public Library worked with community members to create this page:
According to Black Lives Matter, Restorative Justice means
- We are committed to collectively, lovingly and courageously working vigorously for freedom and justice for Black people and, by extension all people. As we forge our path, we intentionally build and nurture a beloved community that is bonded together through a beautiful struggle that is restorative, not depleting.
For more ideas for social action in your community, see the Black Lives Matter Resources page.
These are ways every community can take action to support those calling for systemic change in understanding each other and incorporating restorative justice into our lives.
What small step could you take so we become a United States of Americans, where every person is safe and successful?
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Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker