Our Programs Manager caught part of a powerful speech last evening at Alliance for Gun Responsibility Foundations Call to Action Event. His truth reaffirmed our need to hold space for our community to heal from Internalized Anti-Blackness. When we hurt one of ours we hurt our community. When we heal ourselves and Denormalizing self inflicted violence we heal our world. Abundance of Hope Center Denormalizing Violence Series mission is to #StartConversation #HealCommunity #ShiftCulture #SelfLove #AofH #FaceofHope #hope #thisisus #therevolutionisnow #denormalizingviolence #healing #internalizedantiblackness #action #antiblacknesshealing #seattle #community #blackhistory
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Literally all I am asking you people for is to understand this(pics in the post)! And act on it, have it in mind when you tell someone they are expressing their pain in a „wrong“ way. The next time you feel attacked because you are not included ask yourself „what is my privilege in this situation?“ and then react with empathy not criticism. (I for example have the privilege of being light skinned and don’t face the same discrimination like a darker skinned person.) The only reason I am speaking about politics now is because I am sick of being silent and ignorant. Problems don’t go away by ignoring them. And by being a silent observer you can learn a lot yes, but at some point you become part of the problem if you never speak up for yourself or others. I am addressing my issues with internalized anti blackness. No more silence from my side. #whiteprivilege #beaware #colorism #racism #justice #speakup #internalizedantiblackness
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On the last day of Finals at Roosevelt University, I decided to walk around the Near North Side, which included the Streeterville neighborhood as well as the Cabrini Green neighborhood, which has been recently gentrifying... #chicago #nearnorthside #streeterville #cabrinigreen #gentrification #lutheranchurch #housingprojects #poverty #lovethyneighbor #lovenothate #getoutside #internalizedantiblackness #nomore #takerisks
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