"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
We encourage the Akimbo community to join us in honoring his legacy.
If you feel the impacts of racial injustice on a regular basis, we hope you can find some space to breathe and take care of yourself.
If you’re unfamiliar with or don’t experience the impacts of systemic racism, we hope you’ll reflect on how issues of racial injustice affect your community and how to most effectively use your voice to help make change.
We’ve compiled a list of resources recommended by the Akimbo community:
Self-care practices and healing meditations
- Emotional Emancipation Circle: A bi-weekly virtual space for black folx to process racial stress and learn tools for emotional wellness.
- Re-centering in Times of Uncertainty meditation: for re-centering in times of fear, chaos, and uncertainty.
- On Being Podcast episode with angel Kyodo williams: The World Is Our Field of Practice, “an invitation to imagine and nourish the transformative potential of this moment — toward human wholeness.”
- My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem and The Five Anchors practice: anchor yourself to the present and most importantly, your body.
- Beautiful Chorus, high frequency love music to stir the joys of our innermost selves.
- Anti-racism daily: A daily newsletter by Nicole Cardoza focusing on daily actions to dismantle white supremacy.
- Jennifer Brown Consulting Weekly Community Calls: Weekly one hour call with diverse leaders sharing how to lead inclusively through times of crisis.
- Equity In The Center's: Building a Race Equity Culture: Provides insights, tactics, and best practices to shift organizational culture and operationalize equity.
- NPR’s Podcast CODESWITCH: Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on.
- Oakland Freedom Theater’s Dismantling Whiteness Show: explore what whiteness means and how we can show up more effectively for anti-racism.
We hope one of the resources helps you.
To end, another quote from Dr. King:
"we cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back."
We’re here with you in this work.