The Journey from Head to Heart

On Wednesday, June 3 we launched an Open Zoom series. These lightly facilitated, social calls are open to all and run from 10 am to 11 am weekly through the month of July.

Three folks attended our first Zoom call, and conversation focused primarily on racism. As white people we discussed how to overcome our own internalized white privilege, how to help other white folks be less harmful, and how to be authentic, repair, and heal. We talked about the role of trauma as a root cause of so much violence, and we talked about the death of the illusion of individuality and the myth of American exceptionalism.

A quote from the call:

“We need to make the journey from head to heart.”

A resource mentioned during the call: The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture

Our second Open Zoom included four callers, and we talked about a wide range of topics: raven fledgelings, the power of language, author Robin Wall Kimmerer, building resilient neighborhoods, examples of communities replacing police with community-led systems and strategies, and how to mount a more organized community response to white supremacy on South Whidbey Island.

A quote from the call:

“Language literally shapes our reality. Language is a metaphor for experience, and when we change those metaphors we change our experience.”

A resource mentioned during the call: Nature Needs a New Pronoun


Our next Open Zoom starts at 10 am Pacific Time on Wednesday, June 17. Email [email protected] for the link.

June 11, 2020

Social Justice

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  1. I’ll keep my eye on these. Often, the time does not work for me, but some days it might.

    1. Whidbey Institute says:

      Thanks Leckey!