PUBLIC SITS FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
"A settled body enables you to harmonize and connect with other bodies around you, while encouraging those bodies to settle as well. Gather together a large group of unsettled bodies - or assemble a group of bodies and then unsettle them - and you get a mob or a riot. But bring a large group of settled bodies together and you have a potential movement - and a potential force for tremendous good in the world."
-Resmaa Menakem "My Grandmother's Hands"
DHARMA & JUSTICE
We have held public sits in conjunction with and/or response to events such as Juneteenth, violence against Asian-Americans, deportations of Haitian asylum seekers (as seen in these images here on this page).
Through the practice of meditation out in the open,
Every Public Sit is an opportunity for us to gather as a collective, and sit together in meditation to simply slow down, breathe and reflect on what is happening in our midst - social injustices and oppression. It is that simple practice of touching in, feeling the breath, and acknowledging what is present.
In the wake of the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, we began holding monthly public sits for racial justice in July 2020. By combining our practice of meditation with the principles of non-violent direct action, we have held these public sits in an outdoor, visible and public space in order to bring attention and awareness to the ongoing issues of racial justice. While we have continued to meet in affinity groups to “do the work” in caucus, we still come together monthly as a mixed-group collective, open to all, for the Public Sit.
Join us in making a real difference.