We at Cabrillo Festival stand with our brothers and sisters across this nation who have stepped forward to say “NO MORE HATE!” We commit today to denying racism a foothold in our organization, to listening well to our communities, and to undertaking a fierce attitude of self-reflection and informed action, as manifested in our art form. Systemic change begins within, so let it begin within each of us. read our June 1 message here…
As we continue our individual and collective anti-racist journeys, we are finding this growing list of resources helpful in deepening our conversations and rising consciousness:
Talking About Race (National Museum of African American History & Culture)
Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. NMAHH provides tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation. This process of understanding and talking about race begins by learning where you are on your own journey. The starting point is different for each and every individual. It is informed by how you see yourself and how you’re seen by others. Add in all your unique experiences in addition to factors like place, family history and community, and the starting point will differ for every person. Each of our paths will be different based on who we are and how we got here.
On Being Podcast: “Notice the Rage, Notice the Silence.”
The best laws and diversity training have not gotten us anywhere near where we want to go. Therapist and trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem is working with old wisdom and very new science about our bodies and nervous systems, and all we condense into the word “race.” In this heartbreaking moment, after the killing of George Floyd and the history it carries, Resmaa Menakem’s practices offer us the beginning to change at a cellular level.
SCCCCOR is a grassroots organization founded to address structural racism as the the root cause of racial inequity in Santa Cruz County.
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History’s Black Lives Matter Resource Guide