Accountability, Spirituality, and Living in the Tension

Are you a member of a liberal or progressive spiritual/religious organization invested in social justice?
Does the organization struggle when it comes to living out principles of racial justice?
Do you feel conflicted and/or confused when […]

Let’s Talk About Race!: A TEDx Talk by Shelly Tochluk

After three months of writing, practicing, and meditation designed to help me get over my phobia of video cameras, I finally delivered this talk. It highlights four strategies that help me stay grounded when navigating […]

“The First 30 Days of Trump” – Courage Against Racism

On February 25th, a panel discussion, “The First 30 Days of Trump,” will take place in Los Angeles as part of a Courage Against Racism program. I had a hard time saying yes to the […]

Community Concerns and Interests Survey

Please read and share! We need some info from you and yours via a 3-minute survey.

For the last 13 years, I have been blessed to be part of AWARE-LA, an organization that approaches anti-racism and […]

Unmasking Whiteness 2017 – Registration Open!

AWARE-LA will offer its 9th annual workshop series on building white anti-racist practice and community in an intensive 4-day institute designed specifically for white people from Thursday, July 27th through Sunday, July 30th, 2017. The […]

10 Strategies to Stay Engaged in Race Conversations

As we approach the holiday season, I thought it might be worthwhile to offer an excerpt from Living in the Tension (Chapter 2) that provides a set of 10 approaches that might be useful when […]