Profit in anti-racism, and why the workshop series is free

By |February 1st, 2010|

The question arose the minute the Witnessing Whiteness Workshop Series was posted and people started receiving the announcement. Why are you giving it away? You should be charging for this!Not everyone responds in this fashion. Friends in racial justice work are far more surprised than opposed. They recognize that all-too-often important resources are priced out […]

Mama’s Tamales – Beautiful Community Support

By |January 26th, 2010|

When we think about how businesses can really serve people, this is what should come to mind. What a beautiful example of people supporting one another. 3 minute video. Watch it and be inspired! Then, pass it on to others.Mama’s Tamales helps homeless people start their own businesses.I should also disclose that I am proud […]

Witnessing – Second Edition and Workshop Series

By |January 17th, 2010|

Announcing two new resources to support diversity and racial justice initiatives. More information at Just Released – WITNESSING WHITENESS: THE NEED TO TALK ABOUT RACE AND HOW TO DO IT, 2nd edition, by Shelly TochlukThis new edition, revised for a general audience, offers a comprehensive look at why white people need to pay attention […]

Bail for Alex Sanchez!

By |January 14th, 2010|

It can take a long time, but sometimes moving through the system and keeping hope and faith alive brings great results! Alex Sanchez was granted bail yesterday.This will allow him to remain close to his family while he prepares for the trial, which will begin in October. (His family lost their home in all of […]

Justice for Alex Sanchez?

By |January 12th, 2010|

I went to my first bail hearing the other day. What drew me to this one is that I know the man charged with multiple serious counts, including conspiracy to commit murder. I don’t believe the charges for a second. I have a letter on file with court expressing this opinion and my understanding of […]

Sonoma, AZ – Sweat Lodge – James Arthur Ray

By |January 5th, 2010|

New shoots sprang up in the meadow the first day I entered the sweat lodge. The evening was crisp, hawks hung on the breeze, and the fire crackled. A peace I’d not known previously settled upon me as I waited, watching. The elder prepared the prayer ties, arranged objects on the alter, and filled the […]

Tread Carefully Arizona – Endangering Immigrants, Endangering Ourselves

By |November 1st, 2009|

Here we have it, reason enough that law enforcement and immigration officials should NOT work together in a way that makes undocumented people in our cities fear the police. This is a warning to all those in Arizona who are about to make life extremely dangerous for those in their state.(Note: the position that law […]

Confronting our Fear, Inspiring Others

By |November 1st, 2009|

What do you do when someone does something that requires critique?Do you:a. Keep your mouth shut so you avoid risking the relationshipb. Say what you need to say, as directly as possible, not worrying about the person’s feelings, and risking that the person may no longer wish to associate with you furtherc. Work to find […]

Drowning in the Work

By |November 1st, 2009|

Close to two months since my last post and I have a list of things that could be, should be, said. What happened? I became inundated with the work. This wasn’t really surprising, as I saw it coming. In fact, the truth is that I invited it. For a few months I decided to do […]

Dialogues on race in 8 minutes

By |September 6th, 2009|

I’m a single, white woman in my thirties. For me this means I regularly take part in various forms of social/dating rituals: blind dates, internet connections, meet up groups, and most recently…speed dating. In the last several years, as my voice on white identity and racism has strengthened, […]