SIDEBAR-COMMUNITY

Racial Justice/Decolonization Resources

Must read/listen
Decentering Whiteness Jeff Hitchcock and Charlie Flint
Why do White people insist that race doesn’t matter? What it means to be white? Robin DiAngelo
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
On making talking about race our work Ken Hardy
This is what reparations could actually look like in America Chuck Collins
White people are noticing something new: their own whiteness Emily Bazelon
Getting called out: How to apologize Chesca Leigh
Color of Fear: What it Means to be American Lee Mun Wah
The scientific way to train white people to stop being racist Katherine Kirkinas and Sarah Birdsong
The sweet lull of white supremacy, or why white people hate to be called white Irna L. Landrum
Checking yourself Rega Jha and Tommy Wesely
How privileged are you? Rain Valdez and BFMP
The case for reparations Ta-Nehisi Coates
Why People of Color need space without White people Kelsey Blackwell

Books
Me and White Supremacy Layla Saad
White Fragility Robin DiAngelo
So you want to talk about race Ijeoma Oluo
How to be an anti-racist Ibram X. Kendi
My Grandmother’s hands Resmaa Menakem
Mindful of Race Ruth King
Radical Dharma Reverend Kyodo Williams

Education and Trainings
Stronghold with Karena Montag and Claire Whitmer
Education for racial equity with Robin DiAngelo
Racial Sensitivity Training/ The Eikenberg Institute with Ken Hardy
Untraining White Liberal Racism

Community in Motion

Soul Motion® – A conscious dance created by Vinn Marti
Spiritweaves – 5 Rhythms and Soul Motion® with Michael and Anneli Molin- Skelton
Ecstatic Dance LA – Every first and third Sunday freeform dance in Los Angeles
Generative Somatics – A deep, pragmatic, and actionable approach to embodied transformation
Destiny Arts – Inspiring and igniting social change through the arts in Oakland, CA
Soul Sanctuary Dance – Freestyle Community Dance in Berkeley
Tamalpa Institute – Movement based expressive arts education and therapy.
Just Movements – Weaving together practices of DanceAbility® and Soul Motion®
Open Floor– Open Floor movement practice
Studio M – Pilates and Gyrotonic Trainers in Sonoma County
Honeyroot – Embodiment retreats and educational programs
PLACE – A volunteer run community hub that fosters regenerative living practices
Basomo – Bay Area Soul Motion Collective
Blindfolded Contact Improv – Surrendering to our inner sight
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists – Home of our dance floor in Berkeley

Retreat Centers ~ Paradises on Earth ~

Harbin Hot Springs – One of the oldest and most beautiful hot springs in Middletown, California.
Esalen Institute
– Retreat center blessed by hot mineral springs in Big Sur, California.
Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco
Amma Ashram in San Ramon, California
Spirit Rock – Meditation Center in Woodacre, California
Dharmata Foundation – Buddhist Meditation with  Anam Thubten in Point Richmond, California.
Loterie Farm – Private Nature Reserve in St Martin, FWI
River’s Bend Retreat Center in Philo, California

Our Gifted Teachers, Healers, Artists, and Practitioners

Joseph Acquah – Asian medicine and acupuncture
Atasiea – Massage, energy healing, channeling, readings, yoga
Clare Cusack – Spiritual advice and intuitive healing
Cat Caruso – Integrative Health Practice
Laura Centorrino – healer and guide dedicated to transformation and growth
X Razma – Bodywork, photography, costume, community care
Dominique Cowling – trauma informed meditation, yoga, support groups and eco-therapy inspired sessions; supports survivors to transform violence into opportunities of healing, connection and liberation
Hahnemann Clinic Point Richmond – Both Roger Morrison, MD and Nancy Herrick, PA specialize in homeopathic treatment.
Leonard Jacobson – Conscious Living Foundation
The Life Studio Sausalito – Chiropractor Dr Colleen Lindstrom
East Bay Acupuncture & Natural Medicine – Dr Sean Hall
Into the Zone – Meditation, Spiritual Coaching, and Meeting Facilitation with Charlie Rebich
Karina Louise Photography – Oakland based photographer
Black Sheep Photography by Kenya – Marin based photographer
Berkeley Acupuncture Project – Community acupuncture in the heart of Berkeley