The nature of a Sangha is to be inclusive and, we believe, to actively work toward equality. To that end, we have collected some resources which you may find useful. This page will continue to be updated as we discover more media.
“A sangha is a community of friends practicing the dharma together in order to bring about and to maintain awareness. The essence of a sangha is awareness, understanding, acceptance, harmony and love. When you do not see these in a community, it is not a true sangha, and you should have the courage to say so. But when you find these elements are present in a community, you know that you have the happiness and fortune of being in a real sangha.” (https://www.lionsroar.com/the-practice-of-sangha/)
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
- ”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh
- 21 Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge
- “White Fragility”, a video wherein University of Washington professor Dr. Robin DiAngelo reads from her book “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” explains the phenomenon, and discusses how white people can develop their capacity to engage more constructively across race.
- Dear White People, 6 Guidelines for Impactful Actions in Support of the Black Community
- The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture, a list of characteristics of white supremacy culture which show up in our organizations.
- The Color of Fear, a very relevant 1990s documentary about a group of diverse men discussing race.
- Scene on the Radio, a podcast w/ 30-40 min episodes that explores the making of whiteness in this country.
- My Grandmother’s Hands, a book on Racialized Trauma and the Pathways to Mending our Hearts and Bodies
- So You Want to Talk About Race In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America.
- The 1619 Project, an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.
- Information on Racial Profiling explains the definition of Racial Profiling and the effects it has on society. This is part of a website devoted to education on the topic of police brutality which offers advice and support for those who may have experienced it.