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  • Lovern posted an update 6 months ago

    Heelers…I am being completely transparent as a woman of color and saying to you that the past week has been trying, traumatic and downright depleting. When doing the work of awareness against domestic violence, I am often reminded that if we never said anything against it, no other person would be educated/enlightened/encouraged by our voices.
    It is the same thing with racism. There are folks who want to help, but do not know where to begin, but can if you give them permission to speak up. If you feel inclined this week, take a look at this list of 5 things that can be used as a start for you and/as a call to action to your peers:
    https://medium.com/@surj_action/5-ways-white-people-can-take-action-in-response-to-white-and-state-sanctioned-violence-2bb907ba5277

    If you want to stick with just the heeling challenge, that is completely ok too! This week I would like us to focus on one of the things victims have to deal with when they decide to leave an abusive relationship and seek shelter or somewhere else for their safety. What would you take at a moment’s notice, can you name 2 items you would take with you if you had time to?

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