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Black Well-Being

Though many minority groups face discrimination and bigotry, certain patterns of intergenerational trauma, othering, and colorism are unique to the Black community within the US, which undergoes the constant stress of racial discrimination, police violence, health-care biases, and generations of economic injustice—among many other systemic stressors. Social pressure and cultural messaging can have a great impact on our feelings of self-worth and can make us struggle with self-acceptance. Everyone has the right to live a vibrant life in their full identity, and the struggle for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being can find support from those who understand and validate the complexities, nuance, pain, and joy of the community’s lived experiences. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

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Collective Trauma and the Stress of Racism

The stress of ongoing, systemic racism is mentally and physically traumatizing Black individuals and their communities.

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Toni Morrison Interview on Woman.Life.Song with Clarissa Pinkola Estes and Others

A conversation with Jessye Norman, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Toni Morrison, and Judith Weir about Weir’s “woman.life.song,” a collaborative effort to express universal experiences of womanhood.

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Queen Afua Gives Her Road Map to Wellness

Queen Afua is an initiate of the Shrine of Ptah and Chief Priestess of Purification in the temple of Nebt-Het, and ancient Afrakan Order. She is also a Khamitic (Egyptian) priestess, yoga teacher, natural healer, and lay midwife.

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Resetting with Resmaa

An hour of restoration and resilience with Resmaa Menakem, author of 'My Grandmother's Hands', to mindfully mend our hearts and bodies.

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Disrupting White Supremacy: Seeking Justice, Caring for Community: Preparing for the Days Ahead

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, in partnership with the Minnesota Council of Churches and the Minnesota Conference of the UCC, hosted a virtual public conversation in preparation for the trials of the former police officers charged in George Floyd’s death.

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Black and Buddhist Summit- Dr. Larry Ward and Pamela Ayo Yetunde, JD, ThD: America's Racial Karma

Join summit host Ayo Yetunde for this profound interview with Dr. Larry Ward, a senior dharma teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and cofounder of the Lotus Institute.

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It's Up to Us: Investing in Local Solutions—Nia Evans, Jessica Norwood, Jenny Kassan

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Amanda Gorman reads inauguration poem, 'The Hill We Climb'

Amanda Gorman, a 22-year-old poet, read an original work at President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

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