Space between stories, worlds

I’ve been broken by the latest calamity, the verification of the remains of 215 Native children on the grounds of what was a residential school in British Columbia. More tragic is knowing hundreds of other Indigenous children died, or were killed, in these institutions of forced assimilation in the lands called Canada and the UnitedContinue reading “Space between stories, worlds”

TO END RACIAL CAPITALISM, WE WILL NEED TO TAKE ON POLICING

When I joked with a friend about running, he said the only running he would be doing was from the police. Sadly, he was serious. LANDBACK and Mutual Aid work to abolish the status quo of colonial, or racial capitalism, and white supremacy. This quote is by a good friend of mine, who introduced meContinue reading “TO END RACIAL CAPITALISM, WE WILL NEED TO TAKE ON POLICING”

Moral Injury

I’ve been praying and writing about this unsettled time for me. I know there are other members of my Quaker faith community who also feel this way. As I try to explain here, Spiritual discernment to leave Quakers, I was led to temporarily distance myself from Quakers. I didn’t have a clear understanding of whyContinue reading “Moral Injury”

LANDBACK Friends

What is Land Back? Introduction to LANDBACK Land • Back noun. The ongoing movement to return land to the stewardship of Indigenous peoples Beyond its explicit demand, landback is about transforming settler-colonial relationships to land; restoring the language, culture and sovereignty of tribal communities; and dismantling white supremacy. Landback is part of a larger movement toward decolonizationContinue reading “LANDBACK Friends”

Time for a reset

The Spirit tells me it is time for a reset. My whole life I have tried to protect Mother Earth. Live without a car, live in small apartments, protect the water. Protect us from pipelines and other fossil fuel projects. Organize nonviolent direct actions. I learned what I could about the many atrocities related toContinue reading “Time for a reset”

Read and sign the Epistle

An Epistle to Friends Regarding Community, Mutual Aid and LANDBACK Dear Friends, The measure of a community is how the needs of its people are met. No one should go hungry, or without shelter or healthcare. Yet in this country known as the United States millions struggle to survive. The capitalist economic system creates hunger,Continue reading “Read and sign the Epistle”