This blog by David Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on mindful activism, written back in February, seems ever more relevant after the past week’s events.
“Mindful activism means shining a light on unjust systems and putting ourselves on the line in order to transform society on behalf of others (making “kin,” in Haraway’s thought). It should also be said that no activist ever works from a place of pure innocence: in this system of global capital, built on centuries of exploitation, no one stands on solid ground, least of all the white, male educated elites like myself. But to speak from a place of privilege, to risk hypocrisy and ridicule, is better by leaps and bounds than to hold silent, to ignore the suffering on display everywhere…”
Read the full blog here.