Last Summer, we offered a series of free film clipsabout racism and its impact on our society. To this day we hear how deeply the clips supported meaningful and nuanced conversations.
To continue to support your conversations, today we launch the Summer of #JusticeandHealingNOW! In the coming weeks we'll be offering free film clips on JUSTICE and HEALING,right to your inbox each week.
The clips are from our upcoming film (coming in 2017) and explore:
How do you define the meaning of justice?
Why is addressing trauma such an important component of justice?
How do our current structures create disproportionate outcomes for people, young people in particular of color as well as the poor and disenfranchised?
Why and how do our current structures need to be changed if we want to ensure that children are treated well?
The world is crying out for healing - healing of inequitable actions and of unfair, unjust systems. And, equally important, the world is crying out for the deep internal healingthat allows us to more effectively come together to educate, organize and work towards a world that works for everyone. In community we can heal, support and renew while sharing the analytical tools and facts that allow us to be effective.
At World Trust, for the last 20 plus years, we've found our films to be effective pathways to building community and capacities for working towards racial equity. Watching films and clips allows individuals to simultaneously self-reflect and learn while offering a common touchstone for conversations with others to discuss our deepest needs, hopes and strategies for creating a more just world.
This summer we hope these film clips from our upcoming film will move, inspire, and invite you to engage in conversations with others - family members, friends, colleagues and community members. Feel free to share the clips as widely as you wish. We also will be #ConnectingGoodWork by featuring some like-minded organizations that work for an end to cycles of pain and suffering via our Facebook page. We can't wait to connect with you in the coming weeks!
Watch this clip, ask yourself the questions we offer, share this with your community and have a conversation that may lead to meaningful connection and change:
1. What is your response to the short clips you have viewed. What are your thoughts and feelings?
2. What conversation might you have regarding some internally driven step(s) you might take in terms of expanding yours and others beliefs, understanding and/or skill sets in terms of healing, analysis and movement towards furthering racial equity? Another way to approach this is to develop and explore new strategic questions for yourself and other?
3. What external actions might facilitate more equitable outcomes in terms of institutional or structural changes that would?