December 2, 2012

THIS “Law’s Middle Way: Mindfulness and Restorative Justice” talk at the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at UC Berkeley Law School by my courageous, compassionate, and honest Sister Survivor, Sister Healer, Sister Activist, *AND* Dharma Sister Sujatha Baliga resonated with me on a very deep level.

November 11, 2011
"On the close of Veterans Day, I celebrate and salute Michael Simmons, my father/comrade/friend, for taking a principled and humane stand against violence and war. This resulted in his serving 30-months in prison for his conscientious objection to the American War in Vietnam (September 1969 through March 1971)” ~ Aishah Shahidah Simmons"

Click Here to Read  ”A Black Man Fights the Draft.”

Raday Salon

October 9, 2011
"…So no, I am not Troy Davis. I am not a slut. I am not an occupier of Wall Street or any street. The fights are my fights, but the current methods and analyses are not mine. I cannot sit by and listen to people debate the efficacy of the death penalty without understanding that it is the larger complex of incarceration and the “elementary-to-penitentiary” path that tracks and traps Black and Latino youth by design. I am done with the handwringing and “white lady tears” of so many white women who keep defending racist approaches and actions and, at times, respond with violence when confronted and challenged. Such behavior only reinforces the fact that these movement spaces as they are currently defined are not safe…”
~ Stephanie Gilmore, from “Am I Troy Davis? A Slut?; or, What’s Troubling Me about the Absence of Reflexivity in Movements that Proclaim Solidarity” ~"


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