By Dr. Shariff Abdullah, author and advocate for inclusivity and societal transformation

A few weeks ago, I was talking to my eldest daughter, who was anxiously awaiting news that her child (my eldest grandson) had made it safely back to his college campus from the George Floyd demonstrations in Atlanta. 

Here we are, 50 years since the societal upheavals of the 1960s in this country, and black parents are still fearful for the safety of their black children.

A disease festers in the heart of America. It’s been there since before the founding of our society. Its shadow falls across the face of the world. The disease persists, because we keep focusing on surface symptoms, and not the underlying disease itself. 

Those acquainted with The Shift Network are familiar with the language of consciousness, energy, and transformation. However, beyond using these concepts for personal gain (like manifesting money, a mate, or a parking space), our transcendent knowledge seems to fail us. We don’t have much to say about how to use energy and consciousness for societal transformation. 

This must change. It’s time to step into our societal selves. It’s time to apply what we’ve learned on a personal level to our societal challenges. And racism is an ever-present, deep-rooted presenting symptom.

A “presenting symptom.” NOT the problem itself. Being “anti-racist” is like the person with lung cancer being “anti-coughing.” Being “anti-“ anything just makes what you oppose stronger. We KNOW this. Now, it’s time for us all to start APPLYING it. 

Responding to racism with anger, fear, and violence (or denial, empty gestures, and fad workshops) is like fighting shadows with more shadows, like fighting a raging fire with gasoline. We know better and can do better than this. We can and we will learn how to shine the Light. 

In this time of the dissolution of the caterpillar, who is holding the pattern of our societal butterfly? Who holds the pattern of a new, inclusive, and compassionate society? Not the leaders of the toxic, dysfunctional status quo. Not the extremists of the Left or the Right. Definitely not the media, who fuel our fears, confusions, and separations to sell advertising space.

We need visionary, compassionate LEADERSHIP… not empty slogans, silly gestures, or meaningless photo ops. That leadership has to be… YOU.

 


EDITOR’S NOTE: “The Master Key” by Robert Peng, a featured speaker in The Shift Network’s 2019 Qigong Global Summit, is one of the most profoundly important books I’ve ever read. I can say that it’s life-changing with complete confidence, because it changed my life before I even finished reading it. I was so impressed with this book that we are serializing the section called “One Hundred Days of Darkness and Light” in future issues of Catalyst. You can read the eighteenth installment (as well as the previous ones) here.
— Phil Bolsta
 


The uplifting stories in this issue’s “The Nicest Thing” section come from Aliah MaJon, a self-described architect of social evolution, and The Shift Network’s own Lisa Bonnice.

Look for stories from other members of the Shift Team in future issues. We look forward to having you get to know us better!


 

 

Finally, we’d love to hear your answer to the question, What have you learned over the last 6 weeks that shifted your understanding of what it means to be Black in America and around the world? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.
 


I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
 

 

Racial Healing: Beyond the Concept to Creating a Blueprint Together
By Aliah MaJon, an architect of social evolution

Racial healing? What exactly are the possibilities of this phrase, this promise, still tentative and quite uncertain, that people are beginning to speaking about out loud, as well as whisper about in their prayers; in our collective prayers? Could it be true that something so glorious as genuine “Racial Healing” is really within our reach, the incredible gift of sustainable repair and the permanent release of our sad state of affairs regarding racial differences. To read more, click here.

 

Perfect Storm: Covid-19 America and Black Lives
Text and photos by Davidione Pearl

Our nation has now reached what has come to be the single-most significant crossroad to bear since the turbulent 1960s. What we are witnessing as a country is a notorious accumulation of sordid socio-economic affairs that rests upon a once organized landscape of historic inequity and dismissal that has collided headfirst into a pandemic of near biblical proportion. To read more, click here.

Click here to watch Davidione’s Summer of Peace Facebook Live interview in which he shares a brief overview of the history of social injustice that led to the current protests, and outlines ideas on how we can move forward together.

 

The Racism/Patriarchy Connection And How We Work To Address Them Both
By Karin Swann

But even amidst the promise that something positive might surface from the heart-wrenching death of George Floyd, something else that’s central to what is happening is not being talked about. Something so obvious, so visible, yet so internalized in most of us that we don’t even think to mention it: that is, that the violence enacted by police officers against black Americans is exclusively perpetrated by white men. To read more, click here.

 

Walking With Shawn
By Yasmin Amer

  
Shawn Dromgoole, 29, next to his mother Lynetra Dunn during an organized neighborhood walk.
 
  

EXCERPT: Behind that frustration was real fear, especially after the murder of 25-year-old jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. Shawn couldn't help but think how it could've been him. His fear became crippling. He was too nervous to go outside. "I wanted to go on a walk and I couldn't. I couldn't make it past the front porch. I went back in the house and closed the door," Shawn said. "I’m my mama’s only son. I can't risk her losing me. Who's gonna take care of my mom if I'm gone?"

Then, in late May, Shawn shared how he felt on social media. He said that as a 29-year-old, 250-pound black man, he was afraid to walk in his own neighborhood. To his surprise, a lot of neighbors responded. Many asked if they could walk with him. He didn't think much of it and instead made plans to meet up and walk with a mentor who lives nearby. But when he showed up to meet her, he saw 75 other people waiting for him. To read more of this heartwarming story, click here.

To watch Shawn Dromgoole and his mother being interviewed on Kelly Clarkson’s talk show, click here.

For a powerful example of how important it is for white allies to speak up and call out racist language and attitudes, click here to hear British author Paul Scanlon’s story about the time he interrupted a racist joke at a table of white people and the lessons he drew from it.

 

The Sheer Brutality That Black and Native Men Face
By Angelique EagleWoman
Published in Indian Country Today

From the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade, Europeans did not believe that Black lives mattered. Historic sources demonstrate genocidal efforts to eliminate and enslave Native peoples since the landing of Christopher Columbus. As Native peoples were killed by Europeans, died from contracting European diseases, or engaged in mass suicide, the Atlantic slave trade was started to capture African people and force them to do the labor of White plantation owners on stolen Native lands. To read more, click here.

 

 The Shift Network's Anti-Racism Activities

We are committed to a process of learning and growing to ensure that we deepen our own cultural humility and heighten the awareness of our staff members around the issue of racial justice, which in turn impacts our programming. As we learn, we continue to refine our processes and offerings to be fully aligned with our intentions. Here are some steps we’ve been taking as a company to uplift BIPOC voices and support key organizations whose mission is to transform racism. Click here to read more.

Click here for educational resources that speak to racial justice and healing.

 

Anatomy of Delusion: How Otherwise Conscious People Descended into the Darkness
By Stephen Dinan, founder and CEO of The Shift Network

If you’re like many of my friends, colleagues and allies, you’ve been baffled by the number of otherwise conscious people who have begun spouting extreme conspiracy memes, joining the anti-mask rebellion, or attacking people for the sin of watching CNN. 

“I thought I knew these people?” you might think. “How in the world did that person go from promoting detox regimens to calling the worst pandemic of our lives a hoax?” You might find yourself unfriending people on Facebook and writing off people you once respected. It’s frankly been painful. To read more, click here.

 

Is COVID-19 Payback for Neglecting Our Health and Environment?
By Ellen Moyer

If we can put this disaster in perspective and learn from it, the COVID-19 pandemic could propel us into the next stage of human development. The abrupt upheaval caused by the pandemic provides a preview of what’s to come if we don’t face facts, change course and demand action. To read more, click here.

 

How to Navigate Lockdown/Quarantine Time As an Underworld Journey
By Caolyn Elliott

All she wants to do is to find her way home, to the normal world she knew and loved. But it's not easy — in the underworld, she finds herself under attack — she has to battle, scheme, strategize, use her raw wits to maneuver. Just like you may now have to use your finest wits to find toilet paper ;) To read more, click here.

 

The Master Key
By Robert Peng, a featured speaker in The Shift Network’s 2019 Qigong Global Summit

It's 1972 in the industrial city of Xiangtan, China. A frail child with a heart condition sneaks into a hotel boiler room and befriends the elderly yet vibrant attendant, who eventually reveals his true identity as a revered Qigong master. He heals the boy and, for the next 13 years, secretly teaches him the keys to unlocking the spiritual and healing dimensions of the Life Force.

It sounds like a modern-day fable, but the story is true. And with The Master Key, that grateful student, Robert Peng, invites all of us to enter the next chapter of this empowering path. Here, Master Peng brings together the unique insights of his teacher with the moving account of his own journey.

Click here to read the eighteenth installment (as well as all the previous installments) of this profoundly moving book.

 

Would you like to join The Shift Network team?

We are seeking a unique and talented individual for an important position at The Shift Network.

As Chief Inclusion Officer, you will champion, promote, and guide the company’s inclusion and diversity initiatives across our growing global footprint in a way that is unique and authentic to The Shift Network.

If you're inspired and passionate about joining our team, please click here for more information about this position. The Shift Network is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal-opportunity employer.

 

In this special video series, prominent authors, speakers, thought leaders, and others answer the question, “What is the nicest thing a non-family member has ever done for you?

Aliah MaJon's Story
An architect of social evolution

EXCERPT: And so I went home and I called Eric and I said, "Well, the interview went really well. I think they liked me a lot. And they didn't say yes, but they didn't say no either." And Eric said, "Okay, just hold the vision in your heart that the service that you want to provide, that you and I have been talking about for a year, is going to come to pass.”

To watch the video and read the transcript of Aliah’s 9-minute story about her mentor and friend, click here.

 

Lisa Bonnice's Story
Program host for The Shift Network

EXCERPT: Anyway, my few minutes were quickly over and I went back to the conference, which was already in progress. And I was on cloud nine already when Neale made a point to track me down and find me out of all those people to tell me that he'd been flipping through the book and he just absolutely loved it. He went on and on about it, that he'd never seen anything like it and he wanted to do whatever he could to help me get it out there. And he gave me his contact information, his phone number and email address, and offered to write a foreword for the next edition.

To watch the video and read the transcript of Lisa’s 6-minute story about her dream encounter with a famous author, click here.

 

If you missed any “Nicest Thing” stories, you can catch up on all of them here.

 

"Advanced Kundalini Shakti Initiation" Facebook Live Q&A with Raja Choudhury

Would you like to access bliss consciousness and evolve into a more beautiful, radiant soul? Spiritual teacher, speaker, and filmmaker Raja Choudhury will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Tuesday, July 21, at 10:00am Pacific to share how you can work with Kundalini Shakti for healing, vitality, success, and true inner peace in a time of unrest and uncertainty. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

 

"Awaken & Rebalance Yourself & Our World Through Feminine Alchemy" Facebook Live Q&A with Ariel Spilsbury

Would you like to empower yourself and shift our world? Renowned author, priestess, and unconventional initiator Ariel Spilsbury will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, July 22, at 3:00pm Pacific to share how you can shed millennia of masculine conditioning and rediscover the depths, magic, and sacred irreverence of the Divine Feminine. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.

 

Your Voice:

We want to know: What have you learned over the last 6 weeks that shifted your understanding of what it means to be Black in America and around the world? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.

 

There’s No Scientific Basis for Race — It's a Made-Up Label
It's been used to define and separate people for millennia. But the concept of race is not grounded in genetics.
By Elizabeth Kolbert for National Geographic

Today [Dr. Samuel] Morton is known as the father of scientific racism. So many of the horrors of the past few centuries can be traced to the idea that one race is inferior to another that a tour of his collection is a haunting experience. To an uncomfortable degree we still live with Morton’s legacy: Racial distinctions continue to shape our politics, our neighborhoods, and our sense of self. This is the case even though what science actually has to tell us about race is just the opposite of what Morton contended. To read more, click here.

 

Mayan Floral and Herbal Bath
A spiritual self-care ritual for cleansing negativity and trauma
By Dr. Gabrielle Francis

Mayan Spiritual Bathing is a practice used to remove spiritual illness or emotional blocks. This Mayan practice recognizes that disease can reside in the body or soul and that the causes of illness can be physical or spiritual in nature. Using sacred waters, herbs, flower essences, copal incense, prayer, and intention participants gain a liberation from emotional obstacles, clarity of mind, and feel uplifted in their spirit. To read more, click here.

 

Court Orders Dakota Access Pipeline to Shut Down
By Nelson Oliveira, New York Daily News

  
A federal judge on Monday, July 6, 2020, sided with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down until more environmental review is done. (Tom Stromme/AP)
 
  

The controversial Dakota Access pipeline will be forced to shut down after a federal court on Monday revoked a 2017 permit that had allowed the project to move forward, marking a stunning defeat for the Trump administration and a major win for Native American tribes. To read more, click here.

Click here to read a Rolling Stone article, The Standing Rock Generation Is Changing the World, featuring the reflections of a young man from Standing Rock on the Dakota Access Pipeline court decision.

Click here to watch a Democracy Now! interview with LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, an elder of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and founder of Sacred Stone Camp, where resistance in 2016 brought tens of thousands of people to oppose the pipeline’s construction on sacred lands. Also interviewed is Ojibwe lawyer Tara Houska, founder of the Giniw Collective. (Start watching at 15:42.)

 

Behind the Photo

Kelly Clarkson speaks with Samantha Francine, a woman whose life changed forever after she attended a Black Lives Matter protest in Montana. At the peaceful protest, Samantha was confronted by an angry man who shouted obscenities at her. Samantha's moment of courage and restraint was captured in a powerful photo that has been shared countless times. To watch the 6-minute interview, click here.

 

Cornel West: What It Means to Be Human
A talk at the University of Oregon in April 2019

Dr. Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University, published the book Race Matters in 1993 following the Los Angeles riots, which examined the crisis of black leadership in the United States. “We need to take a critical look at ‘We the People’ through the lens of these complicated issues and make connections about the deep questions of quality of life in this country,” he said. Click here to watch this 58-minute video.

 

Wake Up Everybody
Official music video

The official music video of "Wake Up Everybody" by Brandy, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Wyclef Jean, Musiq Soulchild, Ashanti, Babyface, Monica, Claudette Ortiz, Eve, Faith Evans, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Akon, Jamie Foxx, Jaheim, Floetry, Jon B, Keke Palmer, Marques Houston, Miri Ben-Ari, Nick Scotti, Omarion, Rev Run from the album 'Wake Up Everybody' (2004). To watch the video, click here.

 

There's Something in the Water
Film trailer

This film features deeply personal and political dialogue with women at the forefront of some of Nova Scotia’s most urgent environmental crises. Based on the book of the same name by Ingrid Waldron, There's Something in the Water explores the topic of environmental racism, poignantly shining a light on the Canadian government’s current and historical decisions to prioritize the profits of large corporations over the health of Indigenous and black communities. To watch the two-minute trailer, click here.

 

Please Join us for this FREE Shift Network 
Facebook Live Series
As we explore many facets of peace

Monday, July 13, 10:00am Pacific — Principles and Policies for Inner and Outer Peace with Jonathan Grandoff, an American lawyer, screenwriter and lecturer, widely known as President of the Global Security Institute.

Wednesday, July 15, 10:00am Pacific — Original Politics: Making America Sacred Again with Glenn Aparicio Parry, author of the Nautilus award-winning book, Original Thinking: A Radical Revisioning of Time, Humanity, and Nature (North Atlantic Books, 2015), and an educator, ecopsychologist, and political philosopher.

Friday, July 17, 5:00pm Pacific — What is Peace? with Jhody Polk, the Director of Community Justice at the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding and a 2018 Soros Justice Advocacy Fellow.

Monday, July 20, 10:00am Pacific — Amelie Trott and The Earth Watchers with Moyra Irving, children’s book author, member of the College of Healing, co-founder of the Centre for Spiritual Growth & Healing, and director of The Extra Guest.

Wednesday, July 22, 10:00am Pacific — Insights from a Youth Racial Justice Advocate with Jon-Luc McLean, a student at North Hampton Community College.

Shift Network invites you to join leadership from our staff to be part of the 2020 Great Radical Race Read, a 5-week, transnational collective reading and discussion practice to transform race one circle, one conversation, and one "radical read" at a time.

Shift is supporting the work of the Radical Dharma Movement Project to amplify this pivotal moment of reflection and reckoning by inviting the nation and beyond to join in the reading of one of five books that each provide fertile ground for discussion about race and the healing of racism

Shift Readers will be reading and discussing a powerful book called My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem.

Other amazing books that will be explored by other circles include Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation... Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You... The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness... and When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.

Here's the direct link to the Shift Readers team where you can register to join us — or to donate to support our fundraising efforts.

For more information, click here.

 

Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times: Powerful Tools to Cultivate Calm, Clarity, and Courage
A practical guide to surviving and thriving in a world gone mad
By Philip Goldberg

Do you ever feel torn between finding refuge and staying informed and engaged? Have you ever felt too stressed out to meditate? Too anxious to roll out your yoga mat or pray? The truth is, when the world gets chaotic and confounding, we need spiritual practice more than ever. That's when our souls need sustenance the most. That's when we really need to recharge and ground ourselves to take on the challenge.

This concise, compassionate guide will help you access the silent sanctuary within you. It's filled with practical tools that provide spiritual support at a moment's notice, in whatever time you have, with whatever attention you can spare. To read more, click here.

 

For several years, The Shift Network has hosted Indigenous leaders from around the world and invited them to share their sacred knowledge, rituals, and practices to guide us in a way of living that is sustainable, healthy, and just. We’re thus delighted that the Global Indigenous Wisdom Library makes this “virtual council” of leaders and their wisdom available for everyone, everywhere for free. The Global Indigenous Wisdom Library is a collection of audio and video interviews featuring Indigenous leaders from around the world sharing prayers, sacred songs, prophecies, spiritual teachings, and pathways to healing, as well as concrete examples for birthing a new era — one in which all members of the human family are treated with respect, understanding, compassion, and justice. This sacred wisdom is important medicine for us all.

The production of The Global Indigenous Wisdom Library is a gift from The Shift Network, designed to inspire, inform, and involve you by highlighting the voices and important messages of Indigenous leaders from around the world. We want to give a heartfelt thanks to Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. (“Brother Phil”) for his partnership in helping create this Indigenous Wisdom collection. And we thank all the speakers who have contributed to this body of knowledge. To discover more, click here.

 

World Peace Library. Designed for the layperson and professional peacebuilder alike, the World Peace Library has over 425 audio and video interviews with some of the most remarkable, inspiring peacebuilders in the world available to you at NO COST. You’ll find hundreds of hours of inspirational, peacebuilding, compassion-spreading talks and trainings at your fingertips with this FREE global resource. There’s no way you can’t come away from the World Peace Library deeply inspired, transformed — and part of the solution. Click here to find out how to take peace to the next level — and help co-create a global culture of peace that leaves a legacy of good for our children, our children’s children and all of humanity and life on earth.

 

Book by Stephen Dinan: Sacred America, Sacred World. Infused with visionary power, Sacred America, Sacred World is a manifesto for our country’s evolution that is both political and deeply spiritual. It offers profound hope that America can grow beyond our current challenges and manifest our noblest destiny, which the book shows is rooted in sacred principles that transcend left or right political views. To order your copy, click here.

 

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2020 Issue 16 • Jul 12

The Shift Catalyst is a bi-weekly ezine for conscious change, powered by The Shift Network.

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• Shift Network Update
• Racial Justice and Healing
• Navigating the Shutdown
• Profiles
• The Nicest Thing
• Facebook Live Q&As
• Featured Articles
• Featured Media
• Movement News
• Action of the Week
• Shift Spotlight
• Shift Impact
• Partner Spotlight
• Featured Artist
• Allies of the Shift
• Back Issues

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Read the articles in this issue as well as the last few issues and reflect on the ways that daily life is different and more challenging for people of color.

 

Ancestral Wisdom for Navigating Turbulent Times — A free video event with Rabbi Dr. Tirzah Firestone, author, Jungian psychotherapist, and founding rabbi of Congregation Nevei Kodesh. Gain healing insights into your trauma history and ancestral patterns to unveil your soul’s radiance and help heal our world. Wednesday, July 15, at 5:30pm Pacific

 

Reading Energy as a Medical Intuitive — A free video event with quantum healer, teacher, and author Mona Delfino. Learn how to use crystals, animals, and plants as conduits for healing your physical and spiritual immune systems — and deepening your healing work. Saturday, July 18, at 10:00am Pacific

 

Discover Somatic Dance for Emotional Alchemy — A free video event with Bernadette Pleasant, speaker, somatic healer, and creator of Femme! Be guided on an Emotional Tour — a somatic practice to release constricted emotions, calm your nervous system, and step more confidently into your authentic Self. Wednesday, July 22, at 5:30pm Pacific

 

Open to the Shaman’s Light for Balance, Healing & Strength — A free video event with shamanism teacher Sandra Ingerman. Discover the growth and transformation that await you as you face life’s darkness — the initiation that shamanic cultures understand as the only path into the light. Saturday, July 25, at 10:00am Pacific

 

The Flute as Sound Medicine with author, speaker, drummer, and music therapist Christine Stevens. Feel the healing effects of playing the flute — and the warm connection of a virtual community — as you expand your awareness, open your heart, and create a new song for your life.
New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Tuesday, July 14

 

Mind Medicine to Ignite Your Highest Potential with chiropractic holistic physician and bestselling author Dr. Darren Weissman. Take a courageous dive into your subconscious mind to discover what motivates your thoughts and actions — to transform your self-limiting beliefs and start walking the path of your highest potential.
New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Monday, July 20

 

Upcoming Events (all subject to change):

July
Ariel Spilsbury 7-week course
Raja Choudhury 21-week course

August
Sound Healing Summit
• Tirzah Firestone 7-week course
• Mona Delfino 12-week course
• Bernadette Pleasant 7-week course
• Sandra Ingerman 9-week course
• Krishna Das 8-week course
• Eben Alexander 8-week course
• Miranda Macpherson 6-month course
• Dereca Blackmon 4-week course
Plant Medicine Summit

September
• Cyndi Dale 7-week course
• Wendy Stern 7-week course
• James Twyman 7-week course
• Dr. Sue Morter 9-week course
• Eileen McKusick 10-week course
• Teresa Boardwine 7-week course

 

National Bailout’s “Free Black Mamas Fellowship” — Every day, tens of thousands of people languish in jail simply because they cannot afford bail. Black people are more than two times more likely to be arrested, and once arrested are twice as likely to be caged before trial. 

The number of women incarcerated skyrocketed from 8,000 in 1970 to nearly 110,000 in 2014 — and nearly two-thirds of incarcerated women are Black. Sixty percent of those in local women’s jails have not even been convicted of a crime and are awaiting trial — and 80 percent of them are parents. These Black women, femmes, and gender-nonconforming folks — Black Mamas and caregivers — often have no support or safety net when they’re jailed.

Thus, we focus on bailing out Black Mamas and caregivers, and then offering them the #FreeBlackMamas fellowship, a 6-week program that explores the experience of Black mamas in real communities and provides an opportunity for Black mamas to devise solutions and cast vision together for the future of their communities. Click here for more information. Click here to make a donation.

 

Radical Monarchs
An Activism Organization for Girls of Color

The Radical Monarchs create opportunities for young girls of color to form fierce sisterhood, celebrate their identities, and contribute radically to their communities. The Radical Monarchs empower young girls of color so that they stay rooted in their collective power, brilliance, and leadership in order to make the world a more radical place. Each Radical Badge Unit involves learning about social justice and self-empowerment-focused topics through experiential field trips and workshops. Radical Badges girls can earn include Black Lives Matter, Radical Pride, Pachamama Justice, Radical Coding.

Click here for more information. Click here to watch a 4-minute video and to make a donation.

 

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments. Click here for more information. Click here to make a donation.

 

C.C. White & Soul Kirtan

With her beloved, signature burst of color (her red head wrap), C.C. White’s distinct Soul Kirtan performances have won her wide recognition as “The Queen of Soul Kirtan.” Embodied in one exotic, soulful being, her unique, soul-flavored chant performances effortlessly enrapture audiences, lifting their vibrations sky high with powerful, soaring call-and-response vocals and masterful musicianship. Led by the raw and beautiful sonic experience itself to rise up in ecstatic chant and dance, audiences are inspired and shaktified by the pure devotion radiating through C.C.’s commanding stage presence. From quiet and angelic, to powerful and earth moving, her heart and entire being enlivens every chant!

C.C.’s critically acclaimed CD, This IS Soul Kirtan!, which debuted on top of the iTunes World Chart, features a thrilling blend of Kirtan, Old School Soul, Reggae, Southern Blues, Gospel, R&B, Jazz, and a bit of Latin flair. She continues to tour all over the world, delivering her divine message of love and hope, and embracing audiences with her huge heart and moving, uplifting voice. 

For more information, click here.

To listen to and purchase This IS Soul Kirtan!, click here.

 

The Path

Solar Action Alliance

Peace Through Commerce

Evolutionary Leaders

The Foundation for Conscious Evolution

The Shift Movie

Humanity's Team

Green America

The National Peace Academy

Sacred Centers

Center for Sacred Studies

International Cities of Peace

Agape International Spiritual Center

Gaiafield Project

Click here to apply for inclusion above.

 

 

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