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Anti Racism Commitment and Resources

Lotus Blossom Psychotherapy, LLC Stands with Black, Indigenous, & People of Color (BIPOC)

We see you.  We see and hear your pain and outrage!  For our white providers and staff we cannot begin to understand the continued systemic racism that you and your loved ones and all BIPOC people have had pressed upon them.  We see the murders of people of color have endured by police and citizen's alike.  We see the social injustice of white privilege imposed on you by our very political framework  through laws, unjust policy that devalue and dehumanize you.  It is not that the system is broken it is that was formulated by white people that has led to the hiearchy of white privilege. 

We will not be silent, we will show up and learn, advocate and with intention face our own white privilege and fragility. That is our policy and our commitment. 

  • You have our commitment to provide culturally competent work that honors culture and individuality.
  • You have our commitment to learning the different barriers to therapy for BIPOC and to impart ways to make it more accessible.
  • You have our commitment to continue to learn about racism, white privilege and fragility and oppression and how that can present itself in the work place.
  •  You have our commitment that as staff and also as individuals we will strive to do better at being allies to BIPOC.
  • You have our commitment that each member of our staff will have required readings, trainings and workshops when they are hired and each year that focus on cultural, ethnic and racial diversity.
  • You have our commitment to actively speak out and denounce racism that we witness.
  • You have our commitment to use our voices and take action in the voting booth, through signing petitions, writing and advocacy to support BIPOC and to dismantle the systems in place that support racism. 
  • You have our commitment that Lotus Blossom Psychotherapy is an ally and we vow to make our space a safe place for BIPOC to seek treatment. 

We encourage all to check out the below anti-racism resources shared by Mindful and Multicultural Counseling https://www.mmcounselingcenter.com/anti-racism-resources.html.

 

 

This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.

 

Here is a shorter link: bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES

 

To take immediate action to fight for Breonna Taylor, please visit FightForBreonna.org.

 

 


 

 

Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:

 

Articles to read:

 

Videos to watch:

 

Podcasts to subscribe to:

 

Books to read:

 

Films and TV series to watch:

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix

  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent

  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent

  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent

  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix

  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent

  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy

  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu

  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.

  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO

  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix

  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.

  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent

  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Available to rent for free

  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

 

Organizations to follow on social media:

 

More anti-racism resources to check out:

 

Document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020.

 

 

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