The Recovery Dharma Women, Trans, & Non-Binary sangha stand in solidarity with the Black community in our sangha, our recovery community, in the Pacific Northwest, and around the world. We condemn racism and the violence inflicted on George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless other Black people across all genders that have been subjected to brutality at the hands of a Police system rooted in White Supremacy.
We acknowledge that:
To our Black companions in the recovery journey: We see you. We are listening. We stand with you against racism, oppression, and violence.
To our White and non-Black companions: We ask you to draw on the tools you have learned in recovery to listen, and to engage with difficult discussions and feelings that arise in discussions around oppression and privilege. No matter how hard it may be to sit with discomfort, it does not compare to the existential threats People of Color face every day and have for generations.
As a Sangha, we commit to:
May we all be at ease.
To support your healing, education and social action efforts