Tikkun Olam : Antiracism Readings and Discussions
This year we read:  White Privilege, The Warmth of Other Suns, The Conversation, So You Want to Talk About Race, Caste and The War on the Uyghurs.


We learned:
*  Truth is not obvious.
*  to keep reading in order to educate ourselves on how we got to where we are today and why it is perpetuated
*  to listen with intention
*  to not be defensive
*  to examine our implicit and explicit biases  
*  to check our privilege
*  to understand that we can never fully know what another person’s experience has been, but we can open our hearts and minds to listen and learn
*  to share our stories
*  to understand that some are guilty, but all are responsible
*  to always continue talking, but, at some point, to take ACTION!

Protestors take part in a Black Lives Matter Helsinki March demonstration in Helsinki, Finland, on June 3, 2020, after George Floyd, an unarmed black man died during an arrest in Minneapolis, USA. LEHTIKUVA / ANTTI AIMO-KOIVISTO