Seeing White Series Begins Sept. 30
Join us for our third 8-week series of reflections and conversations facilitated by the MSJC Racial Justice Team. Each week participants will listen to the podcast series "Seeing White" and engage in conversation and reflection via Zoom.
WHEN: Thursdays at 8 PM Eastern - Beginning Sept. 30 and ending Nov. 18.
This Year – Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day
On Monday, October 11, Indigenous Peoples Day celebrates, recognizes, and honors the beautiful traditions and cultures of the Indigenous People, not just in America, but around the world.
The indigenous way of life and culture carries wisdom and valuable insights about how we can live more sustainably.
The following states will be observing the day this year, with many others to follow: Alabama, Alaska, District of Columbia, Hawai’i, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Indigenous Wisdom - Earth, Teach Me
Earth teach me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light.
Earth teach me suffering ~ as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility ~ as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring ~ as mothers nurture their young.
Earth teach me courage ~ as the tree that stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation ~ as the ant that crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom ~ as the eagle that soars in the sky.
Earth teach me acceptance ~ as the leaves that die each fall.
Earth teach me renewal ~ as the seed that rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself ~ as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness ~ as dry fields weep with rain.
Some resources recommended by the Native American Concerns Ministry, Archdiocese of Los Angeles: