June 10, 2020 | Issue 2
A bimonthly newsletter with tips and resources to help you navigate your path to thriving.

Black Lives Matter
We stand with those protesting the wrongful deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Troy McDade, David Mcattee and the countless other victims of police brutality. We commit ourselves to end white supremacy and racism, and we pledge to offer equitable resources and programming to elevate the black community. All lives won't matter until black lives matter.

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tips from the experts to help you thrive
Here we bring you sources to ELEVATE your practice of creating an equitable world for artists and art lovers alike. We implore white allies to truly listen to the voices of people of color and support the movement to end white supremacy.
Resources for Accountability and Actions for Black Lives
Looking for action items? This document follows open cases of black lives lost to police brutality. It includes action items to get justice for David Mcattee, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Sean Reed, James Scurlock, Justin Hollowell, Manuel Ellis, Jaleel Stallings, and Dion Johnson.
Impact of Deep Listening to Artists
Cézanne Charles, designer for rootoftwo, describes the organization's process of stepping outside its comfort zone and engaging in deep conversations with artists. Focused on understanding artists' needs when interfacing with communities.
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self-care offerings to help you thrive
Whether your activism is protesting in the streets, donating, or educating yourself and your loved ones, we all get tired. We offer you some resources to take a moment to focus on self-care and REJUVENATION.
Resources to support black folks in this traumatic and socially distant time.
Led by Pratt Institute staff, these free daily 30-minute sessions offer a wide variety of mindfulness & contemplative practices. Follow this link to sign-up for one or multiple sessions.  

Healing With Artistic Practice
In this A Blade of Grass FIELDWORKS, artist Brett Cook promotes health and wellness through participatory portraiture at Oakland's "Life is Living" festival.
opportunities that bring artists together to support thriving
Connect with a national network of artists and arts administrators, funders and educators. We encourage you to share your successes and struggles, post your questions and best practices, and join us to learn and teach. Follow the links below to our website for more details.
June's Virtual Meet Up:
Creativity Think Tank
Join other creative minds to envision the future of our equitable arts community post-pandemic.

Friday, June 26th - 4:00-5:00pm EST
more details coming soon!
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