A key practice in SEED seminars is sharing our personal stories to illuminate systems of privilege and oppression. I am reminded of this every year as we approach Passover, the Jewish holiday in which we share the story of gaining our freedom from slaveryâand encourage ourselves to keep working for the freedom of all people even today. This year, as our world is swept up in a crisis like no other, these themes seem more important than ever.
By SEED Staff Member Christine Saxman.
After seeing multiple requests from Asian folks and other folks of color to interrupt the fear, ignorance, and racism in the time of COVID-19, I feel called to reach out to my White community and ask us to do more. My humble offering comes from my perspective as a White woman working to end racism. I invite accountability from those targeted by racism to help us all reach a new, critical perspective in order to eliminate the pain and trauma racism causes and change our system for the better.
A key SEED practice is using personal stories to illuminate systems of inequality and oppression. I was reminded of that this past week as my family celebrated Passover, the Jewish holiday in which we remember gaining our freedom from slavery in Egypt â and when we encourage ourselves to keep working for the freedom of all people even today.