Complicity Cleanse Calling In
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Appetizers “Tolerance, inter-cultural dialogue and respect for diversity are more essential than ever in a world where peoples are becoming more and more closely interconnected.” - Kofi Annan “Calling in [is] a practice of loving each other enough to allow each other to make mistakes, a practice of loving ourselves enough to know that what we’re trying to do here is a radical unlearning of everything we have been configured to believe is normal.” - Ngọc Loan Trần
Mains Guide to Calling In Calling IN: A Less Disposable Way of Holding Each Other Accountable For Your Reconsideration The White Flight of Derek Black
Sides What could have happened to Derek Black wasn’t called in to have Shabbat by folks who were repulsed by his beliefs? Where in your own life is there room to reach out, to call in? Next time you encounter someone with whom you vehemently disagree, possibly someone you care for, practice patiently listening to them, and asking them why they feel the way they do. It doesn’t mean either of you will change your views but why not strive for a more humanizing dialogue? Check out projects like Sustained Dialogue and Living Room Conversations that build conversation and coalition across difference. How can you use a sustained, moderated conversation to continue challenging yourself and building relationships across cultural, age, identity lines? Keep listening, questioning, and talking. These converstion resourses are a good place to begin learning the art of civil discourse, and respectfully engaging with those who hold ideals, perspectives or opinions that differ from yours.
Dessert Try this walking meditation. Enjoy every step, and imprint gratitude on the earth as you walk. Remember that having a safe place to walk or the ability is part of privilege. Here is an app that can help you meditate anytime, anywhere.