“Sit, Walk & Listen” Pride Celebration & Black Lives Matter Protest
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Henry J. Kaiser Park | Rashida Muhammed Path & 19th St., Oakland, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
In these times are a great call for change, as mindfulness practitioners, we can breathe for others who cannot. Let’s bring the practice of peaceful compassionate nonviolence to the streets; to listen, to follow, and support black people.
As Thich Nhat Hanh once said: “Nonviolent action, born of the awareness of suffering and nurtured by love, is the most effective way to confront adversity.”
Together we can walk in peace, love, compassion, and awareness.
Sunday June 28
10:30 am Sit
11:00 am Say Their Names ceremony
11:30 am Walk
12:00 pm Listening Circle
Mindful sitting, walking, & listening circle in the style of the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
There will also be a “Say their Names” ceremony honoring and standing in solidarity with black lives lost due to police violence.
In honor of Pride weekend, the ceremony will include a list of Black trans individuals killed in acts of transphobia and discrimination. In this inclusion, the community honors and gives voice to the intersectionality of the many pieces of our collective and individual identities.
We will be creating an altar for the ceremony. You are invited to bring an offering for the altar to commemorate the victims of racial and social injustices. Offerings can be in the form of fruit, flowers, ornament, or anything that holds meaning and significance for you.
to bring the practice of compassion, peace & deep listening to the streets and public spaces so that ‘black lives matter’ may truly manifest throughout all societies and cultures.
diverse Buddhist groups, interfaith community, everyone
Sunday, June 28, 10:30 am – 1:00 at Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park (Oakland)
we will maintain 6ft distancing and wear face masks. Signs encouraged.
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