We Need to Do Better

As a predominantly white organization, 3HO & IKYTA acknowledge the culture of white privilege and implicit bias that has existed within our community. We are now doing the deep work necessary to change—to raise awareness and educate ourselves in support of anti-racism and social justice. Our hope is that by sharing these resources, we can help to inspire our spiritual community to join us as we work towards a world of true equality, equity, and justice for all.

Anti-Racism Work

Social Justice Resources

I Need to Talk to Spiritual White Women About White Supremacy by Layla Saad

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Rachel Ricketts on Spiritual Bypassing & Why We Need To Quit It

Converting Hidden Spiritual Racism Into Sacred Activism: An Open Letter to Spiritual White Folks by Virginia Rosenberg

Yoga: How White People can Respect what was Never Theirs to Begin With by M. Butler and S. Price

Spiritual Activist Rachel Ricketts Challenges White Women to Rethink Wellness by Erin Bunch

Holy Shit, Being an Ally Isn’t About Me! by Real Talk: WOC & Allies

How White Spirituality, Religious or Not, Allows Racism to Grow by Kerry Connelly

woke. is a quarterly publication that centers and amplifies Black and Brown voices and marginalized narratives. “We focus on meditation & self-care, activism, inspiration, and social justice. I created woke. because as a Black woman and longtime yoga practitioner/teacher, I didn’t see myself reflected in the yoga world.”

Anti-Racism Training: Diversity, Inclusion, and Transformation for the Yogic Community – This course will be in three modules- to explore how systems of racism exist and persist; to experience how power and privilege work towards deeper union or separation; to embody practically how to build a conscious community. Each module, which will also include reflective work between each, will provide a deep container to understand ourselves deeper and how to break out of the painful patterns in place within our societies. Practical skills will be honed to truly move towards a space where “We are all one.” Each day will feature in-depth lectures, discussions, group exercises, yoga & meditation. Also, this course features Systemic Constellations – a therapeutic modality to explore and acknowledge the systemic patterning behind racism and prejudice that unknowingly affects our thoughts, actions, and experience. This course requires a high level of commitment. It is open to anyone that has the physical and mental bandwidth to engage in deep work of personal confrontation & revolution. Beyond that, this training is open to all. Scholarships and Sliding Scale is available for those in need of financial assistance.

Anti-Racism for White People is a learning community for people interested in showing up as agents of racial justice. This self-paced journey will support participants in learning, reflection, and action-taking to combat white supremacy and racism in our daily lives. Though this course is designed with the unique challenges of white identity in mind, everyone is welcome. Classes are run by the nonprofit Social Venture Partners LA

Black Lives Matter – #BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

Campaign Zero – Campaign Zero’s data-informed platform presents comprehensive solutions to end police violence in America.

Color of Change – Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, which helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us.

Community Change – Community Change is a national organization that builds the power of low-income people, especially people of color, to fight for a society where everyone can thrive.

Emergent Fund – The Emergent Fund provides resources to support grassroots organizing and power building in communities of color who are facing injustice based on racial, ethnic, religious, and other forms of discrimination. See a list of the Fund’s grantees since 2017 here.

Equal Justice Initiative – The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

GLAAD – GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition.

Obama Foundation – “I’m asking you to believe. Not in my ability to create change—but in yours.” President Barack Obama.

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) – SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.

Teaching Tolerance – Teaching about race, racism, and police violence.

Justice in June

The following resources are taken from Justice in June, compiled by Autumn Gupta with Bryanna Wallace’s oversight for the purpose of providing a starting place for individuals trying to become better allies.

3HO/IKYTA Anti-Racism Homework

Each week, the staff of 3HO and IKYTA are gathering together during our regular staff meeting time to engage in challenging conversations about racism. The staff spends time, individually, engaging in homework that is then discussed as a group. We invite our community to follow along in this important work.