Your Soul Food for Friday Aug 7, 2020: RACE- Are We So Different?

Happy Soul Food Friday!

This week:

  • Is Race Even Real?
  • Self-Care: From Grief to Grace – A Live Zoom Learning Session on August 18, 8:30 to 10am PDT
  • Book Sculptures: Transforming books into genuine and remarkable art forms

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RACE- Are We So Different?
A short but compelling video from the American Anthropological Association
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aaTAUAEyho

 

Is Race the Color of Your Skin? Is it the Texture of Your Hair? The Shape of Your Eyes? Is it in Your Genes?
Is Race even Real?
Race: Are We So Different? explains the origins of race and racism, and helps us understand how to deal with them in productive, enlightening ways.
https://museumofus.org/exhibits/race-are-we-so-different/

 

As it Moves Forward with Decolonizing, The Museum of Man in San Diego Gets a New Name- The Museum of US:
The shift is timely, given the nation’s unfolding social-justice reckoning, but it was years in the making.
It is both an admission that the old title had a gender problem, and a reflection of a broader effort by the cultural anthropology museum to redefine its role in the community, its stewardship of the items in its collection, and the stories it tells…
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/story/2020-08-02/museum-of-man-name-change

 

Lessons from the Bahá’í  Faith with Alex M:
For over a century, Bahá’í Writings have raised awareness of many injustices such as social and economic inequality throughout the world and in particular Racial Injustice in the United States.
A recent letter from The Universal House of Justice is now further encouraging members of the US Bahá’í Community to join hands with all members of society and exert herculean efforts to apply spiritual solutions to this mighty challenge.
As individuals we might feel the bounty of being called upon, yet overwhelmed by the task ahead…
Following are excerpts from this recent letter. The full two-page copy can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/30RDfUy

“Racism is a profound deviation from the standard of true morality. It deprives a portion of humanity of the opportunity to cultivate and express the full range of their capability and to live a meaningful and flourishing life, while blighting the progress of the rest of humankind. It cannot be rooted out by contest and conflict. It must be supplanted by the establishment of just relationships among individuals, communities, and institutions of society that will uplift all and will not designate anyone as “other”. The change required is not merely social and economic, but above all moral and spiritual.

Ultimately, the power to transform the world is effected by love, love originating from the relationship with the divine, love ablaze among members of a community, love extended without restriction to every human being. This divine love, ignited by the Word of God, is disseminated by enkindled souls through intimate conversations that create new susceptibilities in human hearts, open minds to moral persuasion, and loosen the hold of biased norms and social systems so that they can gradually take on a new form in keeping with the requirements of humanity’s age of maturity. You are channels for this divine love; let it flow through you to all who cross your path. Infuse it into every neighborhood and social space in which you move to build capacity to canalize the society-building power of  Baháʼu’lláh’s Revelation. There can be no rest until the destined outcome is achieved.”

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Making Time for Self-Care

Transforming Grief to Grace- Leading Consciously in a Disrupted Space
Join our Fee Live Zoom Learning Session on August 18, 8:30 to 10am PDT, but “Must Be Present To Win”

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Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker:
Researchers around the world are developing more than 165 vaccines against the coronavirus, and 27 vaccines are in human trials.
Vaccines typically require years of research and testing before reaching the clinic, but scientists are racing to produce a safe and effective vaccine by next year.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/science/coronavirus-vaccine-tracker.html

 

Stay Creative

Book Sculptures to Inspire Your Creativity:

The book serves as a tool to record historical events that transcend through the ages.
Passing  down the knowledge from generation to generation. Spanning scientific studies to artistic fields.
Today, it is more than just a recording tool, as creative artists start transforming them into genuine and remarkable art forms, generally named Book Sculptures.

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Thanks this week go to Kurt C, Alex M, Rob M, Brenda H, Alan D, & Larry H for this week’s contributions!
Please pay it forward
Love All,
Neville

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“Difference- The Only thing we have in Common”

 

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