We Must Do Better
As a predominantly white organization, 3HO acknowledges 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 and our 3HO community 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.
Yoga: How White People can Respect what was Never Theirs to Begin With by M. Butler and S. Price
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.
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.
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. eji.org
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.
Stepping into Spiritual Activism with Rachel Ricketts
How to Overcome our Biases with Verna Myers – TED Talk
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
Authentic Harmony Anti-Racism Training- This course is open to everyone in the yogic community to have a deeper insight in supporting a welcoming and truly inclusive yogic community.
This training is designed to provide a deep look into the systems of Racism. To deepen our experience of dismantling its effects within ourselves and our yogic community.
3HO staff is currently working on educating themselves on racism and social injustice. The weekly readings and videos are leading to analysis of our personal lives as well as 3HO as a whole. As we all become educated and further analyze what needs to change we will be moving to action steps.