We are in a time of transition and ambiguity, socially and seasonally. It’s in moments like these that we need to deepen our practice of resilience, to ready ourselves to lead through what will come next, whatever that may be.
To help support your resilience and leadership, we’ve gathered together some resources to help you during this moment:
- Check out “As grind culture slows down, will you?” from Tricia Hersey of The Nap Ministry for a reminder that “there is power in our rest and in our ability to slow down for the sake of collective healing and mourning. It’s time to rest.”
- Take a Dance Break with Rockwood Staff to find joy and reconnect with your body.
- Try An Ecotherapeutic Meditation in Ten Steps to “help your body release the stress of constantly bracing for a disaster”.
- Learn how to handle uncomfortable conversations, including topics related to the election, with grace and strength with “6 Awkward Holiday Conversations You’re Dreading, And How To Deal With Them”.
Rockwood is also hosting a 75-minute Post-Election Community Call on Thursday, November 12th from 1-2:15 PM PT / 4-5:15 PM ET. We’ll gather together in community and connect, reflect, and replenish ourselves so that we can keep working towards a world where all can thrive.
Alum In The News
- Greisa Martinez Rosas and Deepa Iyer discussed solidarity and hope as part of Building Movement Project’s Solidarity Semester
- Raquel Willis was featured on Vice News Tonight and was part of the NBC Universal panel “Journalism, The Pandemic, The Polls & Inclusion”
- Gloria Walton wrote “Solving climate is the answer — and frontline communities hold the solutions,” and was in conversation with Mark Ruffalo about her organization The Solutions Project and its work as part of Time 100 Talks
- Maddie Flood was the subject of the California ChangeLawyers documentary short “Healing & Humanity”
- angel Kyodo williams did a live fireside chat with Resmaa Menakem celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Being Black: Zen & the Art of Living With Fearlessness
- Judith Leblanc and Edgar Villanueva were part of the Follow Me Home movie launch event
- adrienne maree brown was a guest on the Shaping The Shift podcast
- Saru Jayaraman was featured in the documentary The Great American Lie
- Tarana Burke was featured in “The Next Chapter For ‘Me Too’ Is Here. Tarana Burke Says ‘We All Can Play A Part.’” and was part of the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Necessity of Tomorrow(s) event
- Alicia Garza released a book, The Purpose of Power, and wrote an op-ed for The Root
News & Inspiration
- “From Fired Up To Burnout: 7 Tips To Help You Sustain A Life Committed To Social Justice” from the Rockwood blog
- “Too Busy? Make Time To ‘Do Nothing’” on NPR
- “Managing Towards Resilience and Results: Create Your ‘PAC’” from The Management Center
- “How to Nourish Your Resilience in a Time of Trauma” from Yes! Magazine
- “Joy is Grounding” from De-Colonize Unconference
- Several Locations / Remote: Building Movement Project has two positions open, Director, Race Equity Assessment For Learning and Finance And Administrative Coordinator
- Buffalo, NY: PUSH Buffalo is seeking an Organizing Director
- Washington, DC/Remote: Community Change is looking for a Director of Integrated Technology
- Remote: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) has an opening for a Program Director
- Remote: Resource Mobilizers is seeking a Network Coordinator
- SF/Bay Area: The Hewlett Foundation has several positions open, including Chief of Equity and Culture