Reaching for each other

In the anti-racism work that I’m engaged in, there is a saying: don’t call people out, call them in. The essence of this is, instead of yelling at people or shaming them when they get something wrong,” find ways to engage them in a conversation. Meet them where they are. Connect with them.

This is going to be the most effective way to engage folks in anything, I think. We change the world through connecting dialogue, not through shouting matches. We open hearts and minds through understanding. We come closer when we lean in. Or, as the folks at Holistic Resistance would say, when we reach.

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