Covid Session 6 | Original Folk | Lockdown but not out

Covid Session 6 | Original Folk | Lockdown but not out

Welcome back to the side of my house. There is change in the wind. This is sorely needed and hard fought for - no less than because UK Govt are happy to send children back to un-distanced classrooms; presumably they think everyone learns in a classroom of 12 pupils? Black Lives Matter - Say Her Name Queer Lives are Valid Oppression is Intersectional And the music keeps coming. These songs are not political in their lyrics but verbalisations of the spirit in a tangibly restrictive time of lockdown. A political lockdown. 🔺 Reunion-19 🔺 Feel the Earth Please like and share! Insta: https://instagram.com/rowanpresheds Website: https://rph-productions.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/rowanprescotthedley Twitter: https://twitter.com/rowanpreshedley WHERE TO DONATE https://www.sistersong.net https://www.higherheightsforamerica.org http://www.alongwalkhome.org/index.php https://metoomvmt.org THINGS TO READ - I mean, you're welcome to Google and read any number of the blogs and articles and op eds that you can find. Also: - along with the current classics - Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race - Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire - Akala - Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz - Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism, and History - Mikki Kendall - Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race - Beverly Daniel Tatum - Feeling White: Whiteness, Emotionality, and Education - Cheryl E. Matias - All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies - Ed Akasha (Gloria T.) Hull et. al. - White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide - Carol Anderson - The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching about Race and Racism to People Who Don't Want to Know - Tema Jon Okun - Disrupting White Supremacy From Within - Jennifer Harvey et. al. - Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics - Kimberlé Crenshaw - Kimberlé Crenshaw on Intersectionality, More than Two Decades Later - Witnessing Whiteness - Shelly Tochluk - Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race - Derald Wing Sue - Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice - Paul Kivel - Benign Bigotry: The Psychology of Subtle Prejudice - Kristin J. Anderson - Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race - Frances Kendall - Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice - Marguerite W. Penick-Parks et. al - White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism - Robin DiAngelo - So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo
Covid Session 5 | Mental Health Awareness Week | Heaven's Enough

Covid Session 5 | Mental Health Awareness Week | Heaven's Enough

It's mental health awareness week. We do not exist in isolation. It's well documented that reactive mental illness is highly based on a person's environment; family, work, health, and society. We do not live in a kind time, overall. There is much kindness out there, support from peers, charities, and struggling public services. But we live at a time when kindness and compassion is not the mainstay of governmental leadership. Indoctrination of acceptance is masterful and begins at such a young age when we interact with our society, as is healthy to do. This song talks about just one way they keep us compliant through indoctrination which is no good for our mental health. 🔺 Heaven's Enough Homeless people are left, or thrown back, on the streets and fined for the privilege when there are enough homes for everyone. An inordinate proportion of people go hungry when there is enough food for everyone. So many people cannot access healthcare when there is the potential of reasonable provision for everyone. Women are disproportionately emotionally drained and physically assaulted. Trans and LGBTQIA+ are disproportionately attacked. Disabled people still cannot access many spaces though the 'reasonable' right to do so has been enshrined in law. WASPI women had their pensions stolen. Racism and xenophobia is no less institutional than open segregation. Sadly, minimal help is actively offered exactly where it is needed but if you can ask, there is help available. http://citizensadvice.org.uk https://samaritans.org Please like, share, and subscribe! Insta: https://instagram.com/rowanpresheds Website: https://rph-productions.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/rowanprescotthedley Twitter: https://twitter.com/rowanpreshedley