“Acting as Social Citizens…solutions should be seen and framed as signals to others that we care, reinforcing the message that more people are coming on board, joining the flow, to support the ongoing structural, systemic shift..”

Per Espen Stoknes
What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming



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We are delighted to collaborate with Nonprofit and Grassroots organizations within our new Online Interactive Community! Learn more here about partnership opportunities and how they can provide community-building, content, and resilience for your organization.

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Jul
5
Tue
Research Study: Becoming a Resilient Activist – Mindfulness and Resilience Training (MRT) @ Online via Zoom
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunset on the ocean; person standing on shore with arms open wideJoin The Resilient Activist and others for 

Becoming a Resilient Activist

Mindfulness and Resilience Training (MRT)

Tuesdays, May 17 – July 12, 2022, 6:30-8:00 pm Central on Zoom

Registration Linkhttps://forms.gle/fKKiGGZ1qzjZXGQa6

for a new trauma and resilience research study and intervention for climate activists.

This research study is offered at no cost to participants.

The 9-week research study will be held on Zoom from May 17th – July 12th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm Central. The Resilient Activist believes that the world needs inspired, visionary activists who have the resilience to see us through these unprecedented times. This course will incorporate resilience training, trauma and grief support, mindfulness practices, body relaxation, breathwork, and nature immersion. Watch the informational session that gives all the details: Learn more about the study from the lead investigator Tyler Staples and mindfulness professionals Erik Hulse and Julia Grimm:
Lead: Tyler Staples
Lead: Tyler Staples
Instructor: Erik Hulse
Instructor: Erik Hulse
Instructor: Julia Grimm
Instructor: Julia Grimm


Register

Registration Linkhttps://forms.gle/fKKiGGZ1qzjZXGQa6

The Fine Print

Program Facilitators/Researchers

Tyler D. Staples, MS is a Licensed Master’s Level Psychologist in the state of Kansas, and a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Kansas City University. He has been practicing psychology since 2015, both in inpatient as well as outpatient settings. In addition to his doctoral studies, Tyler currently works as an adjunct professor at Avila University. His dissertation research is on psychological resilience training in healthcare professionals.

Erik Hulse retired from the Overland Park Police Department in 2016, after 25 years of service. He is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and teaches for the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness (MAM), the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, and Pause First Academy. Erik is in a 2-year chaplaincy training program through Upaya Institute and Zen Center.

Julia Grimm, LMLP, CMT-200, RYT-200 is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher, a therapist, and a trained yoga teacher. She specializes in trauma-informed care & teaching mindfulness to children and adults. Julia graduated with an MSc in Clinical Psychology from Leiden University in the Netherlands. She teaches at Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness and works as a Licensed Master’s Level Psychologist at Jewish Family Services. Sami Aaron, Founder/Executive Director, The Resilient Activist is a Climate Reality Leader, an Extension Master Naturalist, a yoga and meditation teacher, and an environmental activist working on the restoration of pollinator habitats. Tobi Holloway is a former group fitness instructor and is enrolled in the 200-Hour Mindfulness Teacher Training Program with the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness. She is passionate about taking good care of ourselves, each other, and our planet. She is on the Board of The Resilient Activist, teaches meditation and resilience, and is a presenter for the speakers’ bureau.

Aims/Hypotheses

The aim of the proposed project is to determine the extent to which resilience training improves resilience and coping flexibility, and reduces perceived stress, as measured by the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC; Connor & Davidson, 2003), the Coping Flexibility Questionnaire (COFLEX; Vriezekolk et al., 2012), respectively. It is hypothesized that there will be changes in scores on all three measures. In particular, there will be increases in resilience and coping flexibility and decreases in perceived stress from pretest to posttest. It is further hypothesized that follow-up resilience and perceived stress scores will decrease compared to completion of the training paradigm, but not back to the original pretest level of resilience perceived stress scores.

Significance

The significance of the proposed research project is one of application. The current state of political and/or community activism is one of significant anxiety and profound uncertainty, which has further been driven by the global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Given this, cultivating resilience is of paramount importance by means of reducing compassion fatigue and burnout, as well as promoting overall mental well-being. The efficacy of such a program would have outstanding implications for all individuals. Resilience programming could be expanded to any number of community-based programs, the hope of which would be to improve resilience and cognitive flexibility, as well as reduce stress, for entire communities.

Procedure

Recruited participants will complete the PSS, COFLEX, and CD-RISC prior to the outset of the training program. For ethical reasons, training group assignment will be on a first-come-first-served basis, and thus random assignment will not be possible. Assessment will be repeated upon training completion and on 3-month follow-up. Participants will be randomly assigned a participant number with which to identify the repetition of assessments while keeping them anonymous. Participants will be given a card on which to write their number.

Curriculum

The first four weeks focus on developing characteristics shown by research to influence resilience development. These include developing an understanding of what resilience is (and isn’t) as well as practical skill development in the areas of:
  • Constructing achievable goals
  • Planning for distressing situations
  • Addressing unhelpful thinking patterns
  • Handling emotional crises
  • Developing acceptance
  • Defining realistic optimism
  • Introducing relaxation training basics
The second four weeks will introduce participants to the key principles of mindfulness, instruction for formal and informal practices, and group discussions. With a commitment to involvement, both within and outside of class, participants will understand how integrating mindfulness into their daily life can play a significant role in transforming their experience with troubling emotions and even physical pain. The final session will introduce participants to Visionary Activism, a practice that melds mindfulness practices, heartfelt activism, and profound nature connection as tools to develop a personal activism plan that nurtures resilience and joy.

What will the Study Look Like?

Participants in the proposed study will be community activists asked to attend a 9-week resilience training program offered by The Resilient Activist non-profit organization. Sessions will be held from May 17, 2022, thru July 12, 2022, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Central. Attendees enrolled in the training program will then be recruited into the study itself from the training group. The training group will be limited to 35 participants. The training paradigm is informed by prior training programs modeled around concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness. Also built into the paradigm are opportunities for social connection to peers. Each session will take place on Zoom within The Resilient Activist’s online Community Platform. The sessions will be 90 minutes in length. Sunset on the ocean; person standing on shore with arms open wide
Jul
12
Tue
Research Study: Becoming a Resilient Activist – Mindfulness and Resilience Training (MRT) @ Online via Zoom
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunset on the ocean; person standing on shore with arms open wideJoin The Resilient Activist and others for 

Becoming a Resilient Activist

Mindfulness and Resilience Training (MRT)

Tuesdays, May 17 – July 12, 2022, 6:30-8:00 pm Central on Zoom

Registration Linkhttps://forms.gle/fKKiGGZ1qzjZXGQa6

for a new trauma and resilience research study and intervention for climate activists.

This research study is offered at no cost to participants.

The 9-week research study will be held on Zoom from May 17th – July 12th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm Central.

The Resilient Activist believes that the world needs inspired, visionary activists who have the resilience to see us through these unprecedented times.

This course will incorporate resilience training, trauma and grief support, mindfulness practices, body relaxation, breathwork, and nature immersion.

Watch the informational session that gives all the details:

Learn more about the study from the lead investigator Tyler Staples and mindfulness professionals Erik Hulse and Julia Grimm:

Lead: Tyler Staples
Lead: Tyler Staples

Instructor: Erik Hulse
Instructor: Erik Hulse

Instructor: Julia Grimm
Instructor: Julia Grimm


Register

Registration Linkhttps://forms.gle/fKKiGGZ1qzjZXGQa6

The Fine Print

Program Facilitators/Researchers

Tyler D. Staples, MS is a Licensed Master’s Level Psychologist in the state of Kansas, and a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Kansas City University. He has been practicing psychology since 2015, both in inpatient as well as outpatient settings. In addition to his doctoral studies, Tyler currently works as an adjunct professor at Avila University. His dissertation research is on psychological resilience training in healthcare professionals.

Erik Hulse retired from the Overland Park Police Department in 2016, after 25 years of service. He is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and teaches for the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness (MAM), the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, and Pause First Academy. Erik is in a 2-year chaplaincy training program through Upaya Institute and Zen Center.

Julia Grimm, LMLP, CMT-200, RYT-200 is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher, a therapist, and a trained yoga teacher. She specializes in trauma-informed care & teaching mindfulness to children and adults. Julia graduated with an MSc in Clinical Psychology from Leiden University in the Netherlands. She teaches at Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness and works as a Licensed Master’s Level Psychologist at Jewish Family Services.

Sami Aaron, Founder/Executive Director, The Resilient Activist is a Climate Reality Leader, an Extension Master Naturalist, a yoga and meditation teacher, and an environmental activist working on the restoration of pollinator habitats.

Tobi Holloway is a former group fitness instructor and is enrolled in the 200-Hour Mindfulness Teacher Training Program with the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness. She is passionate about taking good care of ourselves, each other, and our planet. She is on the Board of The Resilient Activist, teaches meditation and resilience, and is a presenter for the speakers’ bureau.

Aims/Hypotheses

The aim of the proposed project is to determine the extent to which resilience training improves resilience and coping flexibility, and reduces perceived stress, as measured by the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC; Connor & Davidson, 2003), the Coping Flexibility Questionnaire (COFLEX; Vriezekolk et al., 2012), respectively. It is hypothesized that there will be changes in scores on all three measures. In particular, there will be increases in resilience and coping flexibility and decreases in perceived stress from pretest to posttest. It is further hypothesized that follow-up resilience and perceived stress scores will decrease compared to completion of the training paradigm, but not back to the original pretest level of resilience perceived stress scores.

Significance

The significance of the proposed research project is one of application. The current state of political and/or community activism is one of significant anxiety and profound uncertainty, which has further been driven by the global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Given this, cultivating resilience is of paramount importance by means of reducing compassion fatigue and burnout, as well as promoting overall mental well-being. The efficacy of such a program would have outstanding implications for all individuals. Resilience programming could be expanded to any number of community-based programs, the hope of which would be to improve resilience and cognitive flexibility, as well as reduce stress, for entire communities.

Procedure

Recruited participants will complete the PSS, COFLEX, and CD-RISC prior to the outset of the training program. For ethical reasons, training group assignment will be on a first-come-first-served basis, and thus random assignment will not be possible. Assessment will be repeated upon training completion and on 3-month follow-up. Participants will be randomly assigned a participant number with which to identify the repetition of assessments while keeping them anonymous. Participants will be given a card on which to write their number.

Curriculum

The first four weeks focus on developing characteristics shown by research to influence resilience development. These include developing an understanding of what resilience is (and isn’t) as well as practical skill development in the areas of:

  • Constructing achievable goals
  • Planning for distressing situations
  • Addressing unhelpful thinking patterns
  • Handling emotional crises
  • Developing acceptance
  • Defining realistic optimism
  • Introducing relaxation training basics

The second four weeks will introduce participants to the key principles of mindfulness, instruction for formal and informal practices, and group discussions. With a commitment to involvement, both within and outside of class, participants will understand how integrating mindfulness into their daily life can play a significant role in transforming their experience with troubling emotions and even physical pain.

The final session will introduce participants to Visionary Activism, a practice that melds mindfulness practices, heartfelt activism, and profound nature connection as tools to develop a personal activism plan that nurtures resilience and joy.

What will the Study Look Like?

Participants in the proposed study will be community activists asked to attend a 9-week resilience training program offered by The Resilient Activist non-profit organization. Sessions will be held from May 17, 2022, thru July 12, 2022, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Central. Attendees enrolled in the training program will then be recruited into the study itself from the training group. The training group will be limited to 35 participants.

The training paradigm is informed by prior training programs modeled around concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness. Also built into the paradigm are opportunities for social connection to peers. Each session will take place on Zoom within The Resilient Activist’s online Community Platform. The sessions will be 90 minutes in length.

Sunset on the ocean; person standing on shore with arms open wide

Jul
19
Tue
The Resilient Activist JEDI Book Club @ Our interactive online community on Zoom
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Resilient Activist JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Book Club

Are you interested in learning more about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in America with a group of like-minded and open-hearted people?

Do you enjoy reading and discussing books that expand your understanding of yourself and the world?

If these questions touch a chord, then The Resilient Activist JEDI Book Club is for you!

Book cover: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

For the July JEDI Book Club, we will be reading, “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong.

Below is a review of the book by Goodreads:

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard.

Register at this link.

Please feel welcome to attend, even if you missed earlier meetings. This is an open group, and we understand that our lives are busy and not everyone will be able to attend each month!

The JEDI Book Club is facilitated by Resilient Activists Brenda Bennett-Pike and Anne Melia. We hope you will join us!

Jul
20
Wed
Resilient Activism: Taking Meaningful Action Through Political Engagement @ Online via Zoom
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wednesday, July 20th

7:00 – 8:30 pm CT

On Zoom via our Mighty Networks Online Community

Register here

hand pointing to a "I voted" sign

This presentation offers a guide for engaging in our political system to effect positive change in a joyful, self-caring, and sustainable way.

We present activism as part of self-care, and self-care as part of activism.

Activism is often perceived as a negative, frustrating, and angry way of being. As such, people do not want to become activists or even adopt the changes that activists are promoting.

We are presenting a different paradigm! 

We believe that we will draw more people to our cause if we are energized, engaged, and joyous in our activism. Anger, sadness, and frustration are natural responses to our broken and inequitable world. However, by cultivating joy, self-care, and connection, we can focus our negative emotions into positive, sustainable, and resilient activism.

This presentation is intended for two audiences:

  • Those who want to meaningfully engage in our political system to support, nurture, and protect what they hold dear, but aren’t sure where to begin.
  • Those who are already taking political action and want to add resilience, but are not sure how.

Anne Melia

  • Environmental Scientist/Chemist
  • Political and Environmental Activist
  • Native Plant Enthusiast and Gardener
  • Serial non-profit board member/volunteer
  • Recent yoga and meditation practitioner

Tobi Holloway

  • Retired enterprise data architect with wellness side-gigs
  • Board member, presenter, and resilience and meditation teacher for The Resilient Activist
  • Lifestyle-as-medicine nerd
  • Move-Your-Body enthusiast
Jul
26
Tue
Climate Café Gathering @ Online via Zoom
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Resilient Activist’s

Climate Café

Fourth Tuesday of each month

6:00-7:30 pm Central

Hosted on our Mighty Networks Online Community via Zoom

Photo of people sitting in a coffee shop or café

Is the latest IPCC report keeping you up at night?

Join our next Climate Café for a safe space to process it.

The Resilient Activist offers our own interpretation of these gatherings, based on training we have received through the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America, and other resilience practices we incorporate into our programs including short meditations, journaling, nature connection, and breakout rooms.

This is your best opportunity to connect with a community that gets you, with folks who are experiencing many of the emotions that climate change has brought out in your heart and mind.

There is nothing for you to commit to except to gather your favorite beverage, a journal, find a comfortable spot with your Zoom window open, and just be you.

Each session will include facilitators from The Resilient Activist as well as a Climate-Aware Therapist to guide the conversations in ways that are supportive and nurturing.

Here’s the overview from the Climate Café’s website:

Meet your friends. Speak your #ClimateTruth.

The idea is simple

Aug
1
Mon
Embodied Activism: Your Resilient Family: How Will We Respond to Global Warming? @ Online via Zoom
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Embodied Activism: Your Resilient Family: How Will We Respond to Global Warming?

Based on the book All the Feelings Under the Sun: How to Deal with Climate Change by Leslie Davenport, this 4-week series takes an honest yet positive-focused approach as we confront the vital topic of our warming planet.

This interactive course will:

  • take a candid look at climate change,
  • teach mindfulness skills suitable for all ages, and
  • inspire with stories of young people who are making a difference in building a healthier, safer world.

Simple activities to do between class sessions will help families with integrating positive changes in their everyday lives.

This family course  – for parents WITH their children – may be best suited for those with children in middle or high school, however, some activities can be done by younger children.

Throughout August, Pam Hausner will be teaching these principles through guided meditation, journaling, and open discussion.

Mondays August 1, 8, 15, 22 from 6:00 to 7:15 pm CDT

Hosted on our Mighty Networks Online Community

Course Fee

4-Week Course Fee: $60 per Zoom registration – for parents WITH their children

Register at this link. 

Minimum enrollment: 5.

In the event of course cancellation, fees can be transferred to other courses offered by The Resilient Activist, offered as a donation, or refunded.

A limited number of half-price and free scholarships may be available. Email info@theresilientactivist.org to request a discount.

Waiver

Participants are required to have completed The Resilient Activist’s Meditation and Mindfulness Course Waiver and Release of Liability Form within the previous 12 months before the start of this course.

Complete the waiver at this Link. 


Image of Pam HausnerPam Hausner is a mindfulness meditation teacher who integrates creative experiences using mixed media for visually accessing personal insight. Pam brings mindfulness to her professional work both through activism and as the owner of Big Vision Design, a marketing agency that serves businesses and nonprofits who are committed to making a positive impact in the world. More information is at this link.

Aug
8
Mon
Embodied Activism: Your Resilient Family: How Will We Respond to Global Warming? @ Online via Zoom
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Embodied Activism: Your Resilient Family: How Will We Respond to Global Warming?

Based on the book All the Feelings Under the Sun: How to Deal with Climate Change by Leslie Davenport, this 4-week series takes an honest yet positive-focused approach as we confront the vital topic of our warming planet.

This interactive course will:

  • take a candid look at climate change,
  • teach mindfulness skills suitable for all ages, and
  • inspire with stories of young people who are making a difference in building a healthier, safer world.

Simple activities to do between class sessions will help families with integrating positive changes in their everyday lives.

This family course  – for parents WITH their children – may be best suited for those with children in middle or high school, however, some activities can be done by younger children.

Throughout August, Pam Hausner will be teaching these principles through guided meditation, journaling, and open discussion.

Mondays August 1, 8, 15, 22 from 6:00 to 7:15 pm CDT

Hosted on our Mighty Networks Online Community

Course Fee

4-Week Course Fee: $60 per Zoom registration – for parents WITH their children

Register at this link. 

Minimum enrollment: 5.

In the event of course cancellation, fees can be transferred to other courses offered by The Resilient Activist, offered as a donation, or refunded.

A limited number of half-price and free scholarships may be available. Email info@theresilientactivist.org to request a discount.

Waiver

Participants are required to have completed The Resilient Activist’s Meditation and Mindfulness Course Waiver and Release of Liability Form within the previous 12 months before the start of this course.

Complete the waiver at this Link. 


Image of Pam HausnerPam Hausner is a mindfulness meditation teacher who integrates creative experiences using mixed media for visually accessing personal insight. Pam brings mindfulness to her professional work both through activism and as the owner of Big Vision Design, a marketing agency that serves businesses and nonprofits who are committed to making a positive impact in the world. More information is at this link.

Aug
13
Sat
Resilient Activism: Taking Meaningful Action Through Political Engagement @ Online via Zoom
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Saturday, August 13th

2:00 – 3:30 pm CT

On Zoom via our Mighty Networks Online Community

Register here

hand pointing to a "I voted" sign

This presentation offers a guide for engaging in our political system to effect positive change in a joyful, self-caring, and sustainable way.

We present activism as part of self-care, and self-care as part of activism.

Activism is often perceived as a negative, frustrating, and angry way of being. As such, people do not want to become activists or even adopt the changes that activists are promoting.

We are presenting a different paradigm! 

We believe that we will draw more people to our cause if we are energized, engaged, and joyous in our activism. Anger, sadness, and frustration are natural responses to our broken and inequitable world. However, by cultivating joy, self-care, and connection, we can focus our negative emotions into positive, sustainable, and resilient activism.

This presentation is intended for two audiences:

  • Those who want to meaningfully engage in our political system to support, nurture, and protect what they hold dear, but aren’t sure where to begin.
  • Those who are already taking political action and want to add resilience, but are not sure how.

Anne Melia

  • Environmental Scientist/Chemist
  • Political and Environmental Activist
  • Native Plant Enthusiast and Gardener
  • Serial non-profit board member/volunteer
  • Recent yoga and meditation practitioner

Tobi Holloway

  • Retired enterprise data architect with wellness side-gigs
  • Board member, presenter, and resilience and meditation teacher for The Resilient Activist
  • Lifestyle-as-medicine nerd
  • Move-Your-Body enthusiast
Aug
15
Mon
Embodied Activism: Your Resilient Family: How Will We Respond to Global Warming? @ Online via Zoom
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Embodied Activism: Your Resilient Family: How Will We Respond to Global Warming?

Based on the book All the Feelings Under the Sun: How to Deal with Climate Change by Leslie Davenport, this 4-week series takes an honest yet positive-focused approach as we confront the vital topic of our warming planet.

This interactive course will:

  • take a candid look at climate change,
  • teach mindfulness skills suitable for all ages, and
  • inspire with stories of young people who are making a difference in building a healthier, safer world.

Simple activities to do between class sessions will help families with integrating positive changes in their everyday lives.

This family course  – for parents WITH their children – may be best suited for those with children in middle or high school, however, some activities can be done by younger children.

Throughout August, Pam Hausner will be teaching these principles through guided meditation, journaling, and open discussion.

Mondays August 1, 8, 15, 22 from 6:00 to 7:15 pm CDT

Hosted on our Mighty Networks Online Community

Course Fee

4-Week Course Fee: $60 per Zoom registration – for parents WITH their children

Register at this link. 

Minimum enrollment: 5.

In the event of course cancellation, fees can be transferred to other courses offered by The Resilient Activist, offered as a donation, or refunded.

A limited number of half-price and free scholarships may be available. Email info@theresilientactivist.org to request a discount.

Waiver

Participants are required to have completed The Resilient Activist’s Meditation and Mindfulness Course Waiver and Release of Liability Form within the previous 12 months before the start of this course.

Complete the waiver at this Link. 


Image of Pam HausnerPam Hausner is a mindfulness meditation teacher who integrates creative experiences using mixed media for visually accessing personal insight. Pam brings mindfulness to her professional work both through activism and as the owner of Big Vision Design, a marketing agency that serves businesses and nonprofits who are committed to making a positive impact in the world. More information is at this link.

Aug
16
Tue
The Resilient Activist JEDI Book Club @ Our interactive online community on Zoom
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Resilient Activist JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Book Club

Are you interested in learning more about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in America with a group of like-minded and open-hearted people?

Do you enjoy reading and discussing books that expand your understanding of yourself and the world?

If these questions touch a chord, then The Resilient Activist JEDI Book Club is for you!

Book Cover: You Are Your Best ThingFor our August JEDI Book Club we will be reading, You Are Your Best Thing, Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience, an anthology co-created by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown.

Here is a blurb about the book from Brené’s website.

This anthology is a space to recognize and process the trauma of white supremacy, a space to be vulnerable and affirm the fullness of Black life and Black possibility, a space that gives Black humanity breathing room. Featuring essays by Jason Reynolds, Austin Channing Brown, Tanya Denise Fields, Kiese Makeba Laymon, Prentis Hemphill, Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts, Marc Lamont Hill, Keah Brown, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Shawn A. Ginwright, Kaia Naadira, Deran Young, Sonya Renee Taylor, Irene Antonia Diane Reece, Yolo Akili Robinson, Laverne Cox, Jessica J. Williams, Aiko D. Bethea, and Imani Perry.

Learn more.

Register at this link.

Please feel welcome to attend, even if you missed earlier meetings. This is an open group, and we understand that our lives are busy and not everyone will be able to attend each month!

The JEDI Book Club is facilitated by Resilient Activists Brenda Bennett-Pike and Anne Melia. We hope you will join us!


Speakers Bureau Presentations

The Resilient Activist’s Speakers Bureau offers educational and inspiring presentations and workshops designed to help audiences better understand how they can be a part of creating a healthier planet in ways that also support our well-being.  Check out our Speakers Bureau Presentations page for a detailed list of topics.

Speaker Sami Aaron: Reconnecting to nature


“Activism is the art of taking action to support, nurture, and protect what we hold dear.” ~The Resilient Activist