Resilience

Anti Racism Resouces and Events 2015-2016

Have you ever wondered how to plug into the anti racism work of the Eastern Diocese of Massachusetts? Our very own Rev. Liz Magill collected a list of resources and events so you wouldn't need to! Here you will find resources and upcoming events in 2015 and 2016. If you know of others that are not listed, please let us know! 

Southern Jamaica Plain Community Health Center

Who are they?

The Southern Jamaica Plain Community Health Center runs a number of programs including a two hour training that uses health data to help participants understand the social determinants of health, health inequity and how systemic racism leads to inequitable health outcomes. Trainings are offered the 1st Friday of each month from 10am to 12pm at the Health Promotion Center located at 10B Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Please RSVP to Abigail Oritz at aortiz3@partners.org .

coming soon: What helps us survive tragedy and trauma? Where do we gain the resources to move forward as individuals and communities? What makes people or groups more vulnerable to adversity? How can we strengthen and support people’s capacity to be resilient?

We help adults and young children develop resiliency skills. Children learn
resiliency skills by watching adults model them. This simple idea is
backed by 30 years of research and is the cornerstone of our approach. 
We teach adults the skills they need to handle life's challenges with
resilience and show them how to pass those skills along to children. 

Suffering and Resilience

Suffering can feel like wrestling a relentless opponent through a night that never seems to end. Not only is our strength and courage tested, our bodies are inscribed by the struggle, leaving us marked by our wounds.

The desire for dignity is universal and powerful. It is a motivating force behind all human interaction—in families, in communities, in the business world, and in relationships at the international level. When dignity is violated, the response is likely to involve aggression, even violence, hatred, and vengeance. On the other hand, when people treat one another with dignity, they become more connected and are able to create more meaningful relationships. Surprisingly, most people have little understanding of dignity, observes Donna Hicks in this important book.