Giving Compass’ Take:
• At Yes!, Staci K. Haines encourages readers to take steps towards resilient healing in order to create better outcomes throughout the chaos of injustice, COVID-19, and climate change.
• What are you doing to make sure you and those around you can push through COVID-19? How can you use resilient healing to take action for not only those in marginalized communities, but also for yourself?
Breonna Taylor, Riah Milton, Tony McDade, and George Floyd are only a few of the names from these past months of police killings. COVID-19 deaths in the United States have passed 200,000 at the time of publication, disproportionately taking the lives of Black, LatinX and Indigenous peoples. Our immigration system is abusing people through leaving children, mothers, and cousins separated and in cages at the border, and turning away others in need of safe harbor from wars we’ve sponsored.
How do we face these things fully, let in the devastation, and then both heal and act?
A seasoned social justice organizer, who is queer and LatinX, has been struggling under…