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"My humanity is bound up in yours for we
can only be human together"   
                                - Desmond Tutu

All of us at IEATA are feeling sad and outraged at the senseless police brutality that led to the death of George Floyd. We are aware there have been many more similar occurrences of prejudice around the world before this horrific incident took place in Minneapolis, MN.  These inhuman acts are perpetuated by the unchecked abuse of power, supported by systemic racism and fueled by centuries of prejudice. We condemn racism and inequality at all levels. Through our individual and collective voices, we call for immediate action for systemic change. See links below.


At a time like this, when poor and disempowered communities are hurting badly with the pandemic and its’ effects, the shadow of racism and inequality can be devastating.  Let us allow ourselves to feel the tremendous grief that arises from this horrific incident and all forms of inequality and inhumanity around the world. As we soothe ourselves, let us pause and examine how we may be, unknowingly, abusing power personally. Then, as a community of healers, let us soothe others with compassion, and recommit to creating justice and equality for all of humanity. 

I tell you this to break your heart, by which i mean only that break open and never close again to the rest of the  world.
- Mary Oliver