In the 5th Session of RYSE’s Trauma and Healing Learning Series, we invite you to Revealing White Privilege and Healing Racial Trauma. Dr. Kenneth Hardy, internationally recognized clinician, author, and trainer is returning to share insights to work together to reveal and heal the psychological wounds of white privilege in order enliven justice, reconciliation, and liberation.This session is co-hosted by RYSE and The James Morehouse Project at El Cerrito High School.
"RYSE cares for members and staff in their varying experiences and relationships to trauma, and in their celebrations as well. I think to be wholly accepted in these ways is a gift. Since working here, I’ve learned a lot from staff and members on how true healing and self-kindness must be cores to our work, so that we can continue loving, and fighting."
The school to prison pipeline is a palpable, powerful, and harmful convergence of structural policies, practices, and punishment of young people of color’s coping, survival, pain, and fortitude. This session will present the dynamics and effects of such convergence and hold space to discuss the implications and obligations to cultivate the policies, practices, and investments to repair the harms and enliven healing and just systems.
This month I dedicated my being to actively using my full body to be in solidarity with communities being affected by systems of oppression. I choose to spend my time advocating and organizing beyond my capacity, to use my platform and identity to challenge institutions that criminalize our community.
For one night only, RYSE Center is open to adults ages 21 and over. Join us at our annual fundraiser, this year in true 90s house party fashion...
My name is Dashia and I am a RYSE youth member, a Public Health intern, and Richmond Air Quality Initiative intern.
To me, youth power is when youth come together to uplift each other and fight for what we believe is right. It is when we learn to recognize our own voices and understand that we can make change in our community. At RYSE, we see youth power in every direction.
In this session, RYSE Center will share our approach and practice of restorative and non-violent communication as a means of building beloved community. We will share what led us to employ this approach with young people, staff, and partners, and consider the necessity and opportunities to create collective commitment, support, and accountability with this approach. The session will include time to run scenarios and situations relevant to y/our work.
Our 4th Annual Trauma and Healing Learning Series will build on learnings and impacts of previous years to assert and ensure racial justice as central tenet of trauma-informed approaches. At this Launch, we will share our framework of atmospheric trauma and healing and its application in personal, organizational, and collective praxis.
La Feria de Septiembre engages, inspires, and highlights contributions made by the Latinx and Afro-Latinx community, while bridging cultural gaps, and connecting the diverse, multiracial and multicultural mosaic of our past, present, and future. Xicanx/Latinx heritage does not solely live in the past; it influences how we experience the present, and how we will go on to shape our shared future.
"I am constantly inspired by the way the RYSE community rallies around one another during challenging times. Earlier this month, when DACA came under attack, I was touched and inspired by the way we came together to express our concerns, frustration, and outrage while leading with love for community and one another. We often talk about leading with love and being fueled by both love and rage, and in that moment I once again saw those principles in action. It was a beautiful moment, even if we should never have found ourselves in that situation in the first place."
Register now for "Truth Be Told: Justice Through My Eyes," our annual film festival that highlights and empowers youth voices and visions by showcasing riveting films from young filmmakers speaking their truth of what justice is through their eyes. Their films offer a glimpse into the complexities of social justice topics from gender equity and equality to human rights, education to economic justice, and more.
"Charlottesville reminds us that the ghosts of our nation’s past are actually still very much alive. The fabric of white supremacy is not new and cloaks the inequities in many of our systems from criminal, health care, economic and education. We must continue to fight and educate others to join the movement to transform these systems. The time for transformation is now."