Speaking for George Floyd:

A Memorial and Means for Making Change

While our community and the greater world grieve, we will use this space to add to the voices
to make us that much louder, that much stronger, and that much heard.

Change happens now.

You Don’t Need to Struggle Alone – PGIAA Careline

You Do Not Need to Struggle Alone . . . Our world is challenged these days ~ Covid-19 Pandemic; Racial Strife, Inclement Weather; horrific fires raging across California and the Pacific Northwest. Please know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE – PGIAA is here for you. Do not hesitate to call us! (805) 679.6163

Pacifica Diversity & Inclusion Council’s Diversity Symposium – August 29

  Pacifica Diversity & Inclusion Council’s Diversity Symposium “As we find ourselves in the ever-changing landscape of national demographics, shifting priorities, and real tensions, the Diversity Symposium acts as an outlet to participate in critical discourse, learn new skills to engage in diversity and inclusion efforts, and celebrate the many initiatives we have invested in […]

The Racial Complex: From Devious Path to Healing Journey

The Racial Complex: From Devious Path to Healing Journey ZOOM WEBINAR AUG 16, 1:00-2:30PM PDT Free to 2019/20 and 2020/21 OFJ members $20 general admission Register/Purchase CEUs are NOT available – we will resume in September with regular season events In her new book, THE RACIAL COMPLEX: A JUNGIAN PERSPECTIVE ON CULTURE AND RACE, Jungian […]

TEDX presents DR. HARRY GRAMMER – Breaking Down Privilege – Aug 5

TEDX presents DR. HARRY GRAMMER Breaking Down Privilege. Time to build a better world August 5th, 4:00pm (PST) PGIAA Board President and Founder, New Earth, Harry was on the TEDxSantaBarbara stage in 2018 and returns to talk about the confluence of COVID and Social Justice. We’ll discuss understanding the transformation that needs to happen as we […]

Witnessing, Listening and Soul – Aug 2 & Sept. 13

#text-block-3 { margin-bottom:0px; text-align:left; } The Historical and Contemporary Shadow of our Collective Grief: Witnessing, Listening and Soul A two (2) event series with Dr. Fanny Brewster and Joanna Walling, sponsored by PGIAA August 2, 2020 & September 13, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) We welcome you to join in a grief [...]

Pornography Does Not Stop With Sexploitation

Pornography Does Not Stop With Sexploitation. Sometimes a word gets stuck in a groove of familiarity and is then limited to just one definition or description. But we learn from the Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary that pornography can also refer to “a depiction of acts in a sensational manner so as to arouse a quick intense […]

Statement from Pacifica Students and Alumni

Statement from Pacifica Students and Alumni   Public Statement: If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together. ~Lilla Watson, Indigenous Australian artist and activist    The undersigned student body, alumni, and faculty of […]

I’m checking my white privilege, and here’s why you should too

I’m checking my white privilege, and here’s why you should too By Emily Volz (an excerpt from the full article on the GMA website here) Emily Volz is a psychology graduate student at Pacifica Graduate Institute specializing in Community, Liberation, Indigenous, and Eco Psychologies. Here, in a personal essay below, Volz shares how the racial awakening […]

A Day with Dr. Fanny Brewster – July 18

A Day with Dr. Fanny Brewster Morning Dreamwork Salon + Afternoon Salon on “The Racial Complex” Saturday, July 18th 10:30am-1pm & 2:30-4pm PST EST: 1:30-4pm & 5:30-7pm   Morning Dreamwork Salon: 10:30am-1pm This experiential morning workshop will allow participants to present their own dreams and work with Fanny in her masterful holding and guidance in […]

Breath and Identity: What White Institutions Fail to Understand, Including Our Own 

Breath and Identity:   What White Institutions Fail to Understand, Including Our Own  Dr. Leslie Shore Mythological Studies    Remember My Name in Africa, was Kossola. For George Floyd Whose Breath Was Stolen. Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor.  At birth, as new human souls emerging into mortal existence, we take our first breath of oxygen and […]

Doing the Work – Critical Reading from Black Authors

Doing the Work – Critical Reading from Black Authors Support Black books during a period of national crisis and protest over race—and beyond.  #BlackoutBestsellerList Articles about the action: https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/books/a32906813/what-is-blackout-bestseller-list/ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jun/17/black-authors-books-publishing-industry-blackoutbestsellerlist https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jun/11/new-york-times-bestseller-list-black-authors The black women who launched the original anti-racist reading list: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/06/18/black-women-who-launched-original-anti-racist-reading-list/ 43 Books to start with: https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/books/g26187205/best-books-black-authors/?slide=1 A Selection of Titles from Routledge/Taylor & […]

Diversity Symposium II – SAVE THE DATE – August 29

Diversity Symposium II – SAVE THE DATE – August 29 Date:  Saturday, August 29, 2020 Time:  12:00 Noon – 2:00 p.m. “Words without actions are unacceptable. Returning to the status quo is no longer an option. It is time to replace racism, hate, violence, inequality, and the fickle application of the law with a reality in which […]

Statement from the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara

Statement from the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara The Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara (MLKSB) is appalled and saddened by the death of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others who have met an untimely death.  Unfortunately, deaths of this nature have occurred routinely in African-American […]

Statement from the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles

Statement from the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles The community of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles wishes to express its grief and outrage at the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others who have lost their lives in the carnage wrought by systemic oppression and injustice. We in our […]

A Statement from the Board of Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association

A Statement from the Board of Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association    We as a cultural group of Africanist people have been in an intergenerational struggle for our lives that does not seem like it will ever end. Our lives have evolved as a cultural collective that emerged from the African Holocaust, and we are […]

SBCAMFT- PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

SBCAMFT- PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE   Hello Dear Santa Barbara CAMFT Community, The Board of SBCAMFT would like to reach out to our membership with a message of commitment and support during this time of unrest. We stand together with Black Lives Matter, because as individuals we are inextricably connected to one another. Anything less, is to disavow […]

COVID 19 and underlying racial conditions: a depth psychological perspective with Dr. Fanny Brewster – Part 2

#text-block-5 { margin-bottom:0px; text-align:left; } COVID 19 and underlying racial conditions: a depth psychological perspective with Dr. Fanny Brewster (Part 2) The work of consciousness requires embodiment. Those who protest are powerfully showing us consciousness in action. In gratitude for their courage. We revolt because we cannot breathe. —Frantz Fanon From a depth psychological perspective, [...]

Charles Caldwell – George Floyd, George Floyd, George Floyd

George Floyd George Floyd. George Floyd. George Floyd. I have been saying his name aloud since the terrible news of his death. I want him to be witnessed, I want to witness him. Through times both blurry-eyed and reflective. In rage and in weariness.  These past terrifying days, I have been filled with a profound […]

Carolyn Finney – The perils of being black in public: we are all Christian Cooper and George Floyd

The perils of being black in public: we are all Christian Cooper and George Floyd Too often, by default, black people are perceived as threats to white people’s physical safety. We need fundamental, consequential and absolute change by Carolyn Finney   In the summer of 1997, I lived in Seattle. I worked at a temp […]

Bennie Harris – The Fallacy of a Post-Racial America

The Fallacy of a Post-Racial America by Bennie Harris It is Wednesday, June 3rd, 1:15am, the third night of the countywide curfew in Los Angeles. I am up looking out the windows for the third night in a row, listening to the silence. It had not occurred to me on the previous two nights, but […]

Pacifica Graduate Institute:  Statement on Addressing Systemic Racism

Pacifica Graduate Institute:  Statement on Addressing Systemic Racism At Pacifica Graduate Institute, we are deeply distressed and aggrieved by the senseless, on-going violence directed at black members of our communities.  We grieve Mr. George Floyd’s death as the latest hate-motivated tragedy in a society riven by dehumanization and lack of empathy for fellow citizens based […]

Dr. William James Jones – The Pain

The Pain I’m exhausted from the pain. The pain of injustice, the pain of racism, the pain of America’s history toward men and women of color, the pain of violence. I’m exhausted from the pain of ubiquitous silence from those in power and privilege to advocate true reform. I’m exhausted from demanding change. This is […]

PGIAA President Harry Grammer – George Floyd Statement

PGIAA President Harry Grammer – George Floyd Statement “The death of George Floyd in the wake of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Botham Jean and hundreds of recent others is ghastly reminder that black lives have yet to matter. Two generations have passed since the march on Washington and unfortunately the fight for […]

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