Bicentennial Video created by the Washington DC Community and referred to in the Report: Addressing Race, Class, and Culture. Reflections on Baha'i Institutional Efforts in Washington DC.
MANA video played as intro to MANA performance at the Baha'i Conference in Sydney, Australia, Jan 24, 2009. It explains how MANA started and what they are about. MANA is a Baha'i inspired music and cultural arts group based in Australia. The group aims to record one CD for every Ruhi book to be used as a resource for the institute process. MANA currently has 4 CDs and more on the way.
Music video of the song "Backbiting" from the first Album of Mana, Polynesian Baha'i youth arts group, which put to music quotations from the Baha'i Ruhi Books
Changing the World Through Music
George Fraser talks about the danger of black people being disconnected. We are powerless in disconnection. The European value system is based on individualism and it is keeping up powerless.
“The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it—and then dismantle it,” writes professor Ibram X. Kendi. This is the essence of antiracism: the action that must follow both emotional and intellectual awareness of racism. Explore what an antiracist society might look like, how we can play an active role in building it, and what being an antiracist in your own context might mean.
Dr, Claud Anderson, President of PowerNomics Corporation of America has the plan to put Black America on it's feet to economic independence. And has a wealth of experience to back up his claims. Acclaimed author Dr. Claud Anderson has held the highest positions in federal and state government and politics.
Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, joins Mikah Sargent to talk about her new book 'Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code.' They discuss how emerging technologies can reinforce and amplify racial biases and ways we could solve this problem. Buy "Race After Technology": https://amzn.to/2Bj8ICE
I been walkin' with my face turned to the sun
Weight on my shoulders, bullet in my gun
Oh, I got eyes in the back of my head just in case I have to run
I do what I can when I can while I can for my people
While the clouds roll back and the stars fill the night
That's when I'm gonna stand up
Take my people with me
Together we are going to a brand new home
Far across the river
Can you hear freedom calling?
Calling me to answer
Gonna keep on keepin' on
I can feel it in my bones
Layli Miller-Muro speaking at the Association for Bahá'í Studies Speech – 2017 Race, Gender, and Immigration: Working towards Equality while Avoiding Partisan Politics QUOTATIONS
Quotations on Social Justice
1. In a specific message to America, Shoghi Effendi spoke about the “onrushing calamities,” “cataclysmic forces that are to convulse human society,” He says that, “Humanity, heedless and impenitent, is admittedly hovering on the edge of an awful abyss, ready to precipitate itself into that titanic struggle, that crucible whose chastening fires alone can and will weld its antagonistic elements of race, class, religion and nation into one coherent system, one world commonwealth. (See resources for printed version)