Stopping the Clock: A Remembrance Ritual for Black People
We are Stopping the Clock to hold space for us to acknowledge our loss and honor our grief at a moment when we can't breathe with SOUL.
As we collectively face a pandemic disproportionately affecting Black folks and "racism [that] is as pernicious as ever" (Roxane Gay, The New York Times) we are offering a Remembrance Ritual for Black Loss, Black Love and Black Lives. In this sacred ritual space, we can mourn and grieve, to weep, wail and cry. We can acknowledge our sorrow and pain. Our heartache and heartbreak. We be still long enough to truly feel exactly what is we are feeling. We can remember those we have lost. And, what we have lost. We recognize our capacity for healing and restoration, resilience and resistance. We are holding space for community, compassion and connection. We are holding space for love.