Category Archives: poetry

We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical (2020)

by Amy Schatz, Diane Kolyer, Sara Rodriguez (Producers) Meditation & Movie Awakin Circle Every year in Oakland, CA, hundreds of pre-K through 12th grade students compete in the Martin Luther King Oratorical Festival, performing a mix of published and original … Continue reading

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Meteor Shower

by Clint Smith I read somewhere that meteor showersare almost always named after the constellations from whichthey originate. It’s funny, I think, how even the universe is telling usthat we can never get too far from the place that created … Continue reading

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The Cave

by Paul Tran

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I Hope

by Resistance Revival Chorus, Meah Pace By Resistance Revival Chorus which is a collective of more than 60 women, and non-binary singers,  who join together to breath joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center women’s voices. … Continue reading

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Be a Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud

by Dr. Maya Angelou There is an African American song 19th Century, which,  is so great.  It says: “when it looked like the sun wasn’t shining anymore, God put a rainbow in the clouds” Imagine!  I’ve had so many rainbows … Continue reading

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Earth Touching

by Thich Nhat Hanh Here is the foot of a tree.Here is an empty, quiet place.Here is a small sitting cushion.Here is the cool green of the grass.My child, why don’t you sit down? Sit upright.
Sit with solidity.
Sit in peace.
Don’t … Continue reading

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Kindness is Free

by Olutayo Ifedayo Victor No one noticed or even cared when the richest man in my community died. Everyone went about their normal way of life. It was as if nothing had happened at all. On the day of his … Continue reading

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Just a Garden Away: A Song About Returning to the Basics

By Aaron & Chaya Ableman Song offered by Aaron to Awakin Oakland on April 16, 2020. If the earth can’t breathe, I can’t breathe!So, what else to do but build a garden?Raising our youth in a bed of soil and … Continue reading

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Privilege as a White Person…

By DEMCAST Staff Opinion editorial created by DEMCAST staff and posted on 5/29/2020 with videos for each of the brothers & sisters (RIP) mentioned in this Op-Ed.

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Perdonar a tu persona / Forgive Your Persona

por A. Sánchez Ferrer [English below] El perdón sucede en la Conciencia.  Deja de intentar cambiarte, corregirte, mejorarte, comportarte como crees que se espera de ti. Tras ese intento solo se esconde la idea de que eres erróneo. La idea … Continue reading

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