Lorrell, Gary, IN Chapter, Black Lives Matter

Our collective Black Joy is probably best described by our end-of-meeting ritual. We all stand in a close circle and someone begins by saying a few words about how they are feeling in the moment. After sharing, they place their right hand on the back/shoulder of the person next to them and say, 'I got your back.' They leave their hand there, and the next person takes their turn until we make our way around the whole circle. At the end of this ritual, we are all connected physically and say out loud, together, 'I got your back.' It is incredibly affirming to love on each other consistently in every meeting.

Our collective Black Joy is probably best described by our end-of-meeting ritual. We all stand in a close circle and someone begins by saying a few words about how they are feeling in the moment. After sharing, they place their right hand on the back/shoulder of the person next to them and say, 'I got your back.' They leave their hand there, and the next person takes their turn until we make our way around the whole circle. At the end of this ritual, we are all connected physically and say out loud, together, 'I got your back.' It is incredibly affirming to love on each other consistently in every meeting.

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