In March, 2020, our St. Paul group transitioned to weekly online meetings. In the document “recovery_meeting_online,” you’ll find an updated version of our meeting outline, as we’ve adapted it for online forums. After the meeting outline (which can be read by the same or rotating facilitator, week after week), the remaining pages of the document include short bios of white anti-racists who have gone before us…which serves as part of our meeting rituals, designed to motivate us to take action and fight for social change in tangible ways.
The document “recovery_from_white_conditioning_one_pager” is the welcome page we hand out to any new member who joins our group…as part of conveying the spirit of our recovery journey and some of the core values that guide the work.
The 4th Step worksheet is available for use any time, particularly during a 4th step meeting, to support “journeying boldly inward.”
And lastly: the book_recovery_from_white_conditioning.pdf (below) is the Recovery text we use to ground us in our weekly meetings. Feel free to download it for free and use it in your meetings. Printed versions of the book “Recovery from White Conditioning” are currently available for purchase on amazon.com; a Kindle version is also available for $0.99. https://www.amazon.com/Recovery-White-Conditioning-Combs/dp/1977820565/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=recovery+from+white+conditioning&qid=1591746398&sr=8-1 (All proceeds will go to local BIPOC-led organizations.)
We wholeheartedly invite white brothers, sisters, and siblings to join us and experience our weekly recovery meeting, if your schedule allows. (Contact us through the website for prompt access to the Zoom link.) If not, we hope you’ll review and apply these materials in your own circle.
Please feel free to reach out any time with questions, as we strive to build healthy, loving, white anti-racist community, committed to self-reflection that drives action for racial justice.