Allies Are Important

I led a report-back on a South, Central, and West Asian-heritage workshop and shared information about the role of allies.

No group can free itself without allies. We need each other to move forward. We can be stronger allies by building deeper relationships, not just containing restimulation. We can listen to people’s anger and stay and work through hard things.

Allies to South, Central, and West Asian-heritage people can learn about the history of our region and the role of Islamophobia in justifying the military-industrial complex.

The workshop had helped me, an Indian man, see more clearly how the work isn’t just about my individual liberation. It’s also about confronting the broader oppressions and confusions in the world. It’s about the many places where I can be an ally and what I can do to be a better one.

Bikku Kuruvila

Berkeley, California, USA

Reprinted from the RC e-mail discussion list for leaders of South, Central, and West Asian-heritage people

(Present Time 190, January 2018)

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