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Listen to the exercise from 31:45- 33:50
What does accountability really mean? How do we do this?
Consider the five key elements of accountability from Danielle Sered’s Until We Reckon:
acknowledging responsibility for one’s actions
acknowledging the impact of one’s actions on others
expressing genuine remorse
taking actions to repair the harm to the degree possible, and guided when feasible by the people harmed, or ‘doing sorry’
no longer committing similar harm.
Our existence is fractal. The impacts of our presence ripple far beyond ourselves.
::: Consider your role in activating accountability on a systemic level. How can you build concentric circles of accountability that ripple through and beyond yourself? In your exploration of this question check out, The Case for Reparations by TA-NEHISI COATES.