SRQ Strong is committed to addressing structural sources of trauma like poverty and racism by developing position statements on key policy issues, mobilizing community participation, and joining with other organizations to take political action.
The trauma of living in a racist society affects us all. Our founding principles emphasize acting with urgency to end racism and to heal ourselves and each other from its impact. SRQ Strong is a member of the Manasota Anti-Racism Coalition. We urge our members to learn more about racial trauma, and to sign the recent call for action to organize against racism and white supremacy.
The Environment and Climate Change The destruction of our natural environment is an assault on the life-support system we share with all beings - a new form of trauma that threatens our very existence. Like racism, it results from a mind-set based on domination. SRQ Strong is working to develop solutions that include healing, resilience, and a new form of consciousness. We have endorsed the policy position of the International Transformational Resilience Coalition.
This workshop is designed for parents of children ages 7-12 who are newcomers to anti-racism work. The workshop includes 3-1hr Zoom sessions a week apart, with homework to be conducted between sessions.
The goals are to:
Sarah Hu is an educator, mother, volunteer, flag football coach, college advisor, and mentor to first-generation college applicants. She is a Sarasota-native and a veteran public school teacher.
Dr. Thomas William (Bill) Clyburn is a retired psychological sociologist with extensive experience in developing online start-up programs in higher education. He has spoken widely about race, racial and cultural identity, and criminal justice.