I think on the continuum toward advocacy I am between awareness and Active. I am beginning to speak up to my white friends and colleagues when see unconscious bias or when I hear uninformed comments. The more I listen to the pain of black people and oppressed people, the more I bear witness to the horror of what it is to be black in this country, the more I see how rotten the foundation ion this country is, built own genocide and slavery and racism and white privilege and inhumanity and dehumanization, the less I find myself able to be quiet and not say anything. I notice that I am having difficult conversations and finding ways of staying connected to myself and other people as we talk about witness and raise out awareness about whiteness and as we call each other out. I see that if I want to be a person of integrity then I have t move toward advocacy for to be a witness to this type of brutality and racial oppression , to see it clearly, and then to do nothing, means to be out of integrity. And I am beginning to find a language for this, that I do not have to be reactive to people who are not seeing these things yet, but I can ask come questions and share what I see and know and have learned with passion and heart but not attacking the person which is counterproductive. And I have a long way to go, more to learn, and more skills to develop, so I can be skilled in knowing how to have such conversations and so I can have enough information to present the case for this kind of privilege and oppression and its historical antecedents.