“This has been a year with a lot of unrest and upheaval. But that is how change happens. So I am hoping, optimistically, that in the long run when … we get through to the other side of this tumultuous year, we’ll see it was a gateway to some necessary conversations.”Claudia Lawrence
Claudia Lawrence talks about “self-care” and outreach to Native Americans during Native American Heritage Month
Sound’s Diversity & Inclusion Team Lead, Kevin Henry interviewed Native American Race and Social Justice Advocate Claudia Lawrence who shared cogent advice on self-care during these disquieting times.
Many of us are affected by the turmoil surrounding the election, the country’s ongoing racial strife, and the life-altering effects of the COVID pandemic. Claudia decreases her stress by unplugging from technology and re-plugging into nature. “A hike through nature can do wonders,” she says. Claudia also talked about the Black Lives Matter movement, her views on the events surrounding CHAZ, and CHOP in Seattle, and how to connect with Native Americans and Indigenous people in the region. Claudia has worked with the Seattle Indian Health Board, Seattle Against Slavery and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
November is Native American Heritage Month. Watch the 25-minute interview below.