Guardians of Peace in the Galaxy: Being an Ally as a Jedi

Written by Kai-An Tatok/Katie Mock of California Jedi for the 2015 Indiana Gathering. 

*This workshop was delivered first at the 2015 Indiana Gathering, and I am making the handout available for download below. Please give credit where credit is due.*

“With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured…the first thought forbidden…the first freedom denied – chains us all, irrevocably.” –Judge Aaron Satie, The Drumhead, Star Trek:TNG

Jedi are the guardians of peace in the galaxy.

Jedi use their powers to defend and to protect.

Jedi respect all life, in any form.

Jedi serve others rather than ruling over them, for the good of the galaxy.

Jedi seek to improve themselves through knowledge and training. 

Allies are people who use their own power (the power drawn from areas of societal privilege) for the people without that privilege by educating themselves, taking responsibility, and doing something about societal patterns of injustice.

Jedi are “guardians of peace” who “defend and protect” others. Jedi “respect all life, in any form”, meaning that when we “defend and protect” and “serve others, rather than ruling over them”, it must be to protect all instead of just some. To do this to the best of our ability we must “improve ourselves through knowledge and training”. One might say this definition of how a Jedi acts is the same as being an ally.

Download the full handout given at the original workshop here: AllyWorkshop.

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