Seattle has awarded $1.37 million to a nonprofit so that members can "heal from multigenerational trauma." You read that right. In total, the award went to 32 local BIPOC nonprofit leaders. The organization's executive director stated the following: "a multicultural collaborative of 240-plus nonprofit executive directors across Washington State," Based on a press release, 20 leaders and the organizations they lead will receive $60,000 each to take three-month sabbaticals to cover their salary and benefits during that time. Other members will receive one-month sabbaticals on top of that. Apparently, the people who receive these awards will also receive coaching about how to enjoy their time off and control their finances during their time off. [tweet_embed]November 24, 2022[/tweet_embed] Jodi Nishioka, co-founder and co-executive director of the BIPOC ED Coalition, spoke about the program in a press release stating, "BIPOC leaders need rest and restoration to heal from multigenerational trauma and years of nonstop working on behalf of their communities to recharge for the work ahead." The press release also detailed how award winners would spend their time resting. "This sabbatical will support me in healing from the trauma I have endured doing this work as an undocumented, queer woman of color during the most violent times of our generation. My vision is to show up for me as I have shown up for others," said Brenda Rodríguez Lopez from the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network. Others in the organization who received awards also felt comfortable sharing how they would spend their time off. Pinar Sinopoulos-Lloyd of Queer Nature said, "project characterized by environmental and nature-based education, public mysticism & scholarship, and social sculpture based in the Northwestern US and Intermountain West." Many people are getting a free vacation on the taxpayer's dime in Seattle. The announcement of this award has been met with a mixture of frustration and bemusement by many. People don't understand how something like this could move forward, yet here we are.