Listen people into existence.When in doubt, delight in their face.Healing racism is about real people that end up loving each other and being in a relationship. These are some of my notes from a workshop on listening as an act of inclusion and social justice that I hosted last month at Oakland University with the … Continue reading Listen Them Into Existence
I've been doing this activity in my media and storytelling class for a few semesters. My inspiration comes from reading through the work of Beverly Daniel Tatum, though there are many iterations of this exercise. I am always moved by my students' willingness to share and honesty. Answers entered by students at Oakland University during … Continue reading Racial Identity Development… Earlier?
Some reflection that came to me first thing in the morning: I am Romanian. I grew up not having much, aware I had less than others, under Communism. I have survivor guilt: Why me? Why did I make it? I have met barriers - sexual harassment, sexism, xenophobia, and age discrimination - growing up, in … Continue reading Morning Reflection, Critical Positioning