Brass Tacks: Walking towards Racial Justice in Rural Communities One perspective from the ground with Adam Mason, State Policy Director, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Brass Tacks is our labor of love – answering your toughest questions on taking your big ideas and putting them into action each month. View Brass Tacks Archive
How many times have you seen an organization, or group of people say:We are all about equity. We are going to learn a bunch about how to be more equitable in our work. But, we are largely going to confine that knowledge to subjects we have pre-determined pertain to equity. And at the end of the project we will largely will be the same people and organization we were at the start.
Brass Tacks: Taking Risks With Reiney Lin, Organizer, Educator, Consultant Brass Tacks is our labor of love – answering your toughest questions on taking your big ideas and putting them into action each month. View Brass Tacks Archive
My favored response is something like: If I tell you I'm not an expert, then in this moment of patriarchy and misogyny, I'm relinquishing a piece of my own power. And if I tell you why I am an expert then I'm going against the very pedagogy that I believe will serve you best on your journey. I'm not here to hold something - knowledge, experience, identity, whatever - over you.