racial justice
Colorful butterfly mural over brick wall

030 Doing the Do Pt. 3 – Experiments In Building The World As It Should Be

Lately, I have been sitting in rooms with creative people pondering one of the toughest questions I meet in my work: What do we need to do today to survive in the world as it is, while building the world as it should be?
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029 Doing the Do Pt. 2 – Equity Is Transformation

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.
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Youth fighting for racial justice

At 15: What would you say to teachers about racism?

“When you were 15, what would you have said to your teachers about racism?” This was the question I found myself pondering on a recent afternoon in the basement meeting room of Lewiston Public High School listening to a racial justice presentation from a group of strong, and inspiring young women from the 21st Century after-school program preparing for a workshop with their teachers. These women were about to stand i
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Other people's food

Making the hard choice of curiosity over defensiveness

In one of his podcasts a few months ago Dan Pashman, host of WNYC’s The Sporkful, tried to improve upon Bibimbap by suggesting ways the traditional Korean dish could be jazzed up. While many folks liked his ideas, some found them offensive. As one Korean-American listener put it: It was like Dan was telling his grandmother how to be sexier. Why the pushback? I’d have to say I can understand it. As a perso
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