Books

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Halee Kirkwood: A Sense of Belonging

Place is defined by the stories we tell, and each place has a story that must be told.

  • 03/25/2021
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View: Accountability, Punishment & Cancel Culture

Punishment culture encourages the view that an individual deserves harm — that the individual person is a “bad” person. Punishment marks someone as not worthy of belonging.

  • 03/09/2021
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Learning How to Be an Ally: Reforming Policing & Punishment

How do we reimagine the work of reducing poverty, supporting mental health services, and dealing with trauma to minimize substance abuse and violence, in order to diminish the need for police to step in as an end to those consequences?

  • 02/25/2021
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Mary Moore Easter: On the Page, In the World

In my fear, I was convinced that if I could amass a group of Black women, the sight of us would bring this dangerously behaving man to his senses.

  • 02/25/2021
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Interactive Book Discussion Guide: “The New Jim Crow,” by Michelle Alexander

If this new format elicits reactions, we will continue with this book in subsequent discussion guides, and apply this concept to other books in the future.

  • 02/20/2021
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Finding Wholeness in Fragments, Again

During the pandemic I began seeing even more potential in fragments, particularly as they reflect the innately feminist act of finding the whole in the part.

  • 01/21/2021
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Judie Junkie Blues, part 2

We continue our series of sci-fi installments from local author Stephani Maari Booker. “Judie Junkie Blues” is appearing in three monthly installments. Find Part 1 here.

  • 12/23/2020
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Reading in Tough Times

As winter approaches, and the challenges of a year like no other continue to test us, we look for comfort wherever we can find it.

  • 11/25/2020
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Wholeness Is…

In this time of COVID, enduring the relative isolation, I have thought about the lessons in patience and sheer endurance in Korea’s origin story.

  • 10/25/2020
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Releasing Secrets

I began to write, and reach out to, and speak up for those who share dark experiences.

  • 10/24/2020

Intergenerational Perspective: Claudia Rankine and White Gatekeeping

White America has been in the business of creating false narratives and repressing all contrary evidence “since the time they had to justify turning people into property.”

  • 09/30/2020
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Extremism vs. Democracy

“What people look like … is the visible cue to their caste. It is the historic flash card to the public of how they are to be treated, where they are expected to live, what kinds of positions they are expected to hold…”

  • 09/22/2020