BRENÉ BROWN, Research Professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, in a recent interview with Krista Tippett:
…true belonging is a type of belonging that never requires us to be inauthentic or change who we are, but a type of belonging that demands who we are — that we be who we are — even when we jeopardize connection with other people, even when we have to say, “I disagree…”
An excerpt from the 2015 poem by Rita Wong entitled “Declaration of Intent,”featured in the upcoming Watershed Discipleship anthology published by Wipf & Stock, edited by Ched Myers and Elaine Enns of Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries:
Let the colonial borders be seen for the pretensions they are
i hereby honour what the flow of water teaches us Continue reading
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From a recent New York Times Magazine interview with Eileen Myles:
NY Times Magazine: Many people would be surprised to hear that according to you, poetry is alive and well in America. Our national political conversation has recently seen some rather unpoetic lurches to the right. How do you make sense of that?
Myles: Poetry always, always, always is a key piece of democracy. It’s like the un-Trump: The poet is the charismatic loser. You’re the fool in Shakespeare; you’re the loose cannon. As things get worse, poetry gets better, because it becomes more necessary.
Delegates to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit held on October 24-27, 1991, in Washington DC, drafted and adopted 17 principles of Environmental Justice. Since then, The Principles have served as a defining document for the growing grassroots movement for environmental justice. Continue reading
By Bill Wylie-Kellermann
The Detroit Public Schools are being dismantled by design and effectively looted. Though Detroiters and the elected school board are consistently blamed for their demise, for twelve of the last fifteen years DPS has been under state control.
Mother Helen Moore, an attorney who heads the Education Task Force has become notorious for her fight on behalf of the schools, and tells the story over and over in community meetings. It’s well documented. Continue reading