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allyship, community, and tools for change: social justice summit keynote (part 3 of 3).

This is last part of a keynote I gave in October at CSU San Marcos’s student Social Justice Summit. It’s long so I’ve split it into three installments – best to start with parts… 4,111 more words


Shannen Koostachin, First Nation Activist

Today we will talk about Shannen Koostachin, a first nation activist in Canada.

Season 2 Episode 2 (Published 1/17/18)
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Too often, the definition of activism is far too narrow. This is because people have certain ideas about activism lodged in their head. They think activism means a certain thing, when in fact it can and does mean many different things. 561 more words

Black folks: your reluctance to react to racism doesn’t make you more sensible than thou

Being black in a world that perpetually undermines and denies our humanity is an arduous task. As the late James Baldwin once said, “to be a Negro in this country (America) and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.” The more life experience and knowledge I acquire, the more this sentiment presents itself as a common theme in my life. 543 more words


Giving Up to Stay Positive: Why I Dropped Whole 30 (and don’t regret it one bit)

How many of you made resolutions for 2018? It’s a fair bet most of you did. I certainly did as I feel like even if I don’t succeed with every resolution, it helps me see what to focus on in the upcoming year. 472 more words


Two Different Dreams: The American Dream and MLK's Dream

The American Dream: The set of ideals (democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity and equality) in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success. A promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all people. 1,292 more words

Book review: Bury the Chains, by Adam Hochschild

Bury the Chains is a history of the abolition movement in Britain. The ending of the slave trade in the British Empire is one of the great stories of activism, and it is retold here with a fine balance between historical detail and pacy narrative. 723 more words