Presentation on theme: "Where do we go from here? Chaos or community?. Where are we now? Lord, girl, theres only 2 or 3 things I know for sure. She put her head back, grinned."— Presentation transcript:
Where do we go from here? Chaos or community?
Where are we now? Lord, girl, theres only 2 or 3 things I know for sure. She put her head back, grinned and made a small impatient noise. Her eyes glittered as bright as a sun reflecting off the scales of a cottonmouths back. She spat once and shrugged. Only 2 or 3 things. Thats right. she said. Of course its never the same things, and Im never as sure as Id like to be. Two or Three Things I Know for Sure by Dorothy Alison
One thing Im sure about racism is… What makes you certain? What could make you change your mind?
Why are people poor? What are the structures in place that keep people poor? What are the stereotypes about poor people?
Why do schools fail? What are the structures in place that allow schools to fail? What are the stereotypes about schools that fail?
Why are some students low achievers? What are the structures in place that support their level of achievement? What are the stereotypes about low achievers?
Tools of Non-violent Change How do we apply pressure to the system Acts of witness Education of self and others, Politics Boycott Economics
So where can we make a difference? Acts of Kindness and Justice 1.Caring and compassion 2.Fairness 3.Respect 4.Honesty 5.Non-violence 6.Responsibility 7.Service to the community 8.Moral courage