Wednesday, September 26, 2012

We Begin our Second Workshop: Undoing Racism Tonight

Well, once again I am learning and re-learning about the construction of race in the United States, and within the very institutions that support art making practices. I experienced this powerful workshop in New Orleans this summer as part of the UBW Summer Leadership Institute. The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond has such a powerful message to convey - we cannot change the world by ourselves. We need healthy networks of people who are able to think outside of boxes and bring forth change in the world through finding our common humanity - a humanity that can talk together about ongoing racism in the world. Difficult discussions ahead for tonight, but I go with an open heart and desire to listen deeply.

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