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1303, 2020

What is Love? Part Two: Love & Power

By |March 13th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Community|

What is love? Part 2 Love & Power Watch as we continue our conversation with Dr. Durryle Brooks about the typical narratives around love and what that perpetuates in our society regarding who is deserving of love. What are the consequences of these narratives?

2611, 2018

#Metoo: Reflections From a Male Sexual Assault Survivor

By |November 26th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

#Metoo: Reflections From a Male Sexual Assault Survivor November 26, 2017 by Durryle Brooks Leave a Comment Given the current political context and the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, I believe we are in a particular moment in history where the world is getting to see how pervasive sexual abuse is within our country. I remember Donald Trump’s 2005 tape in which bragged about [...]

1710, 2018

Healing Ourselves: Moving From Trauma to Healing

By |October 17th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

Healing Ourselves: Moving From Trauma to Healing October 17, 2018 by Durryle Brooks Five years researching love and I have found a fascinating dynamic. When I asked Black Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender activists, organizers, and educators about love, I notice narratives of trauma emerge as a prominent theme in their lives. Little did I know that reading their narratives of trauma would begin to [...]

1012, 2017

Can Women Raise Boys to be Men?

By |December 10th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Can Women Raise Boys to be Men? December 10, 2017 by Durryle Brooks Just a little while back I attended an event that was exploring masculinity broadly, but with an emphasis on Black masculinity. There was a panel discussion composed of young African-American teenagers with their moms and it was moderated by a man who mentors young guys. This event I thought was supposed to [...]

805, 2017

Re)conceptualizing Love: Moving Towards a Critical Theory of Love in Education for Social Justice

By |May 8th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

(Re)conceptualizing Love: Moving Towards a Critical Theory of Love in Education for Social Justice. Abstract Through reflection on critical incident involving a social justice educator, this reflexive essay examines the role of love and its implications on social justice education, pedagogy, and praxis. Within the U.S. context, there is a considerable misunderstanding of what love is. Normative discourse on love within in our society is almost [...]

1409, 2016

Critical Memories: A Black-Queer-Christian Dilemma (Re)Experienced in Five Flashbacks.

By |September 14th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

#Critical Memories: A Black-Queer-Christian Dilemma (Re)Experienced in Five Flashbacks. September 14, 2016 This autoethnographic performance life piece captures my early adolescent dilemmas with my Black-queer-Christian identities. Told through five flashbacks, I conjure critical moments turned critical memories to explore and unpack my struggle with the dichotomy of secular versus sacred and the holy versus profane. Ultimately, this life piece seeks to excavate the remnants of [...]

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