Can Women Raise Boys to be Men? 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 trouble traditional gender norms, but I could not have been more wrong. As the questions from the audience started rolling in to ask these young men how they “survived the hood,” navigated challenging school systems, and issues of [...]
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(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 exclusively relegated to romance and familial relations. However, through personal reflection and a review of interdisciplinary literature, I argue that normative discourses on love are not innocuous, but instead hegemonic and [...]
#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 my humanity that are buried deep within my memories to tease out what it means to live forever between oppression and liberation. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1077800416667689 [...]
The Gardarev Center “The Gardarev Center has a strong commitment to justice and the arts as a vehicle for its expression. After fellows benefit from the nurturance the Center provides, they leave renewed and infused with the kind of healing creative power that can change the world.” Jack Kornfield, Spirit Rock Meditation Center (California) Our Vision. We believe that solutions to some of society’s most intractable problems, like racism, sexism, homophobia, environmental degradation, other forms of discrimination and areas of social concern, are born when cross disciplinary, multicultural groups of people are brought together and given the [...]