The Feeling of History

Hattie introduced herself to me in the courtroom pew. “I’m from Athol,” she said. “Nothing ever happens here.” Then Lawyer Luke gave his opening statement and I thought, “Whoa, this feels history-making!”

A cameraman from the local Channel 22 News (WWLP) was set up in the Orange District Court on…

Could Unionizing Be Good for Sign Language Interpreting?

First of all, just to establish context: we don’t know if unionizing would be good, and if so, in what ways.

There are some basic questions to explore:

  1. Historically, what is the experience of Deaf people in Unions? Were they discriminated against due to audism and pathological perspectives or did…

World Problems and Human Potential

Engaging white people around whiteness is a challenge. Claudia Rankine, Eula Biss, and Krista Tippett suggest white people may need to do work among ourselves before we’re fit to be successful doing interracial work that tears down the institutional structures of white savagery.

I’d like to learn, in collaboration with…

Reflections from a proud Southern woman.

This is a Facebook post from Rose Sampley, originally posted on August 17, 2017. It’s been shared over 36,000 times in less than a week.

I am a proud Southern woman. I drink sweet tea like nobody’s business, know the difference between a Western and English saddle, and can make…

A mom recounts the experience of counter-protesting

White nationalists and neo-Nazis clash with counter-protesters as they enter Lee Park during the ‘Unite the Right’ rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

This piece was written by Patty Nourse Culbertson, who was in Charlottesville as a nonviolent resistor to Unite The Right. It is powerful. The only amendments to what she wrote are some added subheadings and paragraph breaks, and minor edits for the sake of clarity.

Patty says, “I posted this…

stephanie jo kent

exploring the resilience factor in human systems

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