by Relando Thompkins-Jones · Feb 16, 2014
Tags: Stand Your Ground
Written by Relando Thompkins-Jones
I’m a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities.
“Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian” is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.
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I was at an art exhibit in Chicago recently and these pieces from 1972 and 1973 caught my eye. Description: The pieces… “subvert the authority of the US dollar by swapping out its patriotic images and slogans for others they feel more accurately capture the American spirit: the national motto is replaced with “In Evil We Trust”, the Lincoln Memorial from the five-dollar bill barely visible under what is apparently a pile of excrement, and a bloated Nixon takes Ben Franklin’s Place.” Art as social commentary. Art is social commentary. Ubuntu, From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones Subscribe to My Notebook
On the 1st of each month, I share links to some of the best posts from my blog, Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian. Here are selected notes from October 2017. “Positive Vibes Only” “Positive Vibes Only” Identity Identity More notes from the archives can be found on The Best Of N.A.H. page. Ubuntu, From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones Subscribe to My Notebook
“The Social Justice Training Institute provides a forum for the professional and personal development of social justice educators and practitioners to enhance and refine their skills and competencies to create greater inclusion for all members of the campus community.” I am looking forward to increasing my own personal growth and professional development as a member of Cohort 38 of The Social Justice Training Institute this December. I’ll share my take-aways here or at Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian. Ubuntu, From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones Subscribe to My Notebook