Notes You May Have Missed Vol. 14

Published on the last Thursday of each month, Notes You May Have Missed features selected notes from the past and present.

These notes serve as an introduction for new readers of N.A.H. and as a recap for regular visitors.

Non-Religious Belief ≠ Lack of Morality

“In my experience Christianity is often assumed, and admitting that one is not Christian, and living it out does not go without its consequences, one being for me at least, that it is sometimes difficult to find community, even within communities of color because of it.”

Playing Oppression Olympics Gets Us Nowhere On The Road To Equity

“To me, looking at people in the LGBT community as being entirely separate in that comparison excludes the experiences of people of color in that community who have to learn to survive with racism, and deal with homophobia and other effects of heterosexism that can come from people who are white, and institutions run by people who are white, as well as from other people of color within their own communities.”

Considering Age as a Shared Identity Creates Opportunities for Empathy

Considering age as a transitional, shared identity creates opportunities for empathy, appreciation, and positive social change. Moving from a framework that devalues folks based on age to one that appreciates them; moving from a framework that assumes that “we have it” based on our age and perspective, to one that recognizes that generationally, each of us has knowledge and strengths to contribute as well as things to learn from each other can open the door for affirming inter-generational exchanges. Getting there will involve us examining ourselves.”

Safe Spaces for Everyone: Radio Interview on Street Harassment

“This past Sunday, I had an opportunity to be a guest on the Talk 2 Q Radio Show with my colleague Holly Kearl, founder of the non-profit organization Stop Street Harassment to discuss the issue of gender based Street Harassment.

Check out our interview, and share your thoughts in the comment section. (Warning: Some language might be offensive)”

Thank you for your readership and sharing.


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones

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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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