Challenge Tradition

Years ago in the mastermind, I asked members to challenge traditions embedded in their community. Often, traditions continue to exist without an examination of their purpose. What is the tradition for? Does it still deliver on its promise? When we have the courage to...
Five Fabulous Social Justice Quotes

Five Fabulous Social Justice Quotes

I’ve been an educator since 2001. Teaching with social justice was always at the heart of my classroom. I taught about child labor to my sixth grade students. In high school we dismantled systemic racism and explored feminist critical theory. Now I help school...
But why are they protesting?

But why are they protesting?

Most people agree that racism is wrong and police brutality must be eradicated. Fewer people support the protests — adversaries focus on the violence, looting, and the destruction of property. But the protests and the violence around them are not the same thing....
The police murdered my student

The police murdered my student

Systemic racism is at the forefront of most people’s minds. In my own network, I’ve been let down by silent friends and colleagues, as well as those arguing that the Black Lives Matter cause is a lie. This upset me so much I tried to engage with logic and...
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Today I’m launching a series of special episodes given the systemic racism and police brutality we have seen and continue to see in the USA. Today (June 5) is Breonna Taylor’s birthday. She would have been 27, but police shot her while she slept bed. They...