Ending Violence Through Radical Love: Notes from the 2017 A Call To Men Conference

I had an opportunity to attend the national A CALL TO MEN Conference in Minnesota this year. These are just a few notes I managed to jot down from the morning keynote talk by Dr. Beth Ritchie Director, Institute of Research on Race & Public Policy, University of Illinois – Chicago Intersectionality has to be the framework we’re using when addressing violence. We need an antiracist, queer positive, class informed community involved vision of what ending gender violence looks like. Shift the discussion about oppression and masculinity in a fuller way. We have to think beyond what we usually talk about….

Best of N.A.H. August 2017

On the 1st of each month, I share links to some of the best posts from my blog, Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian. Here is a selected note from August 2017. Community Community More notes from the archives can be found on The Best Of N.A.H. page. Ubuntu, From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW Subscribe to My Notebook

The Climate

The Climate Although they tell me different, I can see it and feel it. I am telling you… it’s raining over here. I was told “Get Dressed for the party. You’ll have a good time”. There’s no party in here. Someone told me a lie. They’re still lying to others, not telling the truth. I can see it and feel it. In my life lies the proof. Although they tell me different, I can see it and feel it. I am telling you… it’s raining over here. “We’re post-rain now. There’s no reason to hide.  There’s no reason to cry. (out) All is…

Fires of A Different Kind

Earlier today a Dean asked me to share something I appreciate about the work that I do in social justice education. After taking a moment to consider it, I came to a conclusion that; as challenging as it is, one of the things I appreciate the most about my work as a social justice educator is the struggle. I’ve written before about how if I wasn’t using education as a vehicle for liberation, I would probably be a paramedic, or firefighter. Both of those are helping professions, but with social justice education I’ve found that I’m able to fight fires…

Best of N.A.H. July 2017

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 July 2017. A Tip For Socially Just Supervision: Incorporate Intersectional Feminist Praxis A Tip for Socially Just Supervision: Incorporate Intersectional Feminist Praxis Intragroup Reflections: Survival in Higher Ed is Important, But So Is Moving The Needle Intragroup Reflections: Survival In Higher Ed Is Important, But So Is Moving The Needle More notes from the archives can be found on The Best Of N.A.H. page. Ubuntu, From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW Subscribe to…