2018- Year of the Flinch

“The flinch phrase and the nudge to be brave in the face of perceived danger really stuck with me as a way to approach my work and at times, how to approach life.”

Dedication to My Neck, and the Joy of Holding It High

The Museum portion of the trip situates the experiences of slavery, civil rights abuses, and mass incarceration as central to “American” identity. It takes concerted and sustained effort to resist consciousness of the deep and pervasive racism in our country. It will take a massive effort, constant focus on awareness building, dedication to anti-racist policy, faith that we are the ones to do it, and trust that we will not give up on each other to reverse the course of our history.

Diversity and Equity: Keep it Complicated

I urged the group to keep our work complicated and unfinished not as a challenge to our systems of order and file, but as an affirmation of a new cultural paradigm. A paradigm rooted in complexity, valuing difference, and celebrating our connection and committment to face difficult issues.

Momentum Needs You.

It’s the end of October, y’all! I say that with all the gratitude and love I can muster after a whirlwind of fall events and programs. I have travelled coast to coast programming and planning for social impact with museums, conferences, schools, nonprofits, and  individuals who are absolutely committed to manifesting change in their communities…

Fall 2018: Dimensions of Diversity

Diversity is variety. We encounter each other through the lens of our diverse experiences as we move through the world. This fall, Facilitate Movement will be be exploring diversity from many perspectives including race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, (dis)ability, class, and education. Get ready to explore the intersection of these elements of diversity and…

Little r, Big Racist

You will notice that this persists in our workplaces, schools, churches, and public  discourse.  But you don’t have to wait to counter these racist narratives. You can start with a very simple action.

Social Action Spring

Social Action Calendar This year has already been jam-packed with planning, learning, and training for action.  I am excited to share some updates with you as we enter the month of May. Keep reading for a brief recap of the year-to- date and exciting ways you can get involved in social change.Recent Events: (I am…

A is for Activist

Don’t get excited, I am still not going for the full alphabet in review, but this blog post has been rattling around in my head for too long and it needs a home. A few years ago I was asked to speak on a panel of “distinguished” women. I was pleased to be invited as…