by Storyteller Patricia Coffie
Storyteller, Patrician Coffie, learns that traveling to understanding is part of traveling from one physical place to another. Understanding involves listening first. Listen to what is said, to tone of voice, to body language and to the silences. Some colleagues of Pat’s give her feedback on a joke she told and help her realize that change, based on understanding, takes action. Change for the better is always possible.
- Have you had the opportunity to examine your assumptions about race? Have you taken the opportunity?
- When you listen, do you listen for reaffirmation of what you already think you know or do you listen to learn something new?
- Can learning take place all your life long?
- Can you hear one thing while others hear something different?
- Listening for a Change – http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/listening-for-a-change
- Everyday Democracy. Addressing Racism Through Dialogue and Community Change – http://everyday-democracy.org/news/7-key-lessons-25-years-addressing-racism-through-dialogue-and-community-change#.VxeSgGTav_E.email
- Confronting Racism, Poverty, and Power: Classroom Strategies to Change the World
- by Cathy Compton-Lilly
- Crossing Cultures
- Education and Life Lessons
- European American/Whites
- Taking A Stand and Peacemaking