Giving Compass' Take:
- John A. Powell explores the complexities of building bridges in a society defined by division and power differentials, and encourages taking baby steps towards healing these rifts instead of pretending not to see them.
- What is the importance of seeing and acknowledging differences such as race, class, or gender? How can recognizing these differences help us identify existing power structures in our relationships and interactions that implicitly perpetuate inequity?
- Read about the problem with "color-blindness".
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In this “Beyond the Great Unraveling: Weaving the World Anew" conference, John A. Powell delved deeply into the complexities of civil rights and liberties, structural racism, poverty, housing, racial and ethnic identity, inclusivity, spirituality and social justice, as well as the needs of citizens in a democratic society. John goes beyond the personal and interpersonal to consider some of the cultural systems that push us to break and polarize.
Watch the video by John A Powell. at Othering & Belonging Institute.