Our babies born in 2021 will celebrate their 21st birthday in the year 2042, the same year non-white peoples will be the majority population of the United States. Yet, we learned that 'inviting diversity' isn't enough: the future demands foundational change based on the experiences of those most affected by inequity. How are we preparing our mathematical majority to not perpetuate historical harm? The future is ours, we call upon our best imagination.
August 10, 2021 Learning by Julia
We began as if it were any other day. Our land acknowledgement recognized the passage of time through the expression of nature force: buildings overgrow if not tended. Learn from nature.
Now, the good trouble began. We asked each other, "What will be different in your day to day life when you feel free from fear?" Not if, but when. Now, we are tasked with imagining. But first we must:
Julia Ismael hosts monthly Listening Circles for the masses as a way to stay informed and to find new and meaningful ways to create connection. Julia is the founder and Head Architect of Aspirations of The Equity Consortium. Monthly Listening Circles are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month, and what is learned from these circles is shared here. Please enjoy our stories.