Liberation · Social Justice

Remembering the July 1967 Detroit & 1917 East St. Louis Race Riots

Yesterday evening NPR spent a good part of the Sunday evening All Things Considered highlighting a remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Race Riots in Detroit. It included one segment interviewing 3 prominent Detroit natives, and one interviewing the defense attorney for three white Detroit cops charged variously with murder, conspiracy, and federal… Continue reading Remembering the July 1967 Detroit & 1917 East St. Louis Race Riots

Digital Literacy Reconsidered · Social Justice

Digital Literacy as a Social Justice Skill

May through September, 2016, I wrote a set of blog posts regarding digital literacy, starting with A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy, and continuing with Part 2: Prioritizing Skills, Part 3: Advancing Agency, and Part 4: Exercising Agency. I also gave several talks, had the article A Radical Reconsideration of Digital Literacy published in issue 36 of Information… Continue reading Digital Literacy as a Social Justice Skill

Faith · Reflections · Social Justice

My History, My Present

Learning about my history has been part of my life from my youngest remembrances. From the German-speaking church I attended until the 2nd grade, to the regular family gatherings with the Wolske’s, Kublick’s, Henkelman’s, and other blood relatives, to K-12 school homework assignments, my German ancestry has been at the forefront of storytelling and more… Continue reading My History, My Present

Reflections · Social Justice

Democracy and Popular Mobilization: Notes from Francis Fukuyama

Earlier this decade I realized that I needed to [re-]introduce myself to alternative political perspectives on justice if I was to improve my professional and personal goals of collaborating with an increasing diversity of people in order to achieve a more just society. I found James Sterba’s book, Justice: Alternative Political Perspectives a good starting point in that… Continue reading Democracy and Popular Mobilization: Notes from Francis Fukuyama