CRITICAL ANALYSIS

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recommendation

for help with developing a critical analysis, we recommend the POWER TO CHANGE PILGRIMAGE organized and guided by justice doula mickey scottbey-jones. this interactive journey allows participants to come to terms at their own pace with the logics of domination by which they have been shaped, in which they and those with whom they identify have been complicit, and in furtherance of which the structures and systems of western society have been organized. pilgrimages can be either virtual or destination. contact us for pricing.

 

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resources

there are plenty of movement organizations doing campaign work that helps to promote an expanding critical analysis.  the following are a few of the ones doing most excellent work:

movement for black lives – new form activism that disrupts society’s ability to ignore police brutality

southerners on new ground – new form activism that disrupts society’s ability to ignore harm perpetrated against queer persons

soul force – new form activism that disrupts faith communities’ ability to ignore harm perpetrated against queer persons

mijente – new form activism that disrupts society’s ability to ignore harm perpetrated against immigrants

the center for prophetic imagination – teaches persons how to step into and call others to a radical prophetic Judaeo-Christian tradition that demands justice

Syllabus:

doctrine of discovery – the historic moral authority given by the christian tradition to persons of European descent to colonize in perpetuity – explained in video by mark charles in short (8 min) | in detail (58 min). (trigger warning: in both videos, Charles does in passing raise a problematic and non sequitur challenge to women’s reproductive self-determination; however, this does not undercut the quality of his historical research.)

“the danger of a single story” – a TED Talk by Chimamanda Adiche

“i, racist” – a confessional reflection given by John Metta

White Rage – a brilliant and thorough thematic chronicling of the legal retaliations to every attempt at advancement for people of color in the United States, since the end of the Civil War

Stamped from the Beginning – the historical verification of why we can’t simply feel, think, or talk our way out of the racism we behaved our way into

other resources:

ferguson syllabus

baltimore syllabus

charleston syllabus

lemonade syllabus

charlottesville syllabus

syllabus for white people to educate themselves

 

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