If you live in the US and pay even a little attention to the news, you’ll know that Haiti and its people have been in the news a lot in recent months. And unfortunately, none of it’s been good. From the devastating 2010 earthquake, up to 2021’s presidential assassination and horrific violence faced by Haitian… Continue reading EP 06: Rethinking Haiti, Colonialism, and Freedom with Samoa Blanchet
Years of continuous news of crisis after crisis at the southern border of the US have highlighted the stark realities of immigration and migration. The lingering–and still raging–pandemic has claimed the lives of over 5 million people worldwide, and has laid bare the incredible disparities in wealth, education, access to basic medicine, shelter, food and… Continue reading EP 05: Immigration and State-Hood: Are All Who Wander Lost?
Being hopeful is a practice. Maintaining the perspective that we’re all, each of us, doing the best we can, that there is reason to be hopeful about our world and joyful about the human experience can be empowering, both for ourselves and for others. But it’s a practice I remind myself of daily, even moment… Continue reading EP 04: The Power of Looking For The Good
Freedom of “personal choice” (and speech, and truth) is the Great Justifier on social media today, which for all intents and purposes means the world since so many of us by choice or necessity spend so much of our lives online. Personal choice–in schooling, in restorative justice–has been a theme of this podcast so far.… Continue reading EP 03: What Does Justice Mean in the Freedom of Truth Era?