In our rush to welcome targeted minority populations in need (as allies and/or targeted minorities) we are too often taught a social justice language that is finger-wagging, shaming, and asociological. We often blame an individual’s personhood for implicit biases that are often learned socio-culturally–and that cannot be unlearned without direct, curious, deescalated, and two-way engagement. […]
We live in a world which prizes the new over the old and the single use/ disposable over that which endures through our care and tending. Join our ministerial student intern Lora Barnett as she explores what we might learn from the practice of repairing and renewing our belongings, our relationships and our lives.