Category Archives: Social Justice

History Keeps Repeating

Carol A. Hand I wonder how many have experienced being a sensitive child born into a world of chaos and abuse. Perhaps your first memories are similar to the ones described in a post I wrote years ago for a … Continue reading

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Resistance

Things are going to be bad or worse than bad for quite a while. You know what, though? This is what I keep reminding myself of: Things have been bad and worse before. And people resisted. Continue reading

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Open Letter to White People at Standing Rock

By Miriam Schacht (RoteZora) I wrote this note while staying at the Two Spirit Nation camp within the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock about a week ago. I originally drove out there to help someone else out, but without … Continue reading

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A Request for Action to Support Standing Rock Water Protectors

Carol A. Hand My heart is heavy with the news coming from Standing Rock, ND today. It’s led me to do something I rarely do. I’m posting a request for the help of all of those who follow this blog. … Continue reading

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“Communities of Relatedness” – A Reblog

Originally posted December 17, 2013 Carol A. Hand Sitting on my back doorstep as I greeted yet another snowy morning, I was reflecting on my most recent neighborhood. West Duluth, the working class part of town. The side of town where … Continue reading

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Reflections – Focusing Close to Home

Carol A. Hand As I drove the 20 miles on Saturday morning (September 10, 2016) to meet my class for the first time, I thought about the sense of wonder I had about the world around me when I was … Continue reading

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Reflections – For Standing Rock Water Protectors

Carol A. Hand People from many tribes united to protect life, land and water standing their ground with the power of love, peace, prayer and song facing media lies and violence, attack dogs, poison, bulldozers and guns The continuing story … Continue reading

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Reflections about Education and “Walking the Talk”

Carol A. Hand “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.” (George Bernard Shaw, 1903, Maxims for Revolutionists) I wonder. How many people believe Shaw’s words to be true? Perhaps it is for those who define what they do as … Continue reading

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Carol A. Hand During the DFL (Democratic-Farm-Labor Party) caucus yesterday evening, chaos and excitement reigned in equal measure. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of people crowded into the old high school in my working class neighborhood to vote. I arrived early and … Continue reading

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Carol A. Hand This is the song that was ringing in my thoughts when I awoke this morning. Singing for Our Lives by Holly Near brings back many memories. And it reminds me that raising our voices in song and … Continue reading

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