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What does a “Fortune Cookie” fortune look like?

This week’s (The first week of May) journal assignment is to write a journal of the kind you would find in a Chinese fortune cookie.The reading is from Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize winning economist, from the book, Development as Freedom. … Continue reading

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What is a Guru?

Dear students, We are coming to an end of our study of Gandhi. He was clearly a guru. Yet, all of us have the “potential” to become gurus. Take a minute to reflect on who the gurus in your life … Continue reading

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Music for Social Change: interactive post

Social change is about more than protests, or intellectuals writing tracts. Music can be a very powerful way (the most powerful way?) of communicating the message of liberation. Furthermore, music can link movements across time and space, creating some really … Continue reading

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On the topic of Indentity Formation: How to Be Black

Dear students A lot of our readings last week explored what it means to be “Indian”. Does that question even have an answer?  Like America, India is a vast place, with multiple religions, cultures, folkways, and nearly a billion people. … Continue reading

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Class is a “Salon” and I am the Hostess/Guru/Sensei

“Salons are informal gatherings where people talk big talk, talk meant to be listened to and perhaps passionately acted upon. Salons are incubators where ideas are conceived, gestated, and hatched… Salons are the frontiers of social and cultural change…They’ve been … Continue reading

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