A lot of what’s being said and shared on our social feeds is pretty polarizing. But if you look hard enough, there’s also a lot of dialogue happening across differences. (ICYMI, that's what we’re all about!)
Here’s the internet dialogue we're dialoguing about from the week-ish.
Dialogue, Not Division
Kid President has a few things to say about disagreeing without making people feel terrible:
Filmmaker Julia Bacha shares stories of effective nonviolent resistance, including eye-opening research on the crucial leadership role that women play.
Speaking of division, have you heard about...
Airbnb created a new anti-discrimination policy.
Other Conversations the Internet is Having
Colin Kaepernick’s protest continues in the NFL and receives support from other sports and perspectives. From Megan Rapinoe of the Seattle Reign:
"And quite honestly, being gay, I have stood with my hand over my heart during the national anthem and felt like I haven't had my liberties protected, so I can absolutely sympathize with that feeling."
The California legislature has sent to Governor Jerry Brown a landmark bill to regulate the industry of residential programs that claim to help “troubled” youth, including those who are simply lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
Meet Level Ground Collaborators
- Jesse Cramer, the playwright behind this week’s production of CROSS, begins most days with peanut butter pretzels. Yes, please!
- Kelby Harrison, who helped facilitate the How do we think about gender identity class, rented a jackhammer this weekend. We’ll let her tell you why.
- Expert storyteller and Anecdote co-host, Kyle Johnson, makes his own Photoshop "art" for his profile pictures.
Who to follow
Christina Cleveland is Duke University professor, social psychologist and reconciliation scholar-practitioner, author of Disunity in Christ. Recently she's been talking about theology and singleness.
Follow Broderick Greer for a crash course in all things at the intersections of: American history, queer theory, black theology, human rights, and racial justice.
Level Ground Artist-In-Residence Leslie Foster is hard at work on his 59 Project.