Video post by @davidkanigan. This is a great post from David and worth the few minutes it takes to watch it.
Source: All That We Share (Watch!)
As I watched this video, it reminded me of an undergraduate class I took. It was the only class non-special needs undergraduate students could take.
I recall how our text and professor focused on the idea that we have far more in common than what makes us difference. At the core, we are each humans and, when we see each other in that light, it makes all the difference.
When we take time and are mindful to each person present to us, we can grow and understand their presence is a gift to each of us. The differences make us each a unique star in the universe, but there is more to each of us that makes us the same.
In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms.
I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders.
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That was very moving, Ivon.
It definitely is Leslie.
Thank you Cindy.
Reblogged this on Leonard Durso and commented:
from Ivon Prefontaine’s blog: Teacher as Transformer
Thank you for the re-blog Leonard.
You’re most welcome.
I saw this just a week ago or so and thought it was one of the most powerful short videos I have ver seen. I’d love to see this done in every community.
That would be something. It might allow us to see the human in each other.
Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
WAS IT SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE, WHO SANG…”WE ARE FAMILY!”
It was Sister Sledge, but I Sly and the Family Stone did it as well.
Thanks for that correction. 🙂
Well worth the watch and share! Thanks, Ivon. 🙂
You are welcome Bette.