Social and Political Change

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Poem with One Fact

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Reading

Overview

Donald Hall's "Poem with One Fact" begins with the striking line, "At pet stores in Detroit, you can buy/ frozen rats/for seventy-five cents apiece, to feed/ your pet boa constrictor." From this…

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Dr. Bethune’s Last Will & Testament

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Reading

Overview

Mary McLeod Bethune, the founder of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, was born on a South Carolina farm in 1875.  The child of former slaves, she went on to become…

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Action and Non-Action

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Reading

Overview

Chuang Tzu was a Chinese Taoist philosopher of the fourth century BCE.  He was the author of the compilation of writings known as the "Chuang-Tzu," from which "Action and Non-Action" was taken.…

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Community Reflection on Peace and Youth Violence

Highlights

People reported above all the value of hearing others ideas and perspectives. The discussion came full circle, from preliminary questions focusing on what is broken in communities--mostly communication--to the final…