How do we connect with those who are different from us?

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Some Food We Could Not Eat

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Reading

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In his book, The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property, Lewis Hyde, a literary critic and translator of Spanish poetry, focuses on creative power and the notion of…

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On Some Streets

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Reading

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Sarah Cortez is a teacher, poet, and police officer who often writes about her experiences on the force. Her poem “On Some Streets,” describes streets where people so not welcome…

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In Search of a Majority

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Reading

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James Baldwin was born in 1924 in Harlem and was a novelist, essayist, playwright, and civil rights activist. In Search of a Majority is an adaptation from an address Baldwin…

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Historia de un Letrero (The History of a Sign)

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Video

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In 2008, this five-minute video was selected by the National Film Board of Canada as the best of over 650 entries submitted to the Short Films Corner of the Cannes…

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On Being A Cripple

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Reading

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Nancy Mairs was born in Long Beach, California in 1943 and raised in Massachusetts, near Boston. An acclaimed personal essayist, Mairs writes with candor and humor about her experiences as…