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M.I.A.

Me- in action, sometimes inaction, but always- acting out!
 

I have a reality.

Today, honoring MLK, I participated in the Dallas Dinner Table as a facilitator. This is my third year to participate, my first year to foster and moderate the conversations that are based on race relations- specifically in Dallas. It was, as usual- wonderful. Here's the top 3 lessons I learned this year from this group. Click here to understand the details.

3. My love of people is endless. I found that in discussion there were responses or answers to questions that I do not agree with and yet I value the set of experiences that brought someone to the opinion they have. I find myself reminded that it is not a matter of 'right' or 'wrong,' it is a matter of perspective.
2. My love of conversation is endless. I love talkin' it out! I love getting to the issue. I love understanding what paves ones road to the conclusion they have. (If anyone knows of a way to make this pay- please let me know!)
1. My reality is diverse and expanding. My reality is that it is one thing to acknowledge racism, it's another to make attempts at doing something about it.

*The cutest part was that I got a free dinner- I mean really what's not to love!
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At 1/19/2006 1:50 PM, Blogger judyintheskywithglasses said...

hey meredith! in regards to comment #2--how you get paid to allow/observe/unravel someone's understanding and perspective about thier life experience--i think the profession you speak of here is TEACHING!!! (which you do indirectly, i'm sure, with your present job.)teaching writing and posing questions through essay prompts, for me, is the mode i use to do this...just a thought...i found your blog through jakey. hope all is well with you!

xoxoxojudith    



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