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We participate in the forming of the future by virtue of our capacity to conceive of and respond to new possibilities, to bring them out of imagination and try them in actuality. ~ Rollo May
We participate in the forming of the future by virtue of our capacity to conceive of and respond to new possibilities, to bring them out of imagination and try them in actuality. ~ Rollo May

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💡 I've been looking forward to this series! Seeing the strange in the familiar...
Off to a great start! 👍

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The Institute for Research on Poverty at Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison has an upcoming webinar about rural poverty & underemployment: https://goo.gl/rYnVww
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💡 Great thought piece!

"At the root of this is the American obsession with self-reliance, which makes it more acceptable to applaud an individual for working himself to death than to argue that an individual working himself to death is evidence of a flawed economic system. The contrast between the gig economy’s rhetoric (everyone is always connecting, having fun, and killing it!) and the conditions that allow it to exist (a lack of dependable employment that pays a living wage) makes this kink in our thinking especially clear. Human-interest stories about the beauty of some person standing up to the punishments of late capitalism are regular features in the news, too. I’ve come to detest the local-news set piece about the man who walks ten or eleven or twelve miles to work—a story that’s been filed from Oxford, Alabama; from Detroit, Michigan; from Plano, Texas. The story is always written as a tearjerker, with praise for the person’s uncomplaining attitude; a car is usually donated to the subject in the end. Never mentioned or even implied is the shamefulness of a job that doesn’t permit a worker to afford his own commute."

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High rates of food and housing insecurity among community college students... 

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💡 Great discussion between Joseph Stiglitz & Robert Reich provides insights into the broader economic & political context of choices that led us where we are today. #EconLit #PovertyNow

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Good stuff! #IWD2017 

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Thought this talk by powell about othering was insightful; considers how research insights into perception & brain function relate to our construction of & reaction to race and other categories of "other".
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