What makes a nest a nest and a cage a cage? Both are constructed realities. Yet one of them is self-determined and the other is segregated. Both can be a home. Yet one allows for near infinite future possibilities and the other represents only a monotonous and controlled existence. In seeking to be our whole selves and in just relationship with others, we at SEED see our identities, our cultures, and our communities as our nests. These are those aspects of ourselves that shape us as we develop.As we develop, we also have increasing agency in building and shaping them for ourselves and for others who share the nest with us.
By Jondou Chase Chen with Gail Cruise-Roberson and Emmy Howe
What does it mean to seek educational justice?
SEED seeks to bring about social justice through ongoing facilitated conversations within an organization, institution, or community. When I think about how I facilitate and organize a SEED session, I have three questions in my mind: What is the issue being introduced; why is it important to me and why should it be important to anyone else; and when it has been explored, what is to be done about it?