SEED staff member Donald Burroughs will be joining award-winning writer Junot DÃaz in Cambridge, Mass., tomorrow, January 30, for a panel discussion after the performance of Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni's one-woman show One Drop of Love. This multimedia show, written by award-winning actor, producer and educator Cox DiGiovanni, and produced in partnership with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, travels near and far, in the past and present, to explore racism, family, love, and a path towards reconciliation. The panel will be moderated by renowned public radio producer Kate Ellis.
A grand jury is set to decide shortly on a verdict in the case of Darren Wilson, a White police officer charged with the shooting death of Michael Brown, a Black teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri. Whatever the verdict, it is likely to rouse strong feelings across the country. We therefore thought it might be useful to share SEED leader and San Francisco teacher Judy Logan's story of how using Serial Testimony, one of SEED's methods for intentionally structuring conversation, helped her multi-racial class of middle school students respond to the O.J. Simpson verdict of October, 1995, in a constructive way, without shame or blame.
SEED Founder Peggy McIntosh will be part of "After Ferguson," a public conversation at the YWCA Boston's Annual Meeting tomorrow, November 18, along with Sylvia Ferrell-Jones, president and CEO of YWCA Boston and Madison (Matt) Thompson, director of marketing and communications for the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory and facilitator for the YWCA's LeadBoston program. They will be discussing what we can all do to promote racial equality after events in Ferguson, Missouri reminded us all that we do not live in a post-racial America.