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Judy Logan

Serial Testimony as a Tool for Discussing Sensitive Racial Topics

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.

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Peggy McIntosh

SEED Founder Peggy McIntosh to be Part of "After Ferguson" Conversation

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.

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Comet 67P. Photo credit: European Space Agency, under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license

Comet Lament

The landing of a spacecraft on Comet 67P yesterday prompted SEED Co-director Emily Style to share a poem she wrote in 1999 on the encounters she has had with comets in her life.

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