Delving into Difference & Accountability

During these historic times, many of us are asking ourselves: What anti-racist actions can we take today and everyday as we move forward? How can we become effective allies to those “under the boot?” We, at Reauthoring Teaching, are also asking ourselves: How might we link with other narrative initiatives to support each other to make unique contributions, remembering we are stronger together? The Delving into Difference & Accountability Curating Team is taking an active role in updating favorite text, video and audio resources listed below. We also include Collab Salons with particular relevance. As follow-up to Narrative Camp, we’ve committed to further developing inclusive, anti-oppressive practices at our future Reauthoring Teaching gatherings. Having sent out a Cultivating Anti-oppressive practices survey to Camp participants, we would like to share these questions with everyone. A recent Blog post includes a “Black Lives Matter, Ending Policy Brutality & Standing up to Justice” statement by Our Board; several Board members participated in B Herring’s Delving into Difference Consultation Group. We are learning as we go, and invite your participation as we prioritize white people educating ourselves and together taking specific actions that embody the values and practices around difference, race, power and accountability that we believe in.

Delving into Difference & Accountability

Team of Curators: Kathie Adams, Stephen Gaddis, Barbara Herring (Coordinator), Mona Klausing, Kevin O’Bryan, Rocio Ocampo-Giancola, Akansha Vaswani

Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Do not become bitter or hostile. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble. We will find a way to make a way out of no way.” – John Lewis

Stop Asian American Pacific Islands (AAPI) Hate
Reauthoring Teaching Board Statement

The Re-authoring Teaching Board fully endorses the statement by the Auntie Sewing Squad in response to Asian American Pacific Islands (AAPI) violence. Founded by Kristina Wong in Los Angeles,  this group of self-sufficient volunteers gives their time, talent, materials and labor to sew and deliver masks to people who need them most. Our board member, Kathie Adams is a member of this group, having been sewing masks throughout the pandemic, and donating them to the Auntie Sewing Squad for their distribution to the most marginalized communities. We share your heartbreak and anger at the deadly violence that occurred in Georgia on March 16, 2021. We mourn those who were killed, most of whom were Asian/Asian American women, and stand in solidarity with their loved ones. We are alarmed by the broader context of escalating anti-Asian violence.