“Learn About” Questions
- Who were the Freedom Riders?
- Who were the McDonald Three?
- What does Robin mean by “chaos of consciousness?”
“Learn From” Questions
- Do I tend to feel empowered or dis-empowered in my life? Why?
- Have I ever experienced being on “the front line” of an issue? What was it like?
- What are the convictions in my life that I feel most strongly about?
In education. Is there much difference? We’ve come a long way, yes. But we have so much work to do in empowering each other. We’re not doing that. We’re not empowering each other. Those nine students empowered the world. They did, they empowered the world. And we are missing those opportunities, those learning lessons. Why it’s important to share their narratives but not only share their narratives but build upon those narratives, that’s what’s important. It’s important to know their story and share their stories and then take ownership in writing our own stories and writing our own narratives. It’s important to let young people know that they are important, that you can make a difference. We had the Little Rock Nine. We had Freedom Riders. We had the McDonald Three. We had so many young people that stood on the front line as soldiers to make a difference in this world and I would say, in this chaos of consciousness. And they’re still in their consciousness and their convictions. But where are we? Where are we in all of this and what role do we play in ensuring the sustainability and ensuring and investing in the next generation? In every life that’s lost, that’s taken from us, those generations are gone.