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A Brief Reflection on Dialogue and Teaching

A Brief Reflection on Dialogue and Teaching

When I was a student in graduate school for Social work, I took an extended course called “Training in Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation: Skills for Multicultural Social Work Practice.

I also had the wonderful opportunity of being able to be a facilitator in the Intergroup Social Change Agents program, a social justice and conflict resolution group that uses dialogue as a vehicle to build better…

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From College Humor: Diet Racism

From College Humor: Diet Racism

“It’s the perfect beverage for people who don’t directly contribute to oppression, but have strong opinions about how other cultures should handle it!”

“Do you think it’s only fair that there be a White History Month? Then we’ve got the soda for you!”

Love & Peace,

From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW

(N.A.H.) can’t grow without your help. If you enjoyed this post, please…

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Navigating Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian

Navigating Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian

I started Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian in 2011.  It looks different now from how it looked then.

This post is dedicated to helping visitors understand how to use this site. It will be updated to reflect any major changes.


So you’ve arrived at N.A.H. Welcome!

One of the first things you might notice is my news slider, which displays the four most…

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Removing Related Videos from Youtube Embeds

Removing Related Videos from Youtube Embeds

Helping your Social Justice Blog Work for You.

In my last note I shared some code I found related to making video embeds responsive. Here’s an extra tip that I hope you find helpful.

Note: This tip is YouTube specific.

Sharing videos on your blog can be a great way to relay important messages. In my experience with using YouTube videos, I’ve noticed that the related video options which often…

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Responsive Video Embeds for Wordpress Blogs

Responsive Video Embeds for WordPress Blogs

Some newer websites and blogs may have a fix for this issue already, but if your theme doesn’t support responsive video embeds, follow the instructions in this article from ALX Media.

I added the code to my files over the weekend, and am very happy with the results. For some examples, check out this note on helping boys challenge sexism, this noteon stop & frisk policy in New York, and this one…

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"Your Voice Matters": A Good Message for Inclusion in the Classroom

“Your Voice Matters”: A Good Message for Inclusion in the Classroom

I saw a lot of photos of friends’ children as they began their first day of school on social media last week. Here’s a photo of a slightly different kind.

The sign above is posted on the classroom door of a friend of mine who teaches kids in New York City. I found it to be so moving that I just had to share it here.

School can be a challenging place, and in addition to navigating school…

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