Friday, August 14, 2015

Chaos in a Fragmented World: Understanding it?

The more we try to shape our social justice, the more we see that there is no shape to it at all, that it encompasses everything, from inequality to advocacy. 

Mural in the streets of Memphis, Tennessee
© Ana M. Fores Tamayo

Vanessa Vaile from Precarious Faculty and I were discussing this the other day, and she sent me a list of all possible intersections. It is amazing -- when we think about this -- how all topics tie in together:
poverty, public education, workplace, immigration, refugees, globalization, austerity, discrimination, race, gender, religion, neo-colonialism, neo-liberal economics, consumption and consumerism ~ even sustainability and environmental issues because those too are driven by economic inequality and consumption.
So I am sharing with you here — as Vanessa shared with me — two lists of articles on social justice, poverty, and basic income. 

Look through them: read, and become aware of the ties that bind. Even though we may never fully understand, we at least may begin to know when we see... 
Memphis is rich with murals: this one is of day laborers...
© Ana M. Fores Tamayo
 Barbara Ehrenreich 

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