Day: May 14, 2023

Let’s Talk Defining Ourselves for Ourselves

On May 10th, Matthew Reynolds and Trena Fields hosted a Liberated Equity Diversity Inclusion Accessibility (LEDIA) Let’s Talk on Clubhouse with Claudia Alick. The topic of discussion was “Defining ourselves for ourselves.” They shared a quote by Lorde, “If I didn’t define myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive”. This podcast is 65 minutes in length.

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bystanders on a train image made on midjourney

Breaking the Bystander Effect

I recently attended a bystander training and wanted to share what I learned with all of you. In light of recent events, it’s more important than ever to know how to intervene and prevent the lynching of Black people. The bystander effect is when people in a crowd witnessing something bad happening don’t intervene because they assume someone else will do it. This can lead to terrible consequences, like the tragic murder of Jordan Neely.

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