#SaturdaySchool - Hosted by @ProfRagsdale
#SaturdaySchool started as a weekly hashtag chat about academics and rights-based issues — but it’s more than that. It’s an idea about protesting misinformation that is funded by corporate media and perpetuated by ignorance. #SaturdaySchool is a weekly digital teach-in intended to cross social media platforms. It doesn’t even have to happen on Saturday. A teach-in is a kind of protest that involves boycotting a previous behavior to learn and teach. That’s what #SaturdaySchool is all about.
I've often heard that bullying happens until you stand up to a bully; victims are even sometimes told that it's their own fault for not handling the bullying on their own. However, the truth of it is that bullying often continue and sometimes get much worse when the targets of it assert themselves. Standing up the bullying requires a group effort -- no one should be left to do … [Read more...] about #SaturdaySchool: Standing Up to Bullying
Although it will not be the main focus of this teach-in, the presentations of witches each year at Halloween inspired this topic. Disfigured green faces and evil vixens perpetuate a very old and pernicious stereotype that was created by religious intolerance to manipulate and coerce. Self-identified witches are not taken seriously and often made into villains; others are … [Read more...] about #SaturdaySchool – Religion: Freedom Of and Freedom From
Anyone with a basic understanding of our hierarchy of needs realizes we cannot focus on much else if we don't have our basic physical needs met. Food and food justice is a basic foundation to human rights and positive, progressive human development. Food insecurity, malnutrition, and food worker abuses have ripple effects across the globe -- and they have multigenerational … [Read more...] about #SaturdaySchool: Food Access and Food Justice
From domestic abuse to natural disasters or institutional oppression, trauma wreaks havoc in the emotional, physical, spiritual, sexual, and economic lives of those it touches. The aftermath is often an additional traumatic experience, exacerbated by a society that tends to blame victims. Many carry the open wounds of abuse and trauma for the rest of their lives. For some, the … [Read more...] about #SaturdaySchool: Use Your Pain