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Where We Go Wrong in Equity Work: Separating Social Justice Efforts from True Movement of Healing

Authors: Fils-Aimé, Lyrica
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools
Series/Report no.: 49;2
Abstract: This autoethnographic commentary includes anecdotes along with scientific background, ending with suggestions to do your best work as an equity warrior. It examines how, when working to dismantle racist systems, there are many setbacks that equity warriors face time and time again. The author suggests that “warriors” face re-traumatization when listening to the radio, watching the news, even viewing comedy shows—hearing triggering stories from the heated political climate repeatedly. She cautions about the very little attention given to the effect this has on our bodies as equity work is happening.
ISSN: 1553-541X
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