JUN 18, 2015 “What can I do as an individual about large system injustice?”

Preparation materials: 

Current injustices:

https://www.ted.com/talks/bryan_stevenson_we_need_to_talk_about_an_injustice?language=en#t-283089(link is external)

Availability Bias:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_wkv1Gx2vM(link is external)

Personal response to injustice:

http://tinybuddha.com/blog/how-to-deal-with-unfairness-and-change-the-things-you-can/(link is external)

Highlights from the discussion:

  • Value those who are around you.
  • Our definitions of terms can reflect how we feel
  • Historical injustice is easily separated from current injustice for many people. (Jim Crow, slavery, Holocaust, etc.)
  • Treat everyone with respect
  • Ask questions
  • Develop relationships
  • Vote
  • Read and educate yourself