This page is dedicated to curiosity.
We are life-long learners and recognize that our own personal experiences rarely offer the perspective needed to understand how our words and actions impact others. We benefit from learning about how words and actions are perceived by others, because our words and actions cause real impacts regardless of our intentions. We are challenging ourselves to listen, read, and learn about our history, our community, and ourselves. This page is intended as a launching pad for exploration, not as a source of agreed facts and truths. Please contact our organizers to offer suggestions for content- we’ll refresh this page regularly.
Using Language Thoughtfully:
- Pronouns Matter: https://www.mypronouns.org/what-and-why
- How to pronounce names: https://www.pronouncenames.com/
- If you don’t know how to say someone’s name just ask: https://hbr.org/2020/01/if-you-dont-know-how-to-say-someones-name-just-ask
- An Incomplete Guide to Inclusive Language for Startups and Tech: https://buffer.com/resources/inclusive-language-tech/
Understanding Modern Fascism and Fascist Propaganda:
- Timothy Snyder “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUeG2cosmmM
- Malcolm Nance on the threat of domestic extremism and political violence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mkExBLKsJA
- Jason Stanley “Democratic Lies and Fascist Lies” https://cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/campuspress.yale.edu/dist/7/272/files/2022/04/Democratic-LiesFascist-Lies-1.pdf
Understanding Local History:
- Segregated Seattle: https://depts.washington.edu/civilr/segregated.htm
- Medicine Creek Treaty: https://americanindian.si.edu/nationtonation/medicine-creek-treaty.html
- “3 Years 2 months and 9 days” Ken Workman – vimeo (3 mins) https://vimeo.com/645586606/63fd6851a1?fbclid=IwAR13Fafcl1lN_zzc98jRkvQ_FEdKnkxQnNGmsqA7M8kDbV-mZX9RSeaaWe0