Thoughtful and Meaningful Discourse
Language is powerful and significantly informs how we live and communicate. To help you navigate our richly diverse Andover community and engage in thoughtful and meaningful discourse with one another we developed the diversity glossary. Please consider the following definitions a starting point and not an exhaustive list. We know that language is constantly changing and evolving and encourage you to continue to search for the appropriate words as you expand your understanding and knowledge of the wide tapestry that makes up the Andover community and the world. To suggest additions to the glossary, please be in touch with the CAMD director.
In her fearless memoir, Lythcott-Haims describes her path to self-acceptance, and the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered “the other.” The only child of a marriage between an African-American father and a white British mother, she shows how so-called “micro” aggressions in addition to blunt force insults can puncture a person’s inner life with a thousand sharp cuts.
Davy Shlasko’s definition of allyship is an important frame for the work we do in CaMD. Shlasko says that “Being an ally is not something that you are, nor something that you think or feel, but something you do. It is informed, accountable action that contributes to other people’s ability to survive and thrive in the context of inequality. You can be an ally to a group or to an individual.”
Alfred Lubrano’s study, “Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams,” on the unwritten rules and true cost of upward mobility—the sacrifices people make in order to ascend the social strata, the struggle with class identity, and the severed ties with family, friends, and former communities—faced by children and adults of blue-collar families as they try to find meaning and a sense of belonging in the white-collar world.
Hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation), All My Relations explores our relationships— relationships to land, to our creatural relatives, and to one another. Each episode invites guests to delve into a different topic facing Native peoples today as we keep it real, play games, laugh a lot, and even cry sometimes.
Latino USA is NPR’s only national Latino news and cultural weekly radio program. Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Peabody Award-winning show, the hour-long segments are committed to telling stories often overlooked by mainstream media. Maria Hinojosa serves as anchor and Executive Producer.
What’s CODE SWITCH? It’s the fearless conversations about race that you’ve been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we’re all part of the story.