Kobach is Wrong for Kansas

Dear America, Many of you have seen the Jim Crow style politics of Kris Kobach while he’s been our Kansas Secretary of State. You’ve seen this form of discrimination in voter I.D. laws and proof of citizenship requirements in several states. You’ve seen established, credible newspapers regularly report Kobach’s ties to white nationalist groups and…

Reflection of Beloved Conversations

Beloved Conversations is a program similar to Creative Conversations About Race and geared toward faith groups. This program creates a space for shared ideas and feelings about Race. There is room for some unpacking and time to explore our history through the lens of Race. This course opened my eyes to how “normal” behavior actually…

What Our Schools Need

I shared this reflection with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka this past Sunday, and though I may have been ‘preaching to the choir’ I hope my words will encourage more people to join in the fight and Take Back Kansas!!! I went back to Washburn in 2006 to pursue a degree in Early Childhood…

My Heart is With Emanuel AME

For all the lessons we have learned about Love, Hate is still a monster within our midst. As we work to teach our children love and compassion, justice and equality, there are still parents continuing lessons of hate, bigotry, and fear learned from their ancestors. Good has to Be Good all the time. Evil only has to Be Evil once to destroy the house that Love built.