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Monthly Archive July 2016

Decolonizing Education By Andrea Twitchell

The other morning I came into contact with a report by Jonathan Cook from the Aljazeera international news station. His correspondence, Israeli textbook 'bad for Arabs, bad for Jews,' resonated with a recent discussion I had. Mr. Cook shared a piece on the war and conflict segment on Israeli’s ministry of education’s effect on Palestinian…
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“Split spirit” by Andrea Twitchell

     As a second year Art therapy/Counselor in training, I have recently begun practicum. Practicum is the hands-on application of my accrued training from over the course of my graduate and undergraduate programs. At Southwestern College I have come to understand and appreciate the art of transforming consciousness through psycho-eco-socio-education. As an indigenous woman I…
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Of Two Worlds by Andrea Twitchell, Graduate Assistant

Since beginning my apprenticeship as an art therapist/counselor in training here at SWC two years ago, I have had my most challenging quarter this spring of 2016. For the past two years I feel like I’ve been doing a lot of personal transformation work in the safety of some of my cocoon-like classes. Since the beginning…
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Bringing the Divine Feminine to Campus – Ann Filemyr, Ph.D.

Bringing the Divine Feminine to Campus by Ann Filemyr, Ph.D.I believe the Ultimate could be a vast energetic being, nameless, formless, skinless, disembodied raw creative force power zipping through the universe in the never-ending processes of making and unmaking, being, becoming and dissolving back into non-being. The Great Mystery, who I refer to in the Anishinaabe as Gitchi Manitou,…
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Summer Beach Reading from the “Sea of Whiteness” by Deborah Schroder

Summer Beach Reading from the “Sea of Whiteness”I remember seeing lists of books in magazines that were deemed appropriate for “summer beach reading”, the assumption being that we all deserved a break from heavier reading material during the summer. I like that idea, in theory. But the truth is that I read what I read…
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