I’m still trying to wrap my head around this whole diversity thing, and my motivation in trying to get the dialogue going, and what it means to have this sort of dialogue at a place like SWC.
One of the research questions I had considered looking into was “Where does my divinity meet my humanity?” On the days I can tap into my divinity, exploring diversity doesn’t seem as relevant or necessary. But on the days where I feel more human it is a must. What keeps coming back is the idea that soon I’m going to be sitting with clients that are all over the human/divine spectrum and my hope is that I’ll be able to see them, really see them, as they see themselves and help them get to wherever it is they want to go. Pretending we’re all the same or that we have access to the same resources won’t be a realistic approach in that regard.
This whole thing is complex, and I think we’re all still looking for ways to talk about it in a way that we are all heard and can in turn hear what the other person is saying. Thanks for allowing us to begin this exploration on campus.