I’m Paying Attention To:

These are the things that have captured my attention lately:

I just backed my first Kickstarter.

Wounded: The Legacy Of War. Stunning photographs by Bryan Adams (yep, Summer of ’69 rock star Bryan Adams). I learned about his photos from this interview.

Also, this, from NPR.  “What Do Homeless Vets Look Like? 9 Conversations From A Pop-Up Photo Studio in San Diego.”

“Carry Me Home”. If you read one thing, let it be this. And, remember it.

Texans Slam Voter ID Laws — ‘Now That It’s Happened To Me, I’m Devastated’ ” Think it can’t happen to you? They did, too.

11-14-2014 Playlist
note: anyone have a better platform for sharing playlists? One that isn’t so full of itself?

Ferguson, Missouri
Words To Action Daily Newsletter Issue 52, November 12, 2014

Delegations from Chicago, IL and Ferguson, MO attended the United Nations Committee against Torture 53rd Session in Geneva, Switzerland on November 12th and 13th, 2014. After hearing their statements, United Nations Committee Member Mr. Jens Modvig of Denmark was quoted as saying:

“We have information on disturbing patterns of excessive force by police, especially toward African Americans and that seems to demonstrate that the current mechanisms of accountability are insufficient. How is the government ensuring effective accountability and holding officers accountable for fatal police shootings, like int he case of Mike Brown?”

Sourced from Christina Coleman, News Anchor – Reporter for Channel 5 in St. Louis, MO. in a series of tweets beginning here.  [UPDATE 11-14: Video. Mr. Modvig begins speaking at 9:37]

This is such a big deal. People, including Michael Brown’s parents, traveled from the Midwest to Switzerland to be heard because they didn’t feel heard in their own country. I’ll say it again: They felt they had to go all the way to Switzerland to be heard.

White Privilege: Unpacking The Invisible Backpack – Heavy read.

Explaining White Privilege To A Broke White Person

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