A Different View from a Black Author on Statues

We have yet another crisis in America.  We watch illegal destruction of private and public property, including national monuments.  Watching others stand around while destroying property in appalling.  The question about is real:  “Who gives someone the right to decide that one statute will stand, while another does not.”  The argument seems to focus on what statutes symbolically stand for, instead of what are actually are.  We have learned that It is a very old mistake – the symbol is not the referent.  When people confuse this premise, we will continue we have many problems. You cannot change history.  Read More

Think Like a Rocket Scientist by Ozan Varol — Here are my seven lessons and takeaways

 We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon — We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and Read More

It’s Time for some Honest Conversations on Race – I have a way to help

It’s Time! We’ve let too many moments slip by. This moment must be captured. It’s time to have honest conversations about race in your organization. Here is a way to get that started. I write this on Juneteenth, 2020. We have put off change, a reckoning, for too long.  Things have gone unaddressed.  We have Read More

Download the Synopsis Handout for today’s Urban Engagement Book Club; Utopia for Realists – June 18, 2020, 12:30pm

June 18, 2020 – Zoom One Book Synopses: Utopia for Realists:  How we can build the Ideal World by Rutger Bergman. Where: on ZOOM When: Thursday, June 18, 12:30 pm The presentation will conclude by around 1:30 pm Speaker: Randy Mayeux Click here to join in on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85163475189 ———————— We are all set for today’s Remote Urban Engagement Book Club, Read More