I really really like how Jenn made such a complicated scientific topic much easier for everyone to understand. I also like that she incorporated art and history into her talk. I definitely enjoyed this talk a lot.
The Worn Wear crew welcomed my whole Form Study class and gave a mission-driven introduction to the project. It could have seemed like just a corporate promotional event if the folks there didn't so earnestly embody the ethos the project aspires to.
Well done, and thanks.
The discussion needed a question or thesis to stimulate involvement. This is similar but different from suggesting "study questions". Of course, maybe it will unfold differently from the more accessible readings. I appreciate the (new!) "institutional" attention to facilitation and group norms - holy crap - what good ideas! I was surprised when the question "how does this discussion help us serve the students?". It is a fine question, but I actually thought we were about smashing patriarchy and structural racism, which is considerably bigger than improving what we do every day. Let's say out loud what we're trying to do, and where to focus. Both is fine, "do a better job" as the focus is way too narrow and kafka-esque for me. Keep meeting, keep making them better, try everything (books, films, speakers, etc). Keep up the good work, friends!