GDG- NPs & Slavery
denlaw at gojade.org
Tue Jan 3 12:21:35 CST 2012
At 12:13 PM 1/3/2012, you wrote:
>I have seen the movie at the VC three or four times, and each time I have
>come away with an uneasy feeling. But, that is the way it is, and there is
>little that can be done about the intro at this point.
At the Seminar on Slavery that I was a part of for many years,
we told the participants that had to become comfortable with being
uncomfortable with the topic. However, they had chosen to attend a
seminar that they knew would be focused on slavery. We had an
agreement to have courageous conversations that we knew would produce
discomfort, anger, and even depression.
That is quite a bit different than tourists in Bermuda shorts
dragging kids onto a battlefield as only one stop on a vacation that
follows a large historical trail .
I can understand how someone walking into a movie at the VC at
Gettysburg might feel bushwhacked with an over abundance of emphasis
I personally would rather have it that way the no mention of it at
all, but I do understand the discomfort very well.
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