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voiceRacism – It’s absolutely not going to go down without a fight. At Swirl, we are constantly thinking about the things that we can do to promote positive action and behavior in our collective fight to dismantle racism. There is no gold key and no one solution that is going to solve this multi-generational problem. It’s going to take multiple strategies, commitment from the masses, new ideas and a good dose of fearlessness. (more…)

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Jen Chau, Founder and Executive Director of Swirl, Inc.
April 10, 2009  

Imagine swastikas and racial epithets spray-painted on your car right outside of your home. It’s scary and very upsetting.   This describes precisely the recent hate crime committed against an interracial family in Los Alamitos, Calif., two days ago (Gleeson, 2009). As frightening and disconcerting as this is, it is important that we shake off our blinders and acknowledge the reality of racism today. We can wonder how something like this would happen in a “nice” neighborhood. We may question why these things are still happening when we have an African-American president of mixed heritage. And we could ask ourselves why people still see color.

Or we can use our time instead to try to understand how racism continues to function in our lives in this country. (more…)

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Coming soon!

Typing hands by Gunism.Hey everyone!

Yup, Swirl is going to blog. 🙂

We are excited about developing this into a space where we can interact, discuss, and share. We are thinking of using our blog space to share pieces of writing that come out of our Swirl Writing Workshop, articles and videos of relevance, questions to get us thinking and talking, and much more! Stay tuned!

And more importantly, if you have ideas about what should go in our blog, leave a comment to this post! We are excited to hear from you.


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