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The Daily Praxis: Keep Breathing

Have you kept breathing? Let’s take another intentional, deep, chest & belly-filling breath right now.

Remember, taking a deep breath is a *BONUS* Transformative Praxis, because it allows us to take the space we need for intercultural competence and also facilitates healing.

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The Daily Praxis: See People Wholey

As change makers we are working to increase our intercultural competence so that we can make our interpersonal encounters, communities, and society more inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible. Having an understanding of intersectionality is critical to that work, because it requires us to see people as the whole and complex beings we are. 

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The Daily Praxis: Make the Connection

A way that we generally understand “-isms,” are power + privilege; meaning that there is a system (power) in place to advantage or disadvantage a person based on their social identities - the advantage is for those that hold the socially dominant identity (privilege) and disadvantage socially marginal identities.

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The Daily Praxis: Empty the Knapsack

This week our Transformative Praxis is focused on privilege. The work of change makers increasing intercultural competence means not just recognizing and understanding systemic privilege (as we did with our offering the original 1988 Peggy McIntosh article ‘Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack ‘ yesterday). But it’s also about taking action to disrupt, shift, and transform.

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The Daily Praxis: Our Invisible Knapsacks

As change makers for inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and liberation our work it to disrupt patterns of dominance. To do this, we have to have some general understanding of how concepts of social identity influence systemic privilege; in other words, we have to get real about white privilege.

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The Daily Praxis: Be Ready

Increasing intercultural competence is fundamentally about increasing our capacity for specific skills, that’s Transformative Praxis. The brain is a muscle, and increasing its capacity through skill development is a “workout.” As we practice applying the skills we develop, consistently, our brains gain interculturally competent muscle memory.

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The Daily Praxis: Stay True to Form (Restorative)

Restorative form is how change makers ensure that they can return to the work of building intercultural competence, it’s about maintenance. Being a change maker for intercultural competence is emotionally taxing! Having awareness and intentionality is exhausting and we need to restore our energy so that we can keep increasing our capacity to bridge between and across cultural differences.

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