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How I Teach Runners to Have Difficult Conversations about Social Justice

be more likely to act with empathy and respect when an issue of social justice arises. I designed a presentation that allows students to interact anonymously. Using a platform called Padlet , I’m able to pose a series of questions on a private discussion board. Everyone in the presentation can anonymously post answers to the questions they feel comfortable exploring, and everyone is able to view the responses to each question.

My hope is for the teams to reframe the way they identify with their self-selected communities. We have a tendency to define our social groups by the most outwardly apparent shared trait. But by speaking about our own relationships in terms of shared interests as opposed to shared backgrounds, it helps those outside our community avoid relying on stereotypes to understand what keeps people connected. And while our race, religion, and passions are all deeply important to who we are, they are no longer the sole way we define one another. While our race, religion, and passions are all deeply important to who we are, they are no longer the sole way we define one another. My goal with these team discussions is to help the group reach a […]

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