1. I heard Immaculee Ilibagiza speak over the summer at the Global Leadership Summit (GLS). Her thoughts on forgiveness and reconciliation are breathtaking. A Tutsi, Ilibagiza witnessed firsthand the horrors of the Rwandan genocide. Her family was brutally murdered and Ilibagiza hid in the home of a Hutu pastor for months who courageously housed other Tutsis. This article captures Ilibagiza's account of forgiving the man who killed her family and the power of meeting him face-to-face.
2. When Spotify and Hulu partnered together, my documentary watching skyrocketed. Returning Citizens is an important watch, especially following the release of Netflix's 13th. Both films explain the issues surrounding the U.S. prison and criminal justice system well. There is so much that I don't know. These documentaries provide a basis for engaging in conversations regarding the relationship between racism and the prison system and how it all has its roots in the slave trade. Also helpful and doing important work, Bryan Stephenson's Equal Justice Initiative.
3. My friend Savannah shared this Chicago photo exhibit with me and I thought I'd pass it along! The Alphawood Gallery is running exhibit the exhibit "Then They Came for Me" through November 19 regarding the reality of Japanese Internment Camps in the U.S. during WWII. The photography exhibit includes work from well known names including Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams. (And admission is free)!
4. Need a new fall playlist? Look no further. I've crafted one for you right here. Featured artists include: Zach Winters, Milk Carton Kids, Andy Gullahorn, etc.
5. I'm starting an Enneagram section to this site and want you to contribute! If you're into the Enneagram and know your type, I'd love to here your experience. Email me at email@example.com and I'll email you a prompt and guidelines. I can't guarantee that I will publish everything (definitely not spam :) ), but want to here your experience regardless. If you don't know the Enneagram and wonder what in the world it is, check out the Road Back to You (book), accompanying podcast or Typology podcast.