Longtime community activist Elmer Dixon traces his activist beginning to Stokely Carmichael, a leader in the Black Power movement: “Stokely’s message of racial pride and unity made us realize that Black is beautiful.” The goals of the Black Power movement went beyond civil rights to human rights—by any means available. From Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter, Dixon says knowing who you are and choosing your own labels is of utmost importance. Labels can hold psychological power: liberal reformer, radical activist, revolutionary, revolutionary social activist. In Dixon’s experience individuals don’t seek out labels and likewise groups tend to reject labels imposed on them. Transformation is recognizable only in hindsight—going through an evolution, you often aren’t aware that a transformation is happening.
In this webinar, Dixon shares his journey from Revolutionary to DEI Interculturalist, two labels that he gives himself. Experience his remarkable journey of transformation through the labels that he acquires, tries on, casts off, outgrows and continues to redefine on his own terms. In sharing his story, Dixon expands our understanding of the DEI Intercultural field.
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