Date of Award
For my capstone project, I designed and lived a journey of unlearning. I had realized that a white savior mentality and disconnection from the natural world were aspects of myself that I no longer accepted. To shed the imprints of individualism and saviorism, I created a system of creative and integrative methods that included poetry, anti-racism workshops, awareness practices, and collaboration. The results of this method set are ongoing and still evolving, but an attempt to describe the mindset change, self-reflection, and actions it induced is included below. This project was created and evaluated in community, and in the process built and integrated an ecosystem of interlocking communities, of which I am now part.
Matthew Kolan PhD.
Your non-Rubenstein School Graduate Faculty Committee Member
Gore, Malcolm F., "Masters Project: Growing Roots: Unlearning Savior Mentalities and Connecting to Place" (2019). Rubenstein School Leadership for Sustainability Project Publications. 21.