Date of Award

2019

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

Abstract

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.

Program Director

Matthew Kolan PhD.

Your non-Rubenstein School Graduate Faculty Committee Member

Connor Stedman

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