The Perkins Perspective
Volume 4, Issue 2
In this issue of the Perkins Perspective, you'll read features about participating in more effective community development, the UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center, and the concerns surrounding gentrification.
Tent City 3: Healing and Hope
Note From JPC Staff | Winter 2012
As Seattle Pacific University prepares to host Tent City 3 on campus, the John Perkins Center at SPU tells why TC3's arrival is important.
A look at how Miroslav Volf's model of "embrace" can strengthen the work of community development by changing the advisor/student leader relationship.
"Camden (New Jersey) expanded my understanding of community development -- both geographically and experientially."
The (Sub)Urban Scene
It Takes a Village: UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center
Explains Director Wyking Garret, “UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center Mission is to inspire and empower youth through positive education, art, culture and enterprise ..."
Gentrification and Marginalized People of Color
"For those involved in urban missions or working with urban populations, gentrification is going to change how their work is done and how resources to do that work should be allocated."
The Glo(cal) Outlook
In calls for financial responsibility and national security at all costs, "the exhortations and commands to care for the weak seem strangely silent."
A look at a book that considers what we can learn from children about talking about race. "... they have not yet learned that this is a largely taboo topic in the United States."
A candid account of life in a tent city, gleaned from years of correspondence between a long-time resident and the author. "This book challenges readers to carefully examine motives for engaging those living on the margins."
A future teacher explains why We Can't Teach What We Don't Know has been so important for his career teaching multiracial students -- and his recognition of a white culture that defines him.