Embodied Learning

Learning and advocating through bodily experience and practice are some of the most powerful ways in which to ignite the human moral imagination. Below are two such projects/moments: in one, The Slave Dwelling Project, Joseph McGill, Jr is on a mission to sleep in as many as possible extant slave dwellings (spaces in which enslaved African peoples live whilst under the forced labor laws – judicial and religious- of the State).  In so doing, McGill, Jr is bodily collecting experiences between his 21st century ‘free’ African American male body and the histories and times of those who once occupied the spaces in which he sleeps.   Please visit www. slavedwellingproject.org.

In the other project/moment,  Professor Larycia Hawkins,  a tenured African American professor at Wheaton College embraces embodied solidarity, wearing a hijab during 2015 Advent season.  Her radical non-violent social/moral activism sparked dynamic theological and ideological conversation and push back at Wheaton College and beyond. Please visit: Professor Larycia Hawkins.


Published by: Dream Without Borders

Artist| Scientist| Creative Entrepreneur| Activist: working at intersections of arts, health, healing, and activism, my practice focuses on the performance and performative articulations of vulnerable bodies, exploring and examining expressions of identity and belonging. I hold particular interest in the lives and aspirations of the African Diaspora/Black Atlantic in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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