In April 30th 2016, Larycia A. Hawkins (Ph.D) was talking about Unity in the form of Embodied Solidarity at TED; a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas that change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.
When she was speaking, she also shared her experience of what she has learned when she was in Rwanda, in 2014.
She was shocked to see how being born tutsi was an issue during the genocide of Tutsi in April 1994 and now Rwanda is a valley of dry bones. She said: “Baby blood should matter” and continued with these challenging statements: Do we see people or we see zombies; do we see human, human not just people, but human of bones and marrow (the life inside of bones). Marrow is the stuff of life.
Larycia A. Hawkins (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is the Abd el-Kader Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. At the Institute, she is working on the Race, Faith, and Culture Project, which examines how multiracial communities of faith could impact American race relations; and the Pluralism Project, which studies changing majorities and minorities. She formerly served as Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format and below you can watch it.