Killing Canaries: A Bird's-Eye View

  • Erlene Grise-Owens Spalding University

Abstract

This article interweaves a personal narrative with feminist, experiential, and justice-focused educational tenets.
The author's individual story occurs in the collegial context of educational efforts to address significant social
issues—particularly racism—connected to Hurricane Katrina. A critical "canary" incident of oppression provides an
avenue for exploring universal dynamics of sexism and interlocking isms.

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