Chris Rogers


Chris is a local educator and mistake-maker. Oh and Associate Editor for FUTURES sometimes.

“I know teaching is a survival technique. It is for me, and I think it is in general; and that’s the only way real teaching, real learning, happens. Because I myself was learning something I needed to continue living. And I was examining it and teaching it at the same time I was learning it. I was teaching it to myself aloud.” -Audre Lorde, An Interview with Audre Lorde

“It’s frustratin’ when you just can’t express yourself / And it’s hard to trust enough to undress yourself / To stand exposed and naked, in a world full of hatred / Where the sick thoughts of mankind control all the sacred" -Jay Electronica, Better in Tune With The Infinite

“Without new visions, we don’t know what to build, only what to knock down. We not only end up confused, rudderless, and cynical, but we forget that making a revolution is not a series of clever maneuvers and tactics, but a process that can and must transform us” -Robin D.G. Kelley, Freedom Dreams

“Some of us who have already begun to break the silence of the night have found that the calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak. We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak. And we must rejoice as well…Perhaps a new spirit is rising among us. If it is, let us trace its movement well and pray that our own inner being may be sensitive to its guidance, for we are deeply in need of a new way beyond the darkness that seems so close around us.” -Martin Luther King Jr., Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

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