As the crisis in Ukraine unfolds before our eyes in real time and on social media, it is hard not to think that this must have been what it was like for many of our elders (and some of us too), fleeing conflicts and wars in years past. So many of us have colonization, displacement, and war in our personal and family histories. At the same time, many of us do not know a lot about those histories because we were never taught it in school and/or because our elders did not want to burden us with these stories.
I learned a lot more about intergenerational trauma from the Disney film “Encanto.”
Friday, March 11, 2022
Essay 1990 Institute Newsletter Vol 2 Iss 5 What do we remember as we watch the crisis in Ukraine unfold?
My essay for 1990 Institute Newsletter Vol 2 Iss 5 What do we remember as we watch the crisis in Ukraine unfold?