Beautiful Struggle – A Talk by Dr. Ruha Benjamin [AUDIO TRACK]

This is the audio of “Beautiful Struggle: Understanding Racism and Transforming Words Into Deeds”, is a webinar delivered by Dr. Ruha Benjamin at the Santa Monica Baha’i Centre on August 27th, 2017. Dr. Benjamin is a scholar and teacher who writes and speaks widely about science and technology, race and inequality. She is an associate professor in African American Studies at Princeton University, where she studies the social dimensions of science and technology, race-ethnicity and health, knowledge and power. 

In this talk, Dr. Ruha Benjamin talks about how we can figure out what our role is, how we can understand the ways through which we see the world, and how we can share an understanding of reality through a lens of social science and a lens of spiritual wisdom. Throughout her discourse, she speaks about personal struggles and collective struggles to courageously impart the nobility of humanity.

This talk was recorded at the Santa Monica Baha’i Centre, and, along with it’s accompanying presentation slides, can be seen on their YouTube channel:

If you’ve enjoyed this talk, you might also like her 2016 keynote address for the International Society for Technology in Education called “Incubate a Better World in the Minds and Hearts of Students” or her TEDx talk, “From Park Bench to Lab Bench – What Kind of Future Are We Designing?”.

You can find out more about Dr. Benjamin by checking out her website: 

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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