This week we talk with Schmian Evans about education, marginalization, and what we can do about it. What is considered normal? How do we educate and empower people, especially children, when they have be constantly told by the system they are stupid, can’t learn, or not worth people’s time? How do we navigate the grey areas? We also talk about spoken word. how their spoken word ministry can connect to others on a deep level, and how art is treated in our (U.S.) culture.
Schmian Evans is a Master of Divinity and Certificate of Sexuality and Religion student at Pacific School of Religion. She also serves as the student representative on the Inter-Cultural Justice Committee and student trustee on the Board of Trustees. She holds a Certificate of Ministries Studies from PSR and a B.A. in Gender Studies from California State University Stanislaus. Schmian has served as an advocate for those considered at-risk and marginalized, for several years, as an educator, mentor and organizational leader. A poet, performer, and City of Refuge Minister, Schmian remains dedicated to the work and service of creating a more just world.
Lost Voices by Darius Simpson and Scout Bostly (Spoken word piece on YouTube)