On Transformative Teaching for Social Change - A Conversation with Drisana (Dru) McDaniel
Narratives of PurposeNovember 08, 2021
00:26:1524.04 MB

On Transformative Teaching for Social Change - A Conversation with Drisana (Dru) McDaniel

This new episode features South Carolina-based, transformation activist Drisana (Dru) McDaniel. Dru is a co-founder of the Transformative Teaching Collective, a worker-owned cooperative which promotes social justice education. She designs and facilitates customized workshops that awaken and enable intergroup dialogue to advance Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In this conversion, Dru also talks about her approach centred around contemplation and spirituality to facilitate dialogue on social issues, through her consulting practice for Cultural Transformation ‘The Alchemy of Now’. Listen to her story.


Show Notes

At the end of the show, the guests share a sneak preview into their favourite music or books by answering the same set of questions. Here are the links to Dru’s answers. The books she is currently reading are Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory, and the Sacred by M. Jacqui Alexander, and Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim. The music that particularly resonated with her at a specific time in her life is ‘A Love Supreme’ by John Coltrane. Her all-time favourite band that she absolutely recommends is Moonchild.

If you want to follow Dru on social media, you can find her on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Here are some additional useful links. In case you wish to have more information on the Transformative Teaching Collective you can visit their website. You can also learn more about Dru’s expert consulting practice ‘The Alchemy of Now’ on her website.