I’d like to take the time to spotlight a blog by a friend who is very special and extremely talented. The blog is called Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian and the author is Relando Thompkins-Jones. I met Relando when he was a student at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, where he worked with our team facilitating intergroup dialogue with high school youth in Ann Arbor. Since then, he has never ceased to amaze me with his grace, thoughtfulness, and skills. He is an outstanding dialogue facilitator and diversity educator. When I become Associate Dean of the School of Social Work, I hired Relando to teach the course I created on Intergroup Dialogue because of the trust I had that he would deliver the best course possible for our students. And, he delivered many times over! Click on the link below to sample some of his most popular blogs of 2016. I encourage you to follow and return often to learn more about his journey.