Spotlight: Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian Best of 2016

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.

Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian Best of 2016

3 thoughts on “Spotlight: Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian Best of 2016

  1. Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW says:

    Thank you so much for this spotlight Mike! The experiences I had with you and the others on the intergroup dialogue team are what actually encouraged me to start my blog in the first place!

    I carry the memories and the lessons I learned there with me to this day and infuse them into my current work.

    Thanks for your continued friendship and support!

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  2. Mike Spencer says:

    Thank you for your inspiration and support as well! I can’t begin to account of the amount of growth that I have had facilitating dialogue. I’m looking forward to getting back in the classroom again this coming year!


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