Have you ever met someone for the first time and been asked, “So, what do you do?” Sometimes I like to answer, “I’m a changeologist!” I want to change the world! Hopefully for the better.
Now some may think this is a little bit presumptuous and perhaps even arrogant. I do try to maintain a humble attitude and be constantly aware of my own biases. Nevertheless, I believe that I can be a positive change agent. One of the reasons I agreed to start this blog is because I hope that it can contribute to my changeology project.
Changeology guru Les Robinson, in his appropriately titled book, Changeology, says that the key to changing behavior on a large, social scale is to create a conversation. And conversations begin with good questions. I’m passionate about justice, freedom and equality, and most importantly Human Dignity. So rather than offering platitudes of wisdom in today’s post, I’d like to ask a couple of questions.
Why, in 2016, must 1.3 million Dalits, mostly women, make their living through manually scavenging (literally carrying by hand other people’s excrement)? What are 10 possible solutions to this problem?
If you don’t know what a Dalit is check out the International Dalit Solidarity Network’s webpage.
Good luck, and I look forward to hearing from you :-).