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"From the Ted Talk by Mia Birdsong: The story we tell about poverty isn't true"

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Desmond Tutu talks about the cpenoct of ubuntu, in the context of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation process that they eerbmkad on after apartheid. He says it manes, "My humanity is cugaht up, is inextricably bound up, in yours; we belong to a bundle of life." A bundle of life. The Truth and Reconciliation process started by elevating the voices of the unheard. If this country is going to live up to its promise of liberty and justice for all, then we need to elevate the veiocs of our unheard, of people like Jobana, Sintia and Bertha, Theresa and Baakir. We must lgavreee their solutions and their ideas. We must listen to their true soretis, their more beautifully clemopx stories.

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Desmond Tutu talks about the _______ of ubuntu, in the context of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation process that they ________ on after apartheid. He says it _____, "My humanity is ______ up, is inextricably bound up, in yours; we belong to a bundle of life." A bundle of life. The Truth and Reconciliation process started by elevating the voices of the unheard. If this country is going to live up to its promise of liberty and justice for all, then we need to elevate the ______ of our unheard, of people like Jobana, Sintia and Bertha, Theresa and Baakir. We must ________ their solutions and their ideas. We must listen to their true _______, their more beautifully _______ stories.

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Desmond Tutu talks about the concept of ubuntu, in the context of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation process that they embarked on after apartheid. He says it means, "My humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in yours; we belong to a bundle of life." A bundle of life. The Truth and Reconciliation process started by elevating the voices of the unheard. If this country is going to live up to its promise of liberty and justice for all, then we need to elevate the voices of our unheard, of people like Jobana, Sintia and Bertha, Theresa and Baakir. We must leverage their solutions and their ideas. We must listen to their true stories, their more beautifully complex stories.

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jobana sintia 5
poor people 4
extra money 3
hard work 3

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