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Mutale Bingley

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An Immigrant's Story: Hope For A Just America with Mutale Bingley

She Has The Mic

In her story, Mutale connects us to the “unfavorable and limiting conditions,” of post-colonial Africa, which forced her emigration. This is the homeland she is seeking to restore within herself, through narrative storytelling. Her story provides some perspective on the far-reaching impact and devastations of the racist ideologies and practices that began when Europeans first set foot on the African continent, in the 15th century. Elevating the voices of people of color is vital, and Mutale’s story is one that informs and inspires. Mutale makes a call to first listen, and then to take action; for a better world and a better future. Mutale Bingley was born in Botswana, Southern Africa. At the age of 19 she immigrated to the United States, originally arriving as an International Student. Mutale had very little in the way of financial resources, but despite this she understood that her only option was to succeed. Going back home, where she had left an alcoholic father, was not an option at the time. She wanted more than what her home life had given her. She hoped to begin a new life and find her dreams in America. Mutale is a social worker at Veterans Affairs and lives in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters. Find Mutale on: Linkedin Books: "When She Was White", by Judith Stone "Between The World and Me", by Ta-Nehisi Coates

1hr 6mins

17 Aug 2020