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Safe Space

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I decided to visit my assigned partner's site this week after having gone to the Posse Plus Retreat 2015 on Crime and Punishment. I have never really questioned or challenged the space around me on campus. I have never really considered how every student on campus uses and utilize this space differently. I have never really imagined all the different interactions this space holds. I have never thought that this space could be considered unsafe for some people. I have never seen how much this space could stir up so many hurt, anger and pain.

The view above did not feel any different than the labyrinth. I stood on the same white ground covered in snow. I stood under the same sky. I was in the same cold air. I could even locate the labyrinth by sight. I could hear everything in echo. So how can a space so unified, be so divided? I