Keynote Address at Berkshire Community College

18 January 2021

Thank you for the introduction and thank you all for committing yourselves to a day of service in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I am honored to be part of this day at BCC. When I was invited to…


A speech given at an anti-racist rally hosted and organized by local youth

Mos Def, an artist, says in a song “tomorrow may never come, for you and me life is unpromised”. This is a statement that resonated with me for the lack of a life promised for people of color.

There is an acknowledgment to accept hopelessness as part of our daily…


Images carry more meaning than words. They allow for interpretation that can challenge or reinforce norms of a society and culture. Images also depict and create stories for us to consume. Images can be physical prints, pictures in devices and social media, or manifestations of our imaginations. …


Binaries, as options or choices, dictate our lives: zeros and ones, good and bad, healthy and ill, and truths and lies. Binaries are easy models that attract us to them in order to simplify our lives, like roads that fork where you can go left or right. But if we…


Photo by Markus Spiske

George Floyd died in Minneapolis Minnesota with the knee of a police officer at the back of his neck. “I can’t breathe…I can’t breathe…”. Floyd’s plead became the mantra of several mass protests against police violence and the lynching of People of Color, especially of Black men and women. The…

Christopher M. Himes, Ph.D.

Teacher, social thinker, and maker

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