On this edition of The Way, Anoa speaks with photographer and writer Yoav Litvin about the recent discussion concerning problematic liaisons and the need for critical thinking and critique in our media spaces. Yoav shared his motivation for writing on the topic of leftist or progressives should engage with those who currently or previously self-identified as being a member of the “alt-right.” Anoa and Yoav also discuss the reaction to the critique of ideas, another form of freedom of speech, and the quick need to dismiss by some rather than address concrete points when raised. We must elevate our discourse as a movement if we are to bring about the change we claim we wish to see in the world around us. It is important that we create avenues of dialogue on important topics and not simply silos to confirm our bias.
To learn more about Yoav’s work check out his website.