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Spiraling Time: Reflections on Cindy Rose Bello

Encountering the Spiraling Time symposium exposed just how steeped in restrictive ideologies about the linear progression of time I was. My conceptions about how time works have been transformed. I have discovered that time and memory are nuanced and complex, and do not neatly conform to any systematic grid like a calendar. Blurring the lines even further are the political and economic forces invested in the way we remember.

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Inequity is a growing problem both here in the United States and abroad at the global level. This trend of a widening gap between the rich and the poor is extremely concerning to me because it belies growing instability in world political systems. We have observed these symptoms in the past and in the present: in the decline of old empires, in troubled countries such as Greece, even in our own United States.

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