A short essay on the Apogee Journal website. Free will, violence, Chris Brown, Rihanna, you, me, the NYPost…
“At the Los Angeles police station, photos were taken. A few days later, a shot that looked like a mug shot though it’s the victim, the battered woman, appeared on Internet sites, on television screens, on tabloid cover pages. Rihanna, her face bruised, in that terrible yellowed lighting. A picture leaked to the press by police officers. Women police officers, according to later media reports….”
I am a Harlem parent. For the last seven years, I’ve lived near ATLAH Ministry, a church that has made itself notorious for posting hateful screeds against candidate-then President Obama, ones that often questioned his birthplace. The signs became…
A wonderful day celebrating Afghan women and honoring their stories. In Ridgewood, NJ.
I was asked by the Fetzer Institute to write something to celebrate National Poetry Month. If you have a moment, click through. The poems will move you. Click thru to the @awwproject.org website and you will be changed.
Teachers in stateside public schools may think they know about firewalls, but the Afghan Women’s Writing Project operates online in one of the most restrictive regimes in the world. They mentor Afghan women with writing workshops conducted online from Afghanistan to America. At this event, the Richmond Hill Library opens up their space to audience members eager to read and to listen to the Afghan women’s stories. Music: “As Colourful as Ever” by Broke for Free. www.newlearningtimes.com.
EdLab attended our reading in Richmond Hill, Queens and then made this 2 minute video. Check it out!