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Lift every voice

Today started with an assembly celebrating Martin Luther King. The assembly was totally kid-centered, an authentic middle school experience. There were excerpts from a play the students had put on earlier this year, Brown Girl Dreaming. There were vocalists and … Continue reading

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Diversity Day

Today was Diversity Day at school. All the teachers and staff prepared and taught workshops on issues of diversity that are of interest to them. There were workshops on the Chinese Immigration to the United States, Inclusion and Disability, Urban Planning and … Continue reading

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The lynching of Emmett Till

59 years ago today, Emmett Till (1941-1955) was murdered in Money, Mississippi. From Chicago, Till was visiting family in the area. His supposed crime was that he had “flirted” with a white woman, Carolyn Bryant, the wife of the owner of Bryant’s … Continue reading

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Letting go of fear, feeling more comfortable with risk

In the midst of the snowstorm today we had Diversity Day at school. For this day every teacher in the Middle School plans some sort of activity/ workshop that showcases diversity in whatever way s/he desires. Students may watch short … Continue reading

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We need lots more recipes like that

Oh yeah. Waffle cones. Though there are references for cones before 1904, they became wildly popular at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904, when an ice cream vendor, Arnold Fornachou, ran out of cups to serve his ice cream and the … Continue reading

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Welcome to my life

In short films on Friday, SD shared the following video, “Welcome to my Life” by Elizabeth Ito, her senior project at Cal Arts in 2004. The use of the voices of her real family makes the point of this video … Continue reading

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