AWP Remarks. On the Carolina African American Writers Collective: See with me as I remember Maisha Moore

Read on Friday, February 10, 2017, 12-1:15pm session, Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Washington, DC.  Washington Convention Center, Room 101.   Panelists/Readers:  Dr. L. Teresa Church, Lenard D. Moore, Dr. Lauri Ramey, Cedric TillmanSee with me as I remember, walking across uneven stones beneath a prickly whistle thorn acacia.  I am wearing her [...]

Tech innovation course in Kenya?

Things I'm considering for proposing a Jan Term course in Kenya 2019I am beginning preparation to propose a Jan Term Kenya course for 2019, possibly one focused on technological innovation (computer programming, teaching with technology, cloud storage, and/or game design) so I'm interested in learning about a partner's perspective of our work to this point [...]

Thinking about the course

I have been thinking deeply about a suggestion that I have received from several students in their individual conferences as well as in the whole group debriefs.  They have felt too torn between their responsibilities with the NGOs and those at Daraja Academy, most saying that they would prefer to devote their time at Daraja [...]

Today I became an elder!

Or so said Milkah at Youth Hub after serving my mother and I coffee and treats.  As she prepared coffee for herself, she asked us if we would like any.  I said yes, not thinking anything of it.  Next thing you know, she had made a table of a chair and served us coffee and [...]

Orangaroni and deficit ideologies

Earlier this afternoon, I posted on Facebook a question along the lines of, what should I call our current president other than his name?  I received a slew of answers:  Twitler, That Man, Chump, the Orange Man, Orangaroni, Donnykins, Apricot Hellbeast, Darth Tangerine, Die Twitter Führer, and others quickly arrived.  In less than two hours, [...]

On impact and chasing sunsets

I need to write about all that has happened in the last few days, but due to fatigue, it may be more list than vivid writing.  After my brief attempt at a post on Saturday, we were on our way to the Permaculture Research Institute.  Interesting fact:  this is another organization that got its start [...]

A presidential inauguration from Kenya

What happened and what I fear happeningYesterday, while I was with students in Kenya, a potential fascist dictator was inaugurated as the president of the United States of the America.  A little over a week ago, my students, in preparation for coming to Kenya, engaged in conversation about what it means to be American, because, [...]

Let them fly!

Today what I realized in visiting Youth Hub that I need to give the students the space they need to make errors and figure things out.  I've been on site for just a few hours, and I've had about 3 questions to answer.  Ultimately, they figured much of the information on their own. They are [...]