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Never Stop Learning

The Battalion – Texas A&M (College Station, TX), June 20, 2005 Summary: Children should be encouraged to accept all aspects of different cultures, and teachers should strive to eliminate bias in education, said reggae musician Alafia Gaidi and Texas A&M history professor Ernest Obadele-Starks. Gaidi and Starks gave presentations Thursday as part of The George…

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London Through Refugee Eyes

Open Democracy (London, UK), June 20, 2005 Summary: Moving Lives is one of PhotoVoices’s most recent programmes. It was screened on 19 June in London at the Celebrating Sanctuary Festival, the annual free festival celebrating the art of London’s refugee communities. PhotoVoices is an international charity based in London. Moving Lives, a photography and digital-storytelling…

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Stories Celebrate Juneteenth Day

Auburn Citizen (Auburn, NY), June 16, 2005 Summary: The Auburn Human Rights Commission brought the message of Juneteenth Day to a new generation on Wednesday with a celebration featuring storytellers. The commission’s annual commemoration of Juneteenth Day, which marks the day the last slaves were freed in 1865, brought students from area schools to the…

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Juneteenth Speaker Passionate about Storytelling, Education

The Battalion – Texas A&M (College Station, TX), June 15, 2005 Summary: Juneteenth, traditionally celebrated on June 19, recognizes the day the Emancipation Proclamation was first read in Texas, freeing slaves. Alafia Gaidi’s presentation, “Freedom’s Legacy: Africa’s Gifts,” will be a part of the George Bush Presidential Library’s Storytellers Guild and educators’ seminar celebrating Juneteenth.…

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Holmes Pupils Find Home in ‘Name and Place’

Wednesday Journal (Oak Park, IL), May 10, 2005 Summary: The issues of “name” and “place” help young students and their parents better understand traditions, histories and cultures that make up their backgrounds and their communities. It helps them appreciate difference and similarities in people. It also helps them understand and appreciate maternal and paternal heritages;…

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Storytelling Project Aims to Help New York City High School Students Deal With Racial Issues

AScribe – The Public Interest News Wire (Oakland, CA), May 5, 2005 Summary: An innovative program to help high school students understand and deal effectively with racial issues through stories and storytelling, has received a second grant of $100,000 in support from the Third Millennium Foundation. The Storytelling Project, developed by Barnard College Professor Lee…

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Disagreement in America: What’s Your Story?

The Seattle Times (Seattle, WA), April 25, 2005 Summary: Meaningful civil disagreement — the kind that fosters understanding, opens minds, locates common ground, undergirds democracy — requires meaningful personal engagement across the divide. “It’s incredibly hard work,” says Bob Perkins, a Seattle carpenter who believes that the country would prosper if more of us took…

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