Civil Rights Class week 4

“Our system isn’t broken — it’s designed to do what it’s doing: produce measurable inequity.” [Gary Chambers, a candidate for the US Senate representing Louisiana, in his latest campaign video, “Scars and Bars,” in which he discusses the cruel and destructive legacy of the Confederacy and burns a Confederate flag] I am the American heartbreak—Continue reading “Civil Rights Class week 4”

Notes from Audio Storytelling for Journalists Class Week 4

I am taking Audio storytelling for journalists: How to tell stories on podcasts, voice assistants, social audio, and beyond” from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin. These are my notes from the third week. How has your idea for an audio project evolved over the course?Continue reading “Notes from Audio Storytelling for Journalists Class Week 4”

Notes from Audio Storytelling for Journalists Class Week 2

I am taking Audio storytelling for journalists: How to tell stories on podcasts, voice assistants, social audio, and beyond” from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin. These are my notes from the second week. Audio is amazing at communicating emotion. The information in an audio storyContinue reading “Notes from Audio Storytelling for Journalists Class Week 2”

Civil Rights Class Week 2

Click Link below to play graphic. https://www.usatoday.com/pages/interactives/1619-african-slavery-history-maps-routes-interactive-graphic/ Homework 1: Monday 31 Read 1664-1669 The Virginia Law on Baptism by Jemar Tisby Notes from reading: Black people remain the most Christian demographic in the United States yet Christianity is the “white man’s religion.” White Christians deliberately used religion to strengthen a racial caste system. 1667 VirginiaContinue reading “Civil Rights Class Week 2”

Civil Rights Class Week 1

As part of my personal growth in 2022, I am taking a civil rights class at the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts. The “Civil Rights Movement” refers to efforts toward achieving true equality for African Americans in all facets of society, but today the term “civil rights” is also used to describe the advancement ofContinue reading “Civil Rights Class Week 1”

The Other Black Girl

I read this book to assess its suitability as a 2022 summer reading selection for grades 9 through 12 at The Rivers School in Weston, Massachusett. My conclusion is that high school students will not yet have the life experience and frame of reference to understand the racism and microaggressions that Black women face inContinue reading “The Other Black Girl”

Notes on the Lincoln Highway

I read this book as a Rivers Faculty & Staff book club assignment. These are my notes. The Lincoln Highway, a Great American Road Novel by Amor Towles — three 18-year-olds who met in a juvenile reformatory, plus a inquisitive, abnormally smart 8-year-old — journey from Nebraska to New York City in an old StudebakerContinue reading “Notes on the Lincoln Highway”

A Natural Renewal

Jobs often provide benefits of which the folks in human resources office are unaware. I work at the Rivers School, a coed private day school that serves grades 6-12 on 23 acre campus, located 15 miles from Boston with 900 feet of frontage on picturesque Nonesuch Pond in Weston, Massachusetts. During the school year, IContinue reading “A Natural Renewal”