When I was taking drum set lessons with Brett Deptula, he would emphasize this point: if the audience isn’t physically moving then you have not done your job as a drummer.
So when I detect movement, I find it significant. Movement tells me that people are having a physical response to something that they have seen or heard.
If you need a call to action listen to Bianca Blu Lazuli in this clip:
→ Instagram video by Chicago Taysha • Sep 4, 2020 at 5:52 PM
The Carry On Movement started by community advocate / artist / designer Jai Hudson…
The Declaration of Interdependence
This declaration hereby invites you to write your own declaration of interdependence.
Those who can not write are encouraged to speak. Those who cannot speak are encouraged to think. Those who cannot think are encouraged to feel. If you can not write something, say something. If you can not say something, think something. If you can not think something, feel something. If you can not feel something, then go and heal someone else, so that you may feel again.
i hold these truths to be self evident; That all black lives matter. That all black trans…
This post is part of my series called #WeTheTeachers highlighting different ways in which K-12 teachers are adapting their classrooms to covid-19. The text is transcribed from my phone interview with Shanel M. conducted on Monday September 14th, 2020. (Last Edited Date: September 16th, 2020)
Key: Q=ChicagoGupta, A=Shanel
A1: [I] specifically worked with majority hispanic students within a [majority] white population. Mostly my students are kids who socially and economically don’t have peers.
Every Friday I lead my students through yoga. [It is] pretty interactive. We have a student who is wheelchair bound, so I am doing what I can…
[This article is part of my new project #WeTheTeachers in which I am amplifying the voices of my fellow K-12 teachers around the United States. Below is the text transcription of my interview with 4th Grade Art Teacher Lillian White.]
After Lillian White began posting publicly on Facebook about her school’s response to her “black lives matter” mask, various media outlets have published her story, and that’s how I heard about her case. I was intrigued and wanted to learn more about her experience, so I reached out to her via e-mail to schedule this interview. …
I attended the Potluck Protest in Dallas, TX. When I got to Reverchon Park, I was a little early and ran into a friend who was helping her mom set up one of the food vendor stations. So I volunteered to help set things up, and quickly found myself in the back of one of the organizer’s pick-up trucks transporting folding tables, chairs, and sound equipment to the outdoor event area. Read on if you’re thinking of attending/organizing a Potluck Protest in your city — I have also included information on how to contact The Potluck Protest at the end.
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