Food, Art, and Social Activism:

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The Crossroads of Ideas

Strokes of programming genius usually occur during high stress times, during my REM sleep or when I’m not focused on completing a time sensitive task.

  1. Play SCRABBLE with any interested teens at least once a week. Encourages vocabulary growth and creating interpersonal relationships with the teens.
  2. Continue to teach teens how to create a three course culinary meals! Its been a success and I wish we had a bigger kitchen.
  3. Creating the Hall of Art showcasing all of the teens best art pieces. Maybe making it a rotating art show to create a sense of community and belonging. Possibility of making it a fundraising opportunity? I’ve observed how the teens truly enjoy expressing themselves through artistic means. Time to get some new paintbrushes.
  4. Renovating the computer lab and turning it into the College and Career Center. While collecting college pennants from practically EVERY college possible (now this will be a long term project and goal!) and career focuses posters. Early outreach and proactive predisposition towards their college success. 
  5. Develop a Social Justice Film Series with after film discussions. We let the student watch movies but why not show movies that spark an intellectual discussions around social issues domestically and internationally. Implementing a community service learning component, the youth can get involved in an issue that they are passionate about. 

Those are my ideas.


Here’s a video that shows that organizing does not know age! During WWII, 200,000 women in Asia were kidnapped, imprisoned, and raped in camps by Japanese soldiers. Many of these women died without getting a chance to share their stories but in the Philippines, there is currently a movement for Pilipina survivors to get the justice they deserve! They are currently organizing for an official apology, acknowledgment of their victimization, and reparations! Seriously, how can you not be inspired by these women? Not even old age can stop them from fighting for their rights—one of them even has a “JUSTICE NOW” banner on her walker! We can really learn a lot from their resilience, determination, and strength! 



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A teacher somewhere in your neighborhood today is preparing lessons for a new school year. In the minute it takes you to read this, teachers are using their “free time”, and investing their own money for your child’s literacy, prosperity and future. Here’s to a safe and successful 2011-2012 school year! Re-post if you are a teacher, love a teacher, or appreciate a teacher