Workshops – Confesercenti Partner Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:42:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Workshops – Confesercenti Partner 32 32 Olympic gold medalist hosts workshop at Downriver Gymnastics – The News Herald Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:42:36 +0000

Last week, young gymnasts had a golden opportunity to learn from Olympic gymnastics gold medalist and world champion Svetlana Boguinskaia during a four-day gymnastics camp at Downriver Gymnastics in Southgate.

She is a three-time Olympic champion and competed in 1988 in Seoul, representing the Soviet Union; in 1992 in Barcelona within the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States; and in 1996 in Atlanta, representing Belarus. She is a five-time world champion and eight-time European champion.

Boguinskaia, who was born in Minsk, Belarus, then part of the Soviet Union, is now a US citizen living in Houston with her husband and two children.

She said she started offering her Olympia gymnastics camp in 2000 and was even able to adapt it to continue safely during the peak of the pandemic.

Boguinskaia said there are benefits for children to work with someone who has competed at the highest level of gymnastics.

“We know what hard work is and we know what dedication is,” she said. “We know the right progression in sports and we teach children not only good gymnastics techniques, but also life skills.”

Svetlana Boguinskaia (Sue Suchyta – For MediaNews group)

Boguinskaia said they teach young gymnasts to be kind, to help and respect each other, to support each other, to be on time and to practice good sportsmanship.

“It’s so much more than just proper gymnastics,” she said. “These are total, full-fledged life skills.”

Boguinskaia said she also insists her gymnastics camp is a bully-free environment.

“We want them to become caring people who help each other out,” she said. “We no longer need anger in the world.”

Boguinskaia said building participants’ confidence is one of the best things about camp.

“The confidence to do something in front of people, the confidence to not be afraid to make mistakes,” she said. “In life, mistakes are going to happen and you will learn from them.

“The best lesson is to get up and try again, or walk away with a smile on your face, knowing you did your best and today just wasn’t your best day.”

Boguinskaia said she urges them to see each day as a new opportunity to try again.

“So confidence, determination and never giving up is what they bring home,” she said.

Boguinskaia said body image is ingrained in our culture, not just in dance and gymnastics, and it’s human to be self-critical of your image.

“We see smaller, taller, smaller and bigger kids,” she said. “It doesn’t matter – there is acceptance for everyone.”

Boguinskaia said that when she was a girl in gymnastics in the former Soviet Union, only short and tiny gymnastics was trained for competition.

“What I love about the United States is everyone – it doesn’t matter if they’re tall or short, short or tall – everyone can take gym classes – there’s room for everything the world,” she said. “We would like everyone to be in good physical shape, because it helps every child to stay healthy.”

Boguinskaia said she hopes her students will leave the camp having learned skills while having fun and making friends.

“We have kids here from different gyms, and they all become friends,” she said. “I want them to make lifelong friends through gymnastics.”

Boguinskaia said that the children who work the hardest when no one is watching them will be the most successful.

“There are the children who are the quiet workers, who do their homework, and I am very proud of those who are rewarded with winning placements because they work and dedicate themselves,” she said. “They dedicate themselves to sports, knowing they have school, homework, friends – and they sometimes miss birthday parties – just to dedicate themselves to being the best they can be.”

Logan Cook (Sue Suchyta - For MediaNews Group)
Logan Cook (Sue Suchyta – For MediaNews Group)

Logan Cook, 20, from Wyandotte, whose mother Kelli Cook owns and operates Downriver Gymnastics, said it was interesting to experience Boguinskaia while assisting as a coach, having been a gymnast in the one of her camps when she was younger.

She said it brought back memories of seeing young gymnasts working with Boguinskaia.

“I love seeing it, because that was me a few years ago,” she said. “It’s a good experience for children, it’s interesting and fun and it makes me happy to see other children experience it. It’s different to be on the other side of the towel, though.

“Being on the other side of the towel” refers to being a servant leader.

Stephanie Barry, Program Director and Office Manager for Downriver Gymnastics, said the camp, which took place June 17-20, was great, and Boguinskaia, who was an incredible gymnast, is also an incredible coach, and Downriver Gymnastics students worked with her. in the past to other places.

“Once the opportunity arose to host one of his camps at our gym, we jumped on it because we knew how amazing it would be,” she said. “The kids have a great time, with lots of individual attention.”

Barry said that Downriver Gymnastics organizes camps in their gymnasium to motivate their students, help them develop their love for gymnastics and give them the opportunity to learn new things.

She said about a quarter of the attendees, ages seven to 14, were from Lansing or the Oakland County area.

Barry said the students not only learned about Boguinskaia’s experiences as an Olympian, they also got a taste of what it was like for her to compete in a different country, with a different way of thinking.

“They have a different mindset, and because she’s been doing this for so many years, the way she’s able to teach them and tell them how to do things is always unique,” she said. declared. “You hear things from a different perspective and you never know what will be effective for each child.”

Barry said it was great to see how enthusiastic the participants were about the sport of gymnastics and learning new things, as well as seeing how hard the young gymnasts put in every day.

“They’re here because they love it, and we’re lucky to be able to offer that to them,” she said.

We have just organized period workshops in schools in Africa Tue, 21 Jun 2022 07:10:30 +0000

In December 2018, Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 came to Johannesburg. This gave us thrills, good music and above all major commitments in the fight against extreme poverty. Among these, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter Tyler Perry has pledged to donate $1 million to support 50 young changemakers across the African continent.

It was the birth of Global Citizen Scholarship Program, powered by BeyGOODwhich offers young people the opportunity to gain experience working on social impact projects through a one-year paid fellowship.

So far, since its launch in 2019, the scholarship program has empowered 35 Africans – including the three of us – between the ages of 21 and 25, with the skills and tools we need to thrive – not just for our time at Global Citizen, but in all future projects. Recipients of this scholarship opportunity, powered by BeyGOOD, are also not shy about giving back to the communities that raised us.

In May this year, the young people who make up the third cohort of the fellowship, hailing from Nigeria and South Africa, embarked on a project – which we named “We Can. Period.” — to raise awareness on the issue of menstrual poverty, so common here in Africa.

As part of the “We Can. period.” project, we held workshops in schools in Lagos and Johannesburg during the week of Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28. In line with Global Citizen’s 2022 campaign to Empower Girls NOWthe main objective of our project was to help girls manage their periods better, to provide free hygienic products, in particular greener menstrual products such as reusable sanitary napkins and menstrual cups, and to advocate for better menstrual health education and policy.

Partnerships and Donations

To support the project, we have partnered with UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in Nigeria, and the Menstrual Project and Palesa Pads in South Africa to help leverage collective efforts to drive change real and lasting in the communities of Lagos and Johannesburg. The UNFPA Nigeria team provided 100 reusable sanitary napkins and 60 meters of cloth to the girls who participated in the school workshop.

During this time, The Menstrual Project donated more than 200 menstrual products and gave school children a 45-minute workshop based on a comprehensive curriculum that included menstrual poverty, menstrual health and management, and more. Fellows in South Africa collected 100 sanitary pads to donate to schools on the day of the workshop, and the remaining pads will be provided to the school in the coming months. Palesa Pads also did a great interactive demonstration on using reusable cloth pads which the kids absolutely loved.

Quiz action

As a citizen of the world, you know the importance we place on action. So, as part of our project, we have also launched a pan-African quiz that you can participate with us, A period shouldn’t be a complete stop in a girl’s life, find out why. The digital quiz action helps global citizens learn more about the seriousness of menstrual poverty as a global public health, human rights and socio-economic issue.

The Workshops — South Africa and Nigeria

Our first workshop took place on May 25 at the Aiyetoro Grammar School in Lagos, Nigeria, where fellows were joined by Global Citizen Champions of Change, Kiki Mordi and Seyi Oluyole. Speaking to students, Mordi and Oluyole highlighted the importance of good menstrual health management as well as the role boys can play in supporting girls during their periods.

“Boys, remember you’re meant to be a support system for your classmates,” Mordi said during his session. “If you see a girl in trouble, ask how you can help her.”

Oluyole’s session focused on her personal journey and experience with menstrual health. During her session, titled Time of Poverty: My Personal Journey, she spoke of growing up in a rural community in Lagos with limited access to sanitary products.

“I used to be like you,” she said. “If I can get to where I am today, so can you.”

Students also learned how to use reusable sanitary napkins, calculate their menstrual cycle, and advocate for better hygiene facilities in a series of sessions coordinated by BeyGOOD Fellows. At the end of the workshop, hygienic products were distributed to the students, including reusable sanitary pads donated by UNFPA, and a pad bank was set up at the school.

A few days later, in South Africa, our second workshop took place at Yeoville Community School in Johannesburg on May 27th. In addition to schoolchildren and BeyGOOD fellows in South Africa, Global Citizen Champions of Change Penny Lebyane, Amonge Sinxoto and Patricia Kihoro also joined the workshop in person; while champions of change Takkies Dinwiddy and “Menstruation Minister” Candice Chiwa supported the #WeCanPeriod campaign digitally on their social media platforms.

During the workshop, the Menstrual Project asked girls in grades 4 and 5 (ages 10-12) what they had heard about periods. “Bad, embarrassing, disgusting,” were just a few of the girls’ responses. One student said, “I told my dad about my period, and he said it’s something I need to talk to my mom about.

The girls were then told that the negative things they had heard about periods were all part of the larger issue of stigma and taboo around menstruation, which often leads to feelings of shame or embarrassment – especially for young girls and women – when they talk. on their rules. It can also lead to the idea that periods aren’t normal or are dirty, when they’re just part of life.

This provided a great transition for Simphiwe Mahlangu from Palesa Pads, who explained in more detail the use of reusable cloth pads and how to have a healthier relationship with your period and your body. Our Change Champions, Lebyane and Kihoro, then spoke about their own personal experiences with menstruation and why they are advocating to address period poverty.

“When I was advocating for menstrual poverty in Kenya [as a part of the movement #TrekforMandela], they were surprised to learn that it is also a problem in South Africa,” said Lebyane. “And I was like, ‘Yes!’, that’s why I was climbing Kilimanjaro. To create awareness.

Previously published in the 3BL Media newsroom.

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Consultation workshops aim to boost exports to Laos, Thailand, Cambodia | Company Sun, 19 Jun 2022 09:27:00 +0000
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Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade), under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, will organize a consulting workshop in the southern province of Tay Ninh on June 21 for exporters interested in the markets of Laos and Thailand.

The hybrid event will also be held virtually on Zoom and streamed live on VietradeThe Facebook fan page of .

A similar event will be held the next day to help Vietnamese companies export agricultural and food products to Cambodia.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Vietnam’s trade with Laos reached $708.2 million in the first five months of 2022, as Vietnam’s exports to the neighboring country fell by 11.7 % year-on-year to reach $247.2 million.

Vietnam mainly shipped steel products, vehicles and parts, machinery and accessories, fertilizers, plastics and vegetables to Laos.

Thailand has remained among Vietnam’s top 10 trading partners for years. Data from the International Trade Center (ITC) showed that bilateral trade between the two countries increased sevenfold to USD 16.58 billion in 2020 from USD 2.31 billion in 2004, with an average annual growth of more than 11%.

In the first five months of this year, bilateral trade totaled $8.57 billion. Vietnam’s exports to Thailand were $2.95 billion, up 15.6 percent from the same period last year, while imports were $5.26 billion , up 3.5% year-on-year.

Thai consumers mainly favor aquatic products, vegetables, cashew nuts, coffee, pepper and fruits from Vietnam.

Vietnam and Cambodia experienced an average annual growth of 17% in bilateral trade from 2016 to 2020 to reach USD 5.32 billion in 2020.

Vietnam’s exports to Cambodia stood at $4.8 billion in 2021, a year-on-year increase of 15.7 percent from the previous year. The figure jumped 31.2% in the first five months of this year to $2.6 billion.

Cambodia mainly imported steel products, chemicals, plastics, machinery and electrical appliances, processed foods, confectionery and cereals from Vietnam, while exporting rubber, cashew nuts and agricultural products to Vietnam. ./.

Free Community Workshops to Create a Story Exhibit as part of the Newark Book Festival Fri, 17 Jun 2022 13:41:00 +0000

Stories from around the world will be shared as part of the Newark Book Festival.

Seven free workshops will be held in June and July with theater host Michael McCredie and an illustrator.

An exhibition of stories and illustrations important to local people will be created and traditional stories from around the world will be explored.

Sarah Bullimore, organizer of the Newark Book Festival.

Leanne Taylor of the Newark Book Festival said: “We are really excited about these workshops which are free and open to families. The sessions will be fun, practical and participants will develop their ideas into new short stories which will be recorded and illustrated. drawings, storyboards, performance opportunities and the ability to learn new stories from different cultures.”

The workshops will take place at the Millgate Community Center on: Saturday 18th June; June 25, July 2, July 9 and July 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. And on Wednesday July 27 and Friday July 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The workshops are part of an outreach program for the Newark Book Festival that was funded by the Community Fund.

Seven free community workshops will take place as part of the Newark Book Festival.
Seven free community workshops will take place as part of the Newark Book Festival.

Festival producer Sara Bullimore said: “Now a mainstay of Newark’s cultural calendar, the Newark Book Festival grows bigger every year, encompassing more talks and workshops, an ever-expanding literature market, theater street and entertainment, as well as a growing schools and education program.The festival takes place at venues across the city, including the Palace Theatre, Newark Library, City Hall, the castle grounds and even on the River Trent.

“We are excited about our 2022 festival and the return of live events where people can come together and be creative.”

To reserve your space, email

The workshops are open to families and accompanied children of all ages.

West Business Development Center announces workshops for July – The Willits News Wed, 15 Jun 2022 21:34:44 +0000

Western Business Development Center Workshop Schedule: July 1-31

All West Center workshops and webinars are free. All workshops last one hour, unless otherwise specified.

Words that Sell: The Basics of Content Writing will be held on Wednesday, July 6 at noon. Are you at a loss for words when trying to describe your business or products? If the answer is yes, then join Amy Scharmann in learning how to communicate effectively without sacrificing your company’s creativity and personality.

Disaster Planning: Protecting Your Business is Wednesday, July 6 at 4:00 p.m. (90 minutes) Do you know what you would do in the event of a natural or man-made disaster? Do you know where your important documents and papers are? Do you know how to rebuild your business? If the answer to any of these questions is “no”, register for our disaster planning workshop today.

The Ethical Sales Funnel: Turning a Lead into a Customer will be held on Thursday, July 21 at noon. If you don’t know what a marketing funnel is, attend our free webinar to learn more about this visual tool for visualizing the journey customers/customers take from first discovering your business to selling.

Stop the Madness – Get Control of Your Time & Your Business will be held on Wednesday, July 27 at noon. Do you want to have a successful life and business at the same time? Ben Martin will show you how to identify problems and give you the confidence to solve them.

Take Bike the Streets’ “Build a Bike” gets residents rolling – Chicago Tribune Mon, 13 Jun 2022 21:16:00 +0000

LaRonda Jones tried to fix her own Schwinn mountain bike so she could get to work.

“I realized I couldn’t,” she said. “He just needs a little love.”

Wes Thorn and Jeff Okamura worked on Jones’s bike and several others on Saturday at the first of six repair shops called the “Ken Parr Build a Bike” program organized by Take Bike the Streets, a non-profit volunteer transportation advocacy group. non-profit based in Gary.

Parr, who died in 2016, was an original member of Access Miller. A Gary and Portage science teacher and cycling enthusiast, he helped start the “Build a Bike” as a pop-up shop at Miller Beach Farmers Market in 2015.

Workshops continue from 10 a.m. to noon on June 25, July 9, July 23, August 13 and August 27 at 301 S. Lake St. Workshops are open to everyone, but children under 5 must be accompanied by a ‘an adult.

Jones said she lives and works in Miller, so biking to her Lake Street office makes sense.

“It’s a good program. I want to be able to tell people about it, so I have to experience it,” she said.

Organizer Jessica Renslow said Take Bike the Streets, founded in 2015 by Access Miller, has taught and helped hundreds of people maintain their bikes and adopt safe riding practices.

“I’m so glad we were able to do this,” said volunteer Jennie Rudderham, who said the group also received funding from Partners for Clean Air in 2017.

She said electric and manual bicycles have been purchased for disabled cyclists. The bikes are housed at the Indiana Dunes National Park Douglas Center on Lake Street.

The Adams siblings – Amy, 14, Andre, 16, and Angela, 18 – received used bikes.

“I will go everywhere with it. I’m tired of walking,” Amy Adams said.

Thorn, from Portage, a millwright with US Steel, said he had been cycling since he was about 8 years old when his father brought home a dented bike he found.

“I fixed it and fell in love,” he said. Thorn raced BMX bikes for a few years and now enjoys riding the area bike paths.

Thorn worked on a slightly rusty bike, doused its gears with oil and changed an inner tube in the tire.

Renslow said the goal of Take Bike the Streets is for people of all ages to learn bicycle repair and safety.

She said about 19% of Gary residents rely on public transportation. The initiative originally grew out of a Miller Spotlight program after volunteers learned that Gary didn’t have a bike shop.

Take Bike the Streets won the 2018 State Partners for Clean Air Annual Bicycling Actions Award and the 2019 American Planning Award for Best Hoosier Grassroots Initiative.

The effort is co-sponsored by Trailblazers Bike Barn in Hobart, the Revolution Church-Gary and the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District.

The group needs sponsors this year. For information, visit:

Carole Carlson is a freelance journalist for the Post-Tribune.

“Children belong in schools, not in workshops, factories, agricultural fields or as servants” – Ayushmann Khurrana speaks on World Day Against Child Labor : Bollywood News Sun, 12 Jun 2022 05:58:43 +0000

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has been voted one of the “World’s Most Influential People” by TIME magazine for championing inclusivity through his choice of films. He has worked actively to combat gender discrimination through his brand of cinema which is now affectionately referred to as the ‘Ayushmann Khurrana genre’ across India. His intent for social good was recognized by UNICEF who hired him as a celebrity advocate for the global campaign Ending Violence Against Children (EVAC). Today, on the World Day Against Child Labor, Ayushmann is setting the agenda for the eradication of child labor in our country.

“Children belong in schools, not in workshops, factories, agricultural fields or as servants” – Ayushmann Khurrana speaks out on World Day Against Child Labor

Ayushmann says, “Children belong in schools and playgrounds, not in workshops, factories, agricultural fields or as servants. Child labor violates their rights and robs them of their education, growth and opportunities. It also makes them vulnerable to injury, exploitation and abuse.

He adds, “Children who have the opportunity to attend school regularly have better earning potential in the future, which helps break the intergenerational cycle of poverty. Each of us has a role to play in ending child labour. We can take action to end child labor in our businesses, homes and communities.“

Ayushmann believes that children at risk must be protected at all costs. He says, “Help vulnerable children and their families access education and social protection programmes. Raise awareness of the lasting negative impact of child labour. Call CHILDLINE 1098 if you see a child working or any other child in distress.

Work-wise, Ayushmann will next be seen in two very interesting projects this year – Anubhuti Kashyap’s Doctor G and filmmaker Aanand L. Rai’s Action Hero directed by rookie Anirudh Iyer.

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BA Perfformio students running workshops with primary schools in Cardiff Fri, 10 Jun 2022 06:15:14 +0000

BA Performio students [Performance] courses at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David recently held Boal training workshops with Cardiff Primary School teachers as a new technique to use in the classroom.

The students held a series of workshops with teachers from Glan Ceubal, Ysgol y Wern, Pencae, Hamadryad, Pwll Coch and Mynydd Bychan schools to teach them the role-playing technique of theater practitioner Augusto Boal. The training aims to facilitate an approach that helps children deal with small challenges that may arise during play or in the classroom.

It is hoped that children and teachers can intervene in the situation by acting on the problem and then hopefully overcome the problem by discussing how it could be solved and what worries them.

Mared Harries, a teacher from Ysgol y Wern said:

“Having visitors to the school always stimulates students’ interest, but having the opportunity to get to know University of Wales Trinity Saint David students and spend time with them playing games drama has certainly meant that students view theater as a fun activity.

“They look forward to experimenting with Boal’s techniques and learning more about them, and we as teachers look forward to seeing how this theatrical approach can be a way for learners to express their concerns and to solve the small daily problems that constantly arise. the Court.”

These workshops have been successful in boosting students’ confidence and teaching them a new set of key skills that prepare them for the future.

David Horgan-Harding, one of the students on the course, said:

“Working with schools I learned a lot about working with children and how to tailor activities to suit their themes and thinking. Over the weeks I also learned about myself and a career I hope to pursue at some point in the future if I want to be a school drama teacher.

Elen Bowman, one of the BA Perfformio course lecturers, said:

“It was such a valuable experience for us as a department to have the opportunity to work with Cardiff Primary Schools on this project. The students had created a detailed workshop in the techniques of global theater maker Augusto Boal.

“The teachers were very keen to immerse themselves in the experience and understand how Boal’s forum theater techniques can be adapted for elementary school children. Fair play towards the children, they are very willing to try the exercises and suggest small daily events that need to be resolved and discussed as a group. As a result, students also benefit from the experience in terms of leadership skills, communicating clearly and gaining more confidence as individuals – essential aspects in the training of an actor.

Recently launched Community Literacys Collaboratory Wed, 08 Jun 2022 05:05:39 +0000

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Eric Darnel Pritchard

The Brown Chair of English Literacy Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of a new center, the Community Literacies Collaboratory, which took place on May 6th. The international virtual event introduced university members and the public to different programs that CLC has already started offering and will continue to offer in the future.

The event also introduced participants to the CLC websitewhich explains the organization’s mission: “The Community Literacies Collaboratory (CLC) facilitates and supports a variety of literacy partnerships – ranging from academic research and educational and policy initiatives to community programming focused on various aspects of literacy. empowerment and advocacy in Arkansas and nationally. CLC does this work through a vision centered in an ethic of justice, imagination, community responsibility and love.”

The Community Literacies Collaboratory defines literacy as a “practice beyond reading and writing, in areas of communication using shared cultural dialects and symbols. It is seen through the clothes we wear and the diversity of community dialects that we honor and embrace.” This definition enables the organization to support a wide range of initiatives, consistent with inclusive, equitable and justice-oriented approaches to literacy learning, development and practice.

portrait of Robin Bruce

Robin Bruce

With help from web designer Adam Ritchey of InterraMedia, the CLC website was developed by Eric Darnell Pritchard, Associate Professor of English and Brown Chair in English Literacy, and Robin Bruce and Jackie Chicalese, both MFA students in the Creative Writing and Translation program. as well as graduate assistants for the CLC and the Brown Chair in English Literacy.

The CLC invites a diversity of “literacy stakeholders – advocates, educators, researchers, and creatives” to participate in its programs, seek collaboration, and request the use of its resources in programs that are free and open to the public.

One of the initial programs the CLC runs is The Literacy Exchange, through which community literacy facilitators can offer workshops on “literacy research methods and methodology, writing workshops, and presentations on the programs applied literacy, as well as training on integrating various types of literature into K-12 classrooms, creating after-school youth literacy programs and doing literacy work adults. “

portrait of Jackie Chicalese

Jackie Chicalese

The Literacy Exchange, in conjunction with the Fayetteville Public Library, has already offered two workshops, “Planning Writing Projects” and “Contemplative Writing,” which were led by Beth Godbee, founder of Heart-Head-Hands: Living daily for justice.

Pritchard said he was pleased with the turnout at the first literacy exchange events and looks forward to future workshops. “We’ve already heard from Arkansans and others that our offerings over the past year have been key to improving literacy, building community, and creating a space in which participants have learned skills that have enriched their lives,” Pritchard said. “The heart of all community literacy work is people. We are thrilled to now have the CLC as the vessel through which we will continue this work and further strengthen our capacity for collaboration.”

Another program offered is the Possibilities Hub, through which the Community Literacies Collaboratory funds “seminars, reading groups, or a series of lectures that explore a topic through and/or about literacy in order to expand the capacity individual and collective to understand what literacy work can be and do today.”

The Possibilities Hub’s first seminar, “Abolitionist Study Group: Literacies Toward Freedom,” took place last spring as part of the Brown Chair’s lineup for the 2022 National African American Read-In. Seminar attendees discussed topics such as the history of prisons and policing in the United States, reform and/vs. abolition, queer and black feminist approaches to abolition, justice for people with disabilities, carceral links between psychiatric services and nursing facilities, and abolition in practice.

The success of this first seminar demonstrated how the Possibilities Hub can be used to encourage deeper dialogue on specific literacy topics.

A third CLC-sponsored program is Outside-the-Box, which “invites community literacy workers to write brief, accessible, and thought-provoking policy briefs, reports, or essays on a current issue in the learning and practicing literacy”. These texts will be used to inform the public on how to develop or improve literacy activities “in a wide range of contexts”. Those whose texts are accepted for publication will be remunerated for their work.

The Community Literacies Collaboratory will also hold its first biennial symposium, October 27-29, “Tracing the Flow: The Geographies of Black Feminist Literacies, Rhetorics, and Pedagogies.” Co-hosted with Carmen Kynard, Lillian Radford Professor of Rhetoric and Composition and Professor of English at Texas Christian University, the symposium will “(re)examine difficult and necessary questions about what does (or could mean) study, teach and activate black feminist literacies and the rhetorical tradition in 2022 and beyond.”

The symposium will be held in conjunction with a graduate seminar that Pritchard will offer in the fall of 2022.

Finally, the CRC will launch a call for grant proposals twice a year: on September 30 and February 28. More details on how to apply will be posted on the website by the end of the summer.

Total Education Academy introduces more skills-building workshops for students Mon, 06 Jun 2022 14:32:41 +0000

In an effort to ensure its students graduate with skills that will make them self-employed and workforce employers, Total Education Academy (TEDA) has introduced more courses and equipment practices to energize the student program as she prepares for the 2022/2023 Academic Session.

Godson Dinneya, Owner and Founder of the award-winning Abia School located in Eke Owerri, Obingwa Local Government Area of ​​the State, revealed that in addition to a Cultural and Creative Arts (CCA) studio well equipped, TEDA has introduced music lessons powered by Kharimates Music Academy where students learn to sing and play different instruments such as: violin, cello, saxophone, keyboard, guitar and others.

The owner further revealed that the school has introduced and equipped an information and communication technology workshop in addition to the other six workshops it has for practical subjects.

“It now offers Telephone and Computer Maintenance (PCM) courses designed to empower students with ICT-based entrepreneurship and self-reliance after secondary school.

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“Five well-equipped workshops provide hands-on experience in automotive technology, carpentry, metalworking, electrical and electronics, among others,” the owner said.

Dinneya also hinted that TEDA also provides early science education to its undergraduate students, which would provide them with the opportunity to discover their potential early by exposing them to basic chemistry, physics, biology, science and science. economics and advanced mathematics.

“This decision is in line with international standards and prepares them to lead their world from an early age. The Total Education Development Academy became the best junior science school in the Olympiad competition in 2019/2020, with its students placing first, third, fourth, fifth and seventh among the top 10.

“TEDA also won first and third overall in Junior Science and Best Girl in Science (Junior Science Queen).

“Furthermore, Abia State Ministry of Education has named TEDA as the best government-approved junior high school for 2020/2021 and the second position among government-approved senior high schools. state government”, enthused the founder.

He also pointed out that more than 800 students are currently enrolled in full board at TEDA, adding that since the pandemic and the economic crisis, the school has welcomed many foreign students whose parents send to Nigeria for acculturation without losing any level.