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The Literacy Project The Literacy Project lifts up stories of those who have taught literacy to others, implemented literacy programs,or struggled to achieve literacy.
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We're beyond excited to officially announce the launch of our collaboration with filmmaker, Lucy Phenix!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...
06/06/2020

We're beyond excited to officially announce the launch of our collaboration with filmmaker, Lucy Phenix!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Director of four short films based on her 1985 classic documentary "You Got to Move" about the Highlander Center, Lucy's work is as relevant as ever today.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Even better, all four short films are streaming free exclusively at: www.yougottomoveshorts.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Estamos muy emocionados anunciar oficialmente nuestra colaboración con la cineasta, Lucy Phenix!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Phenix es la directora de cuatro cortometrajes que se basan en su documental, "You Got to Move" (1985), que trata del Highlander Center. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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El trabajo de Lucy es más pertinente que nunca y ahora pueden estrenar sus cuatro cortometrajes gratis aquí: www.yougottomoveshorts.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#theliteracyproject #cubanliteracycampaign #cubanliteracy #cubareads #socialawareness #literacycampaigns #equity #lucyphenix #yougottomove

#Justiceformaud we #Runformaud
06/05/2020

#Justiceformaud we #Runformaud

Campaign Zero has identified 8 research policies that if employed would decrease police violence by 72%.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...
06/05/2020

Campaign Zero has identified 8 research policies that if employed would decrease police violence by 72%.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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To join your voice to their cause, head to 8cantwait.org, find your city, call your mayor and DEMAND the change we need TODAY!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Source: @campaignzero ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#theliteracyproject #cubanliteracycampaign #cubanliteracy #cubareads #socialawareness #literacycampaigns #equity #8cantwait #campaignzero

Hoy cumpliría 27 años... #JusticeforBreonna #Blacklivesmatter #Vivasnosqueremos
06/05/2020

Hoy cumpliría 27 años... #JusticeforBreonna #Blacklivesmatter #Vivasnosqueremos

June 5th is World Environment Day!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Here are 5 ways that you can celebrate and honor the Earth today:⠀⠀⠀...
06/05/2020

June 5th is World Environment Day!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Here are 5 ways that you can celebrate and honor the Earth today:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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~ Plant something⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
~ Use reusable bags⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
~ Ride your bike⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
~ Switch your paper bills to e-bills ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
~ Use a refillable water bottle⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Every little bit counts! How are you planning to celebrate?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#theliteracyproject #cubanliteracycampaign #cubanliteracy #cubareads #socialawareness #literacycampaigns #equity #worldenvironmentday

Feminist Antifa !!
06/05/2020

Feminist Antifa !!

"Podemos estar en desacuerdo y aún así querernos, a menos que el desacuerdo esté enraizado en mi opresión y la negación ...
06/04/2020

"Podemos estar en desacuerdo y aún así querernos, a menos que el desacuerdo esté enraizado en mi opresión y la negación de mi humanidad y mi derecho a existir.
James Baldwin - afroestadounidense, escritor y activista por los derechos civiles." CL

La Lucha contra el Femicidio y la impunidad en Argentina #NiUnaMenoshttps://www.pagina12.com.ar/269932-cinco-anos-de-ni-...
06/04/2020
Cinco años de Ni Una Menos: “La deuda permanente es con nosotras y nosotres” | En el aniversario de la masiva movilización, los reclamos inundarán las redes

La Lucha contra el Femicidio y la impunidad en Argentina #NiUnaMenos
https://www.pagina12.com.ar/269932-cinco-anos-de-ni-una-menos-la-deuda-permanente-es-con-nosotr

La cuarentena impedirá las marchas, pero miles de mensajes reivindicarán que “libres y desendeudadas nos queremos”. El documento del colectivo precisa 1450 femicidios desde 2015.

Los colores curan...
06/04/2020

Los colores curan...

The Library of Congress
06/04/2020

The Library of Congress

FRIDAY: Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Smithsonian Institution Secretary Lonnie Bunch discuss the future of their institutions and how they remain accessible and relevant during a period of global pandemic coupled with nationwide protests against injustice.

WATCH Friday, June 5, 7pm ET. DETAILS: https://www.loc.gov/item/event-399200/?loclr=fbloc

Did you know?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The literacy rate in Cuba is 99.8%, which is one of the highest in the world.  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...
06/04/2020

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The literacy rate in Cuba is 99.8%, which is one of the highest in the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Cuba's aggressive and ground-breaking literacy campaign of 1961 still serves as the blueprint for work in hundreds of communities in developing countries around the world.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You can learn more about Cuba's 1961 literacy campaign with the film Maestra, currently streaming for FREE!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Here's how to gain access:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
~ Head to: https://vimeo.com/393968075 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
~ Use password: MAESTRA_WMM_2020 (case sensitive)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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La tasa de alfabetización de Cuba es 99,8%, una de las tasas más altas del mundo entero!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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La novedosa y agresiva campaña de alfabetización cubana de 1961 sigue sirviendo como modelo para esfuerzos de alfabetización por todo el mundo.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Ahora puedes estrenar la película, Maestra, para aprender más de esta campaña.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Como acceder:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
~ https://vimeo.com/393968075 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#theliteracyproject #cubanliteracycampaign #cubanliteracy #cubareads #socialawareness #literacycampaigns #equity

Silence is privilege and a dangerous one. Here are a few organizations and funds that you can contribute to in the fight...
06/04/2020

Silence is privilege and a dangerous one. Here are a few organizations and funds that you can contribute to in the fight to end injustice:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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- George Floyd Memorial Fund⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Campaign Zero⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Minnesota Freedom Fund⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- I Run with Maud-Justice for Amaud Arbery Fundraiser⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Justice for Breonna Taylor Petition and Fundraiser⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Black Visions Collective⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Reclaim the Block⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Unicorn Riot⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Feel free to tag more resources in the comments!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Photo: @shopsundae

"Mujeres contra el virus y contra todas las violencias"MST Brasil
06/03/2020

"Mujeres contra el virus y contra todas las violencias"
MST Brasil

From the great Angela Davis
06/03/2020

From the great Angela Davis

"Love is all you need"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀More than ever this message rings true. This month in midst of this storm, we st...
06/03/2020

"Love is all you need"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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More than ever this message rings true. This month in midst of this storm, we stand in love and support of members of the LGBTQ+ community.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Happy Pride. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#theliteracyproject #cubanliteracycampaign #cubanliteracy #cubareads #socialawareness #literacycampaigns #equity #maestrathefim #socialjustice #socialjusticeawareness

Broken crayons still color ❤️"El proceso de resiliencia nos permite seguir amando" ❤️
06/02/2020

Broken crayons still color ❤️
"El proceso de resiliencia nos permite seguir amando" ❤️

06/02/2020
"Cualquiera persona que acepte pasiva el mal, está igualmente implicada en él... Quien acepta el mal, sin protestar en s...
06/02/2020

"Cualquiera persona que acepte pasiva el mal, está igualmente implicada en él... Quien acepta el mal, sin protestar en su contra, está cooperando con él..." MLK Jr.

WE can no longer be silent. WE are broken and WE are in pain.   Silence has created space for the acceptance of murder a...
06/02/2020

WE can no longer be silent. WE are broken and WE are in pain. Silence has created space for the acceptance of murder and systemic genocide. Silence that made others comfortable can no longer stand.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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NO MORE.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Yell, scream, cry, write, march, protest, but most importantly DO something. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#theliteracyproject #cubanliteracycampaign #cubanliteracy #cubareads #socialawareness #literacycampaigns #equity #maestrathefim #socialjustice #socialjusticeawareness

La libertad. Silvio Rodríguez"Yo te quiero libre, como te viví; libre de otras penas, libre de mí..."
06/02/2020

La libertad. Silvio Rodríguez
"Yo te quiero libre, como te viví; libre de otras penas, libre de mí..."

06/02/2020
We don't need another hashtag. We don't need another video.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Say his name.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀George Floyd...
06/01/2020

We don't need another hashtag. We don't need another video.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Say his name.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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George Floyd.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Artist: J. Michael Walker ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#theliteracyproject #cubanliteracycampaign #cubanliteracy #cubareads #socialawareness #literacycampaigns #equity

The Literacy Project's cover photo
06/01/2020

The Literacy Project's cover photo

The Literacy Project's cover photo
05/31/2020

The Literacy Project's cover photo

05/29/2020
The economic realities of our present times is only one of the many symptoms of our inequities of our social realities. ...
05/29/2020

The economic realities of our present times is only one of the many symptoms of our inequities of our social realities. It is not a question of semantics. The economic crisis we are experiencing right now is indicative of the the very real societal fissures of our society. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#theliteracyproject #cubanliteracycampaign #cubanliteracy #cubareads #socialawareness #literacycampaigns #equity #maestrathefim #socialjustice #socialjusticeawareness

"El castillo" (2008), obra de Jorge Méndez Blake (México, 1974) Sus seguidores la rebautizaron "El impacto de un libro"....
05/29/2020

"El castillo" (2008), obra de Jorge Méndez Blake (México, 1974) Sus seguidores la rebautizaron "El impacto de un libro".
El libro en cuestión es "El castillo" de Kafka

"¿No sería maravilloso un mundo dónde fueran más importantes las bibliotecas que los bancos?" C.L.
05/29/2020

"¿No sería maravilloso un mundo dónde fueran más importantes las bibliotecas que los bancos?" C.L.

All-girls robotics team from Ghana wins World Robofest Championship in the U.S.
05/29/2020

All-girls robotics team from Ghana wins World Robofest Championship in the U.S.

¿Puedes ver que no se trata solo de libertad?En una democracia debería haber menos miedo y más justicia:#justiceforgeorg...
05/29/2020

¿Puedes ver que no se trata solo de libertad?
En una democracia debería haber menos miedo y más justicia:
#justiceforgeorgefloyd

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I was honored to share my book, #CubanLiteratureInTheAgeOfBlackInsurrection with literary giant, Edwidge Danticat at the University of South Alabama. #CubanLiteratureInTheAgeOfBlackInsurrection, demonstrates that Black Cuban colonial authors did not entirely assimilate to Spanish Catholicism. Rather, they appropriated Catholicism as a symbolic language for African-inspired spirituality. African religious knowledge subverted official Catholic dogma about redemptive suffering that might free the soul but leave the body enchained. AVAILABLE HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Cuban-Literature-Age-Black-Insurrection/dp/1496825012/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
#BLACKHISTORYMONTH we honor Plácido, a free Cuban poet of African descent whose entire literary career lasted just ten years: 1834-1844 . In a one decade, Plácido became the most prolific Cuban poet of the nineteenth century! Plácido was a poet of the people that comprehended what Dr. DaMaris Hills calls "the potential of poetry as a revolutionary and religious artifact." Below, I cite several stanzas from a satirical poem he wrote called "The Curro's Reply" where he mocks the slave mentality of black man enamored with his white enslaver. I explore Plácido's critique of internalized white supremacist ideas in #CubanLiteratureInTheAgeOfBlackInsurrection. MY BOOK IS AVAILABLE HERE WITH FREE DELIVERY: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cuban-literatur…/1131293339 Here is the dialogue between the enslaved man and the free black man living on the extreme margins of colonial Cuban society, known as a curro: Tiene hasta de equitacion Conocimientos profundos, Por eso es que va a caballo Siempre el doctor que da gusto.>>--- A lo que muy socarrón Contestó el taimado curro, Con risa burlesca, Y dejándole confuso. ------ [sic] (original emphasis) (Even about equestrianism He possesses profound knowledge That’s why the doctor goes horseback riding, Always at his pleasure.>>-- To which mockingly, The shrewd curro replied, With sarcastic laughter That dumfounded the slave. ----)
We set Mobile ablaze Thursday night at the University of South Alabama when I launched my book, #CubanLiteratureInTheAgeOfBlackInsurrection. A special thanks to the University of South Alabama and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages for hosting the event. And thanks to the University Press of Mississippi for the tremendous support they provided to promote the event. #CubanLiteratureInTheAgeOfBlackInsurrection in a few words: Juan Francisco Manzano and Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés (Plácido) were perhaps the most important and innovative Cuban writers of African descent during the Spanish colonial era. Manzano and Plácido portrayed African-inspired spirituality in the symbolic language of Catholicism. Their literature subverted official Catholic dogma about redemptive suffering that might free the soul but leave the body enchained. My book aims brings their stories to light in vivid prose. AVAILABLE HERE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cuban-literature-in-the-age-of-black-insurrection-matthew-pettway/1131293339?ean=9781496825018
LITERACY at any level means more than just reading; it also means communicating what we read and think about to a specific audience for a specific purpose.
So important always
This was my first chance to see the draft of the inspirational and historically important work-in-progress on Highlander Folk School and the Citizenship Education Project. Wow! Can't wait to see the finished project. Highlander and the CEP are critical and lost pieces in the grass roots history of the Movement. Yea, Literacy Project.
Brings the term, "literacy," to life! Wish we had more literacy campaigns in the U.S.
Trump Cuba Policy: What Will Happen in Coming Months? “Trump’s policies cannot take effect until the new regulations are established, a process that, according to the White House Fact Sheet, ‘may take several months.’” A lot can happen within this time frame.” http://bit.ly/2rzeWIb My book available at Amazon