New version soon to be launched
NEW‼️ Counter Voices – A podcast on Diversity, Inclusivity, Equity, Democracy and Citizenship
Counter Voices is an augmentation of the website Diversity-Threads.com. The vision and mission is to provide awareness, insights and understanding of the dimensions of Diversity in order to engage in conversations without fear and apprehension. As with the website, the podcast provides language, references, research, stories, and strategies on how to approach with confidence challenging…
Trenza’s-Braids ~ Counter Voices and Stories
“Poetry humanizes – Poetry gives a human face to a time like this. Poetry gives eyes and a mouth and a voice to a time life this. Poetry records a time like this for future generations who want to know about a time like this in terms of the five senses, and in terms of the soul.”
~ Martin Espada
The Truth is the Truth ~ All Else Is an Option ~ History Tells Us So
Why has it been so hard for human beings historically to admit the TRUTH?
Is it our social-cultural-political-religious ego, our propensity to believe that “right is right and we are always right?”
Is it that the TRUTH reflects and reveals our constructed flawed identities?
Seriously, what is it about us that draws us to deviate from veracity with options, even when the TRUTH is staring back?
Aboriginal Ritual Chant
Aboriginal Ritual Chant – Anonymous
The spirits of native people endures and lives on.
Heritage and human dignity passed on through centuries of sacrifice, resiliency and perseverance.
Nature – the land guarding its ancestral treasures.
With each chant we hear anguish turned to eloquence and forgiveness.
How human to include those who only knew how to plunder.
The Ugly American in New Duds ~ But Same Stench and Out of Step
There are some commonalities among Americans. Some say that taxes and death are two.
My dad provided another that kept me humble – still does.
He simply said, “Just remember that your ‘mierda’ (poop) stinks just as much as anyone else’s.”
By the way, yours does too. But please, don’t make a pie out of it!
“How do I love or hate you? ~ Let me count the ways” Why the Reluctance to Condemn Extremism and Gun Violence? ~ Gen Zers no longer waiting for Stuck on Stuck Generations
“How do I love thee . . . let me count the ways . . . ”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806-1861
“How do I hate thee . . . let us count the ways . . . ”
Domestic Terrorists, White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis, Facists, Hate Groups (2023)
One letters with pen in hand – the other with a gun.
Each is a choice – both taught and learned.
Gen Zers unapologetically answering the call.
Concert of Colors
MUSIC – perhaps the best way to appreciate its significance is to think of it as being nonexistent or unavailable.
What would our lives be without music? What would our emotional diaries – read like – feel like?
Thank goodness MUSIC lives reminding us of our diversity, inclusivity and humanity.
The Concert of Color is all about that universal harmony.
Check it out and be there.
The summer schedule will soon be available but the 2022 program provides insights as to its annual depth and breadth.
Trenzas – Braids
Poetics and Intimate Poems
Immigrant Voices of Resiliency and Hope