Susan Yawa, 1970s I am the daughter of Katherine and Preston who raised me in the company of change makers and racial dreamers. They spoke to us in the language of education, justice and freedom both in their words and actions. I entitled this conference flier ‘Osmosis’ because it has always felt to me thatContinue reading “Osmosis”
Anonymous (Educator), 2019 I am from…fried chicken, collard greens, corn bread, coal mines and domestic work…Harlem 1960s.
Anonymous (Educator), 2019 My Pilon is very important. Handmade in Puerto Rico and given to me by my mom. I made garlic paste and sofrito and especially mofongo in it.
Anonymous (Educator), 2019 I am Brooklyn born and raised. All day every day. I am Puerto Rican, where the rice and beans are awesome and meats are delicious, and coquito tastes good.
Anonymous (Educator), 2019 Elephants represent prosperity to my family as I recall. It means that when you have family you are rich. Family to the Spanish and Creole culture are very strong and connected, and family is very important. Therefore, the string of elephants holding each other’s tail represents my family and culture – weContinue reading “We Are One”
Anna Valdes, ICCD Rego Park, 2019 If I had to select a special object in our home, it would be the portrait of Noah and I hanging on our wall. Noah came to me at four weeks old through the Foster Care system. He remained with me until a family member, not familiar to Noah,Continue reading “Family Photo”
Asher S. P.S. 140, 2019 Curry crabs & dumplings been around for generation; not only these crabs are from the wild, they live on land or sea that’s the greatness of these angelic creatures. But not only the seasoning and the curry embrace this unique shell with in it soft meat and then it servedContinue reading “Curry Crab & Dumplings”
Antigona B., P.S. 169K – Sunset Park School, 2019 This is a traditional food from my country. Everyone in my country will bake that for their special guests, especially for the first-time visitor to the house. It usually takes 3 hours to bake. However, it is delicious and worth the wait. In addition, it helpsContinue reading “Fli Kosove”
Anonymous, 2019 Our Piano holds a special meaning to me and my family. The beautiful melody played by the piano accompanied us for many wonderful time. Learning the piano allows us to learn to do anything. It teaches us be serious and persistent, and it cultivate our patience and perseverance.
Kanika, 2000s – Current I wear these bangals every day. I actually can’t remember the last time I took them off. My mom gave them to me about six years ago. Growing up, wearing Indian clothes and jewelry was always synonymous with getting dressed up for weddings, holidays, or another special occasion. About seven yearsContinue reading “Indian Bangals”