Honors College student at the Oregon State University highlights their Poetry X Hunger project: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLfG_pFn8zx/
If ever you needed convincing that poetry can powerfully Speak Back to Hunger, then I'd really encourage you to watch this 2-minute video.
#GLAG21 - One Poem, One Community - YouTube
The video premiered yesterday during the Global Learning in Agriculture 2021 (GLAG21) Conference's Poetry Cafe -- all hosted by good colleagues at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) It presents, with captions, GLAG21's Poetry Contest winning poem, Hunger Pains, by young poet, Tyler Cook.
In the video, Tyler reads the first few lines of his poem and is then followed by several other poets and friends from Korea, Zimbabwe, Ireland, the US and Kenya as they read sections of his amazing poem.
The GLAG Conference is designed to provide K-18 teachers around the world with new and exciting insights and tools, like poetry, as they engage learners in discussions of agriculture, food, nutrition, hunger and related topics.
For info on GLAG -- Global Learning in Agriculture Week | #GLAG21: Taking Action (psu.edu)
Congratulations to Tyler! And kudos to PSU's Dr. Daniel Foster, Dr. Melanie Miller Foster and Mr. Carson LeTot for creating the space for poetry to shine.
Poetry Cafe will take place at 2021 Global Learning in Agriculture on Zoom on Feb 9 at 7 pm. Take a look at the flyer below. The link to the GLAG conference is here:
Voices of Woodlawn, a powerful poetry program about America's slaveholding past, will be presented three times during February's Black History Month.
See the flyer for details.
Here's the registration link for the session this Friday, Feb 5 at 7 pm East Coast Time, US. Once registered, you'll receive the zoom link. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvd--hqD8qH9wqroozp6AkVVxIPg6jxfar
Brian and Sunu did a great job presenting their winning poems from the World Food Day 2020 during the well-attended Nov 19, 2020 Hunger Free Communities e-reception.
Brian's reading begins at about minute 25 and Sunu's starts at about one hour into the recording.
Again, thanks to the folks at the Alliance to End Hunger for this opportunity to include powerful poems alongside such important work towards making our communities hunger free.
The GLAG21 Conference is less than a month away... Don't miss out on its many offerings -- including GLAGJr's focus on secondary student and 4-Hers described below.
In 2021, GLAGjr includes the following features:
1. Six Virtual Global Agriculture Learning Modules
Using Articulate 360 as our primary platform, this year’s GLAGjr program will feature 6 interactive modules that will allow students to connect with classrooms from across the globe. These modules include:
· What is Food Security?
· What is Global Competency?
· What are the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals?
Grand Challenges/Wicked Issues Modules:
· Water Management (SDG 6)
· Partnerships for Peace (SDG 16)
· Taking Action
2. Opportunity for Students to earn Digital Badges
A new feature of GLAGjr, students are now able to earn up to 6 digital badges by completing GLAGjr modules. Students will be able to display these badges on future resumes and portfolios. There is a minimum number of badges each team needs to earn to submit for the local grant funding (described in #3).
3. Grant Funding to turn Modules into Moments
Sponsored in part by our friends at Corteva Agriscience, our GLAGjr Grant Program sponsors youth agricultural groups with grants of $500 to translate their learning through modules into impactful community moments. These grants directly go towards groups who will plan and complete a project that will increase global competency in their local in the year 2021. Each registered GLAG21 educator can have 1 group submit and participate in a pitch process! Each group that submits must document completion of 15 different digital badges from the GLAGjr curriculum
4. GTAN Program Support
From the program launch date on February 18th until June 1st, the Global Teach Ag Interns will provide program support and coaching for educators. Our team is here to support you in any way we can be successful with your learners as they explore global issues in food, fiber, and natural resources
GLAGjr Registration will close on Wednesday, February 17th at 11:59 P.M. EST. Programming will start with modules being released to all GLAGjr educators on Thursday, February 18th.
So, First, make sure you are registered for #GLAG21
Second, sign-up for GLAGjr!
We're starting 2021 with a special feature in the Ragged Edge poetry series.
Join us on Friday, January 8 at 7:00pm for an open mic followed by Voices of Woodlawn featuring Patrick Washington, Diane Wilbon Parks, Sylvia Dianne Beverly (Ladi Di), and Hiram Larew with Clifford Bernier on the harmonica. (Zoom link below.)
Four poets spent a day at the historic Woodlawn Plantation Estate in Fairfax, Virginia in 2019 and wrote about the largely unknown enslaved community that lived there. The resulting powerful poetry and artwork has been presented throughout the Washington, D.C. area.
Clifford Bernier’s The Silent Art won the 2010 Gival Press PoetryAward. He appears on harmonica in the Accumulated Dust world music series.
Diane Wilbon Parks is a poet, visual artist, and author. One of her poems and artwork has been installed as a permanent sign at the Patuxent Research Refuge - North Tractin Laurel, Maryland.
Sylvia Dianne Beverly (Ladi Di) is an internationally acclaimed poet, presenting poetry In Brixton, London, England, at the Lewisham Theater. Her most recent honor is Prince George’s County Poet of Excellence 2020.
Hiram Larew’s poems have appeared widely and have been nominated for four Pushcart Prizes. His Poetry X Hunger initiative is bringing poets from around the world to the anti-hunger cause.
Patrick Washington was forged in Washington D.C.’s vibrant U Street Arts community of the 1990’s, and as part of several dynamic ensembles over the years, is known for moving seamlessly between classic styles of poetry and hip-hop. He will begin 2021 serving as Poetry Director for Words Beats & Life, Inc.,as well as running the Youth Poet Laureate Program for the DMV region.
As usual, we will begin with an open mic and then proceed to the Voices of Woodlawn. If you wish to read, bring one poem and when you sign in, leave your name in the chat.
Alliance to End Hunger Strongly Urges Passage of COVID-19 Relief Including Food Security and Nutrition Support. Find more information HERE:
A note from Hiram Larew:
"For those who, for whatever reason, weren't able to zoom in (and apologies for any snafus with the live link), here's the link to the video recording of the 90 minute session. Feel free to share the link as a gift to friends, relatives and pets.
The wonder of Poets from Ireland! In this program, you'll hear work of 13 fine, fine poets who deserve to be known well beyond the Emerald Isle. We hope you enjoy their work and voices as we begin to celebrate the end-of-year Holidays.
A special thanks to Nicholas Brown and his team at Prince George's County Memorial Library System (in Maryland, USA) for all of the technical and promotional backstop including production of this recording. And, hats off as well to the Prince George's County Arts and Humanities Council and Solas Nua for their co-sponsorship. We also appreciated help from the Washington, DC-based Folger Shakespeare Library's Poetry Program."
GLAGcreates is a platform to bring together the arts with the sciences to tackle the wicked challenge of food security. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to specifically address a 21st century approach to building skills in creativity and collaboration!
The Global Teach Ag Network is thrilled to partner with the Poetry X Hunger Initiative to bring this to our GLAG educator family.
This is also a way of helping our educators in times of COVID. The self-guided student modules are available to EVERYONE right now! You do need to register for #GLAG21 to submit entries to the Poetry Event.
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