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.
Below is some information about last week's Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week by St. John's Community Services:
Homelessness can happen to anyone at any age. Many people live one paycheck or one life event away from losing everything. Can you find it in your heart to help the vulnerable individuals and families affected by homelessness?
Your gift today can ensure men, women, and children experiencing homelessness have a safe place to shelter and food to eat. Any amount will help, but $25 will provide five meals for someone in need, $75 will provide a week's worth of groceries for an individual in our Oasis program, or a gift of $100 will ensure an individual experiencing homelessness will have a safe place to sleep in our shelter.
Upcoming 2020 Hunger Free Communities Virtual Summit will be held on Nov 18 and 19, 2020.
Hosted by the Alliance to End Hunger, the Summit brings together a wide array of anti-hunger experts and advocates from across the U.S.
Here's an hour long program, sponsored by the eXtension Foundation, with tips on including poetry as a tool in agricultural workshops, training sessions and classrooms. Take a look!
Global Learning in Agriculture Conference will take place in February 2021. Find more information here: http://www.cvent.com/events/global-learning-in-agriculture-conference-glag21-/event-summary-cf85660aac714dfe8e8080589712acd6.aspx
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