“In January 2011, in a moment that captured the hearts of people all over the world, thousands of Egypt’s students, library workers, and demonstrators surrounded the great Library of Alexandria and joined hands, forming a human chain to protect the building. They chanted “We love you, Egypt!” as they stood together for the freedom the library represented.”
Learn all about:Miriam Makeba from South Africa, Wangari Matthai from Kenya, Kasaha Nagabasera from Uganda, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie from Nigeria,Hatshepsut and Hypatia from Egypt and Funmilayo Ransome Kuti from Nigeria
Thom, MPamila Primary School, Ntchisi District, Malawi teacher sharing Talking Walls with his colleagues.
Thanks to Argy Nestor and Lindsay Pinchbeck for their work with teachers in Malawi. Read all about their trip: https://meartsed.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/arts-education-and-malawi-2/
As I read about Jadav Molai Payeng and his work in India planting trees http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/2016/0616/This-tribesman-planted-a-forest-in-India-that-s-bigger-than-Central-Park I thought about the other tree stories I have shared and a few new ones I am just learning about. We could learn and teach a lot of our world through the tree stories of Wangari Matthai. Kate Sessions, Anne Frank and The Little Bonsai from Hiroshima. If you have other book suggestions let me know!
Albie Sachs Prexy Nesbitt
Many thanks to Prexy Nesbitt , a history maker, http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/prexy-nesbitt-39, who spoke at the Mid Maine Global Forum and introduced me to the story of Albie Sachs and the new South Africa. http://www.softvengeancefilm.com/ It is a story we all need to know .