Going through a box of old 45s of my dad's I found this and the albums that had come in it. Among the multitude of things that he did in his life was to service jukeboxes. As he brought home the old 45s we'd get to listen to the most eclectic mix of music. Everything from Janice Joplin to Charlie Price to The Streak. I didn't know that learning languages had been so important to him until very recently as we've been clearing out the family home. There were tons of books in the basement and a lot of language albums. He seemed to be most interested in learning Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Hindi, and Arabic. He was the one that put us kids into Arabic lessons. He was always frustrated when immigrants didn't pass their language down to their children. Our mother wasn't taught Arabic and he strongly believed that to understand a people you had to understand their language. He travelled to all of those countries multiple times as well as Lebanon and Turkey and Pakistan and Afghanistan. When he received that package of albums he was 22 and living in Hollywood. A long and sad story about why he was there and how he got there... for another time! #album#albums#records#language#traveller#dreamer#mydad
On October 19th readers across the country will be reading "Quackers" by Liz Wong to promote early literacy for the 2017 Read for the Record. I'll be joining in by reading to the kindergartners at Palisades Elementary School.
Grab a copy of "Quackers" and this Thursday read it with your little duckling. 📚🐤🐥🐱 #Jumpstart#children#Read#books#literacy#language#Repost @jumpstartkids1
Just 3️ more days until #ReadfortheRecord ! Before Thursday, make sure you're registered to read with us so you can be counted towards our attempt to break the world reading record! Register at readfortherecord.org (link in our bio)
"When the British first arrived in Hong Kong in the 19th century, they came across a group of indigenous people on fishing boats and asked them what the place was called. "Hong Kong," those people replied. The name stuck, but the culture and the language weren't as resilient. Hong Kong is the Tanka words for "fragrant harbour". The language is spoken by people who call themselves "Soi Seung Yan", meaning "those born of the water". They were the earliest inhabitants of the region in coastal southern China.
Fifty-year-old Ming Gor is one of the last fluent speakers of the Tanka language. Until 2004, he lived on a boat and was a fisherman just like his father and grandfather.
But stringent environmental laws and government policy made it difficult to earn a living on the South China Sea, forcing him to move to land with his family. He says it's a familiar story in his community, which has been rapidly disappearing over the past few decades.
Historically considered the lowest class of Chinese and outcasts, the Tanka were quick to shed their identity once they started assimilating with the wider Cantonese community. It's a similar story for the Hakka community, according to Lau Chun-Fat, a Hakka academic campaigning to preserve dialects and languages from extinction.
Naomi Wong, 40, works for a trading company in the city but lives in the Hakka village house she grew up in with her parents. Her 80-year-old father gets emotional when asked about the language. He told us that Hakka is a language full of wisdom and should not be forgotten..." #awareness#Indigenous#humanrights#hongkong#china#cantonese#decolonize#culture#wayoflife#vancouver#britain#special#language#humanity#tanka#toronto#tokyo#berlin#rotterdam#stockholm#chinese#newyork
Speak kindly to others and speak kindly to yourself. We must change our inner dialogue and stop putting ourselves down. We need to stop just seeing our negatives and recognise our positives. The way we speak to ourselves matters!
photo | @blindsaay via @refinery29
Using obfuscation, fear mongering, hiding behind the block button are ALL plays right from THE ESTABLISHMENT HANDBOOK.
Influential profiles have steered the movement into places it shouldn't go. Learn Another Version of the Truth.
SO GOES SOCIALMEDIA, SO GOES THE INTERNET
SOCIAL MEDIA IS A WEAPON & it's being used against us all. [YouTube deleting videos enmasse & preventing live, IG deleting/hiding comments & follows, deleting profiles with no cause, preventing live, some/all hastags empty & feed tampering]
That's without Facebook's flatulent debauchery & Twitter's tainted tweets.
Taken a knee
Injustice we see
Flags at half staff
False as can be
You ask for it
To luminous beings as
Rainbows eternal are
Instagram has been infiltrated by a nefarious entity. They don't want us sharing & connecting with the app we ALL made to share and connect. I am an artist & human trying to share. When we see censorship, it should alarm everyone. This app and the fake society it reflects & openly promotes are used against the world in a sinister and effective way, silencing/dehumanizing those who warn others AND distracting them with empty illusions that will only lead to our demise.
We are living in the Tech Boom. With that has come sinister times. Watch your back and eachothers backs everywhere. They're preparing for something. We see them. It's very important for us to use one of our best human traits.
Adaptability. It's time to adapt.
Be a light for all in the world. Earth is alive.
🌍#ARTillery#4rtill3ry#VoteWithYourLifestyle#ArtIsResistance#ArtIsEveryWhere#UseWhatYouHave#KillYourTV#stARTSOMEthing#abstract#artist#abstractart#deviant#deviantart#darkart#abstractphotography#macro#macrophotography#minimal#modern#contemporary#dope#fine#streetart#streetphotography#trustyourdopeness#nin#yearzero isreal#nottheactualevents#addviolence thesliphesitationmarkswaitingforthemiracle #wwim16
(That's how you say "beautiful" in Russian, "krasivaya"😊)
Yes, this is me...shy and beautiful. As you get to know me I'm not so shy but I am in the beginning. I overcome my shyness through my writing. That's how the many forms of me come out. And every time I notice someone is waiting for a poem or a story, that speaks wonders or when someone gets excited to read a story or poem, I'm extremely glad you like my words. That means you enjoy what I put out into the world and that means more than what I could ever say. Thank you all so much💙 I'll continue to write because it's showing how I've gotten through things and how I'll get by. And I'll continue to write for myself and for you all. As I've said in an old poem, "this is only the beginning" referencing to writing. I'm not finished yet and I'm not quite sure I ever will be...
"We talk about how many women were raped last year, not about how many men raped women. We talk about how many girls in a school district were harassed last year, not about how many boys harassed girls. We talk about how many teenage girls in the state of Vermont got pregnant last year, rather than how many men and boys impregnated teenage girls.
So you can see how the use of the passive voice has a political effect. It shifts the focus off of men and boys and onto girls and women. Even the term 'violence against women' is problematic. It's a passive construction; theres no active agent in the sentence. It's a bad thing that happens to women, but when you look at the term 'violence against women,' nobody is doing it to them. It just happens to them. Men aren't even a part of it.
One of the ways dominance functions is by being unexamined.
When we hear the word race we tend to think: African American, Native American, Latino, Asian American...
When we hear the words sexual orientation, we tend to think: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender,
When we hear the word gender, we tend to think: women.
In each case the dominant group, white people, heterosexual people, men, don't get examined. As if men don't have gender, as if white people don't belong to some racial grouping, as if heterosexual people don't have some type of sexual orientation. In other words, we focus always on the subordinate group, and not the dominant group. And that's one of the ways the power of dominant groups isn't questioned, by remaining invisible." .
#JacksonKatz , American educator, filmmaker, and author