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"Joseph and Maurice," a short story, a fable by Whitney Krupp

Discussion by: California Writ... on Fri, 2011-10-07 22:34 with 0 comments

Whitney Krupp, student at Terra Linda High School, submitted this short story to the California Writing Awards, which is sponsored by the California Writing Project. Three to four judges read every submission, and every judge who read Whitney’s piece could not stop talking about the significance of what she has to say through her story. For "Joseph and Maurice," Whitney was awarded a Gold Key Award and an American Voices nomination to the national Scholastic Writing Awards, the two highest honors for California students at the state level.

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What Can Students Do? Participate in Ally Week, October 21-25

Discussion by: California Writ... on Fri, 2011-10-07 22:32 with 0 comments

How can gay and straight students work together to address intolerances against LGBT students and educate their peers? Link here for more information and resources—http://www.allyweek.org

Download the Educators Guide to Ally Week: http://www.allyweek.org/studentseducators

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What Can Students Do? ThinkB4YouSpeak! Don’t Say “That’s So Gay.”

Discussion by: California Writ... on Fri, 2011-10-07 22:30 with 0 comments

Link here for more information and resources—
http://www.thinkb4youspeak.com/ForEducators/?state=&type=antibullying

Write up your plan, collect stories, take pictures, create a new discussion here on the I Write the Future Forum!

Words Have No Borders: Student Voices on Immigration, Language, and Culture

Discussion by: California Writ... on Fri, 2011-10-07 22:29 with 0 comments

Read these reflections and letters written by students about their language learning and immigrant experiences. Be sure to read the introduction, written by author, Edwidge Danticat, who shares, “Words have no borders. Every experience deserves a hearing. Everyone has a story to tell and we are all better for the telling.”

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What can teachers, students, parents, and community members do? Participate in the African American Read-in during February!

Discussion by: California Writ... on Fri, 2011-10-07 22:26 with 0 comments

You can all help make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting and coordinating Read-Ins at your school or in your community. “Hosting a Read-In can be as simple as bringing together friends to share a book, or as elaborate as arranging public readings and media presentations that feature professional African American writers.”

Link here for lists of books to read and information for organizing a read-in. Why not make it a write-in, too?
http://www.ncte.org/action/aari/packetinfo

Great Web-sources and Resources

Discussion by: California Writ... on Fri, 2011-10-07 22:25 with 0 comments

National Council of La Raza—Policy news and resources, immigration news and advocacy
http://www.nclr.org/

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)—Curriculum and teaching resources about civil rights and Japanese-American internment
http://www.jacl.org/

JACL Anti-HateProgram
http://www.jacl.org/public_policy/antihatehome.htm

NAACP—Policy news, spoken word campaign, historical resources re civil rights
http://www.naacp.org/content/main/

Special Olympics—Curriculum resources, policy, news, and connections
http://www.specialolympics.org/

Call to Write— Keeley Kaukimoce from Beat Freaks

Discussion by: California Writ... on Fri, 2011-10-07 22:24 with 0 comments

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One of the freedoms that Americans cherish is freedom of religion. How can we live our religion and faith in ways that are loving and tolerant of those who do not share our religious beliefs? Download the PDF above to read what hip hop dancer, Kelley Kaukimoce, a practicing Christian, has to say. What do you think?

Will you ever write about these issues in college?

Discussion by: California Writ... on Fri, 2011-10-07 22:23 with 0 comments

The following essays were written by college students at UC Davis and published in Prized Writing:

“The ‘Happy Days’ Syndrome,” Khang Nguyen (coming to terms with own culture)
http://prizedwriting.ucdavis.edu/past/1994-1995/the-201chappy-days201d-s...

“The Negotiation of Political Identities: Being Queer and an Asian Pacific Islander,” Mingzhao Xu
http://prizedwriting.ucdavis.edu/past/2003-2004/the-negotiation-of-polit...

“Another Way: When I Chose to be Queer,” Mo Torres

History in the Making—Election Blogfest, Laury Fischer

Discussion by: California Writ... on Fri, 2011-10-07 22:17 with 0 comments

We live in a time when the news—history in the making—is available to us 24 hours a day, and it's available in print, online, on TV, and over satellite radio. In addition, more and more people are writing about the news, especially on blogs. Download this writing and research opportunity, developed by Laury Fischer, an amazing community college writing teacher, to put your analytical skills to work in sorting out political news and the ways writing, language, arguments, and images are used to influence people.

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“Rude Democracy in America: Can We Overcome It?" Susan Herbst

Discussion by: California Writ... on Fri, 2011-10-07 22:15 with 0 comments

Herbst asserts that democracy “is impossible without the bravery it takes to express opinions and to do so civilly. The abilities to argue, to listen and create the nation together, are both foundational and non-negotiable.” What do you think of this opinion and the other views she expresses in her commentary?

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