Twenty years later, a look back at a movie that made it cool to be a weirdo, mister.
I wonder what sorts of discoveries we, as students, can also gain from examining our own family histories, and the kinds of thought-provoking and extraordinary tales we can unearth about how we came to be where we are today.
Learning from the past, from the wisdom of pioneers, is crucial for future generations. Following is a short personal history with a message of family love embodied in PFLAG pioneers - luminaries of LGBTQ activism - that should be captured and remembered.
"I wanted to shine a light on that poetry -- the poetry of Visayan or Waray or Filipino English. I also wanted to capture the poetry of survivors, of witnesses to extreme events."
Magdaleno (Leno) Díaz passed way on February 10, 2015, at the age of 95. His passing gave me pause to contemplate the significance and impact of what is often referred to as The Greatest Generation.
The Oral History Club is a powerful example of the importance of intergenerational dialogue between our youth and the elders. It is the knowing of what has been that informs the limitless possibility of what can be.
Do you see a problem here? Is something missing from the lesson taught? I think there is. And it is a common problem in the social studies -- in history, sociology, anthropology, even education. The issue, as is so often the case, is power.
The 1947 Partition Archive gathers crowd-sourced oral history recordings through an online platform. The younger generation is being empowered to harness widely available communications technology to interview their elders.