Monday, June 29, 2009

The Ice Breaker

Today I started my class which is Leadership & the Civil Rights Movement. I have really great smart and intelligent teachers. There's a funny thing about them, they both live in Oakland. So it shows how its such a small world, I leave my neck of the woods to experience new people and I still end being taught by someone near me. Also one of my teachers Branice teaches at the Oakland School of Arts and my other teacher Kristian teachers at a school in Hayward.

When I leave this summer program, I feel like I'm going to leave with so much more information than I know now. I'm learning the songs that the Civil Rights participants song during the movement. I learned that older African-Americans during that time tried to keep what was happening from the children because they didn't want the children becoming a victim. And keeping secrets kind of hurt some of the children in a certain way.Lastly I learned about who has the power in certain situations. Example children control the economic power because they get their parents to by a lot of different things like an iPod and computers.

I just want to let everyone know that I'm having a great time and thanks for this opportunity to come to Brown.

1 comment:

Don Gosney said...


Interesting blog.

They tell us there are more than six billion people on this planet (and according to out cohorts at Columbia they're all right outside of their school). Nevertheless, it seems that all of the time we're finding that the world is a whole lot smaller than we ever imagined.

I'm finding stuff from your class very interesting, Tiffany. In future blogs, can you amplify a little on some of the subject matter so we can share some of what you're learning? At the same time, maybe you can expound a little and tell us what you're thinking about what you're learning.