November 11, 2014 Update

Elsa Beskow, With a Nisse

1. Reading: “Civil Society and Educational Publics: Possibilities and Problems” by Kathleen Knight Abowitz, in Promises to Keep: Cultural Studies, Democratic Education and Public Life, eds. Dimitriadis and Carlson.

2. Reading: “Start Something Fierce: A Young Woman’s Guide to Grassroots Organizing, 2nd Edition”  published by the Girls Action Foundation, as part of their Indigenous Young Women: Speaking Our Truths, Building Our Strengths initiative.  Link to download here.

3. Reading: “Troubling Heroes: Of Rosa Parks, Multicultural Education, and Critical Pedagogy” by Dennis Carlson in Promises to Keep: Cultural Studies, Democratic Education and Public Life, eds. Dimitriadis and Carlson.

4. Listening: Anthology of American Folk Music, vol. 1, Ballads, Green Singing

5. Reading: I am Malala:  The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christian Lamb.

6. Very excited about:  Girls: Oregon, Action, Leadership, Service

7. Visiting schools in Ås, Kristiansund, Arendal, Meham, Nordkjosbotn and Harstad, see the map here.

8. Anticipating: a trip to the Polar Zoo.

9. Watching repeatedly: Laura Veirs’s “Froggy Went a Courting” video  (King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O.)

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